U of A Rodeo Squad

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Sunday Holland

UA rodeo team all geared up for their next performance

Dacey Cervantes, Senior Spotlight Editor

As many of you know, the University of Arizona has a basketball team, a baseball team, a football team, and so much more. But did you know that they had a rodeo team? According to Sarah Nelson, a senior at the UA and the team’s president for the last two years, the rodeo team is the oldest intercollegiate rodeo team in the country.¬† Competitions consist of events like bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, bull riding, and tie-down roping. The team competes year-round, competing in four fall events and six spring events. While a few of their teammates compete in the Grand Canyon region.

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To show their rodeo love, the UA team held flags on horseback in the front of the Tucson Rodeo Parade this year and will continue¬† into the limelight on Saturday, March 14 at the Pima County Fairgrounds. Slack, an event where extra contestants can join in, starts at 9:00 a.m., while the team’s performance starts at 2:00 p.m. If you love your Wildcats as much as you say you do, why not come celebrate their rodeo team!