UT MARTIN'S 49TH ANNUAL SPRING COLLEGE RODEO SET FOR THIS WEEK
April 3, 2017
MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin proudly hosts the 49th annual spring college rodeo starting on Thursday, April 6 and going through Saturday, April 8 at the Ned Ray McWherter Agricultural Complex and NW (Doc) Robinson Arena.
Action starts at 7:30 p.m. on all three dates. All tickets are $6 on Thursday while adult tickets are $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Tickets for ages 6-12 and UT Martin students with a valid ID are $7 for both Friday and Saturday. A $20 weekend pass is also available for all three nights. Ages 5 and under are free with a paid adult.
Saturday’s event can be viewed online, free of charge, courtesy of the Ohio Valley Conference Digital Network at the link above. Action from all three nights can also be heard locally on WCMT Mix 101.3 FM or online at the link at the top of the webpage.
The UT Martin rodeo has been named the Ozark Region “Rodeo of the Year” for 11 consecutive years. The event serves as a platform for the upcoming College National Finals Rodeo, which will be held in Casper, Wyo. on June 9-17.
Along with UT Martin, teams from the University of Arkansas-Cossatot, University of Arkansas-Monticello, East Mississippi Community College, Missouri Valley College, Murray State University, Northwest Mississippi Community College, Southern Arkansas University, University of Tennessee, Three Rivers College and University of West Alabama will take part in the festivities.
EQyss Grooming Products is sponsoring a crawfish supper at the American Legion building on Wednesday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. Hamburgers and hot dogs will also be available in addition to corn on the cob and new potatoes. Tickets are $15 per person.
Thursday night is Tyson, Obion County Complex Performance night. Timed events and rough stock events – including bull riding – will be featured while fans can enter a drawing for a chance to win an MTD riding lawnmower. The Weakley County 4-H Mounted Drill Team will conduct the opening.
Friday is Tennessee Tractor, LLC Performance night. Timed events and rough stock events (including bull riding) will be featured. A second drawing for an MTD riding lawnmower will take place while Friday also serves as “Orange Out for Coy” night to raise money for the Coy Lutz Memorial Scholarship. In addition to the opening, the Weakley County 4-H Mounted Drill Team will also perform a special presentation at 7:10 p.m.
Saturday is Martin Paving Company Championship Finals, where the top-10 contestants from the opening round will compete in a battle of the best of the best. Edward Jones Investments is also holding a free barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. at the downtown Martin Festival Park while a scholarship auction will follow at 12:30 p.m. All proceeds will go to the UT Martin Rodeo Scholarship Fund.