It’s time again for the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo

CHEYENNE, WYO — The chute is just about open on the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo at Laramie County Community College.

The rodeo begins with slack at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, and performance at 7 p.m. Slack continues Oct. 10 at 9 a.m., and the Saturday performance starts at 7 p.m. The finals performance is Sunday, Oct. 11, at 1 p.m. All rodeo action takes place at the LCCC indoor arena.

More than 400 rodeo competitors from 14 colleges and universities are heading for Cheyenne to take part in the last rodeo of the fall semester for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Central Rocky Mountain Region.

Admission for the rodeo performances is free for LCCC students and children 10 years old or younger; $5 for military, seniors or youth 11-17 years old; and $10 for all others. Three-day passes are available for purchase. Admission to slack is free.

For tickets and schedule information, call (307) 778-1152 or visit the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo Web page. Tickets are also available at the door.

Proceeds from the rodeo will be put toward a scholarship fund established in the memory of Shawn Dubie. Shawn was a saddle bronc rider from Alpena, Mich., by way of Rock Springs, Wyo., who rode for LCCC on a rodeo scholarship but died from injuries sustained while competing in saddle bronc riding. Recipients of the Shawn Dubie Memorial Scholarship must attend LCCC, actively participate on the LCCC Rodeo Team and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.