Colorado State University Rodeo Team Hosts Skyline Stampede April 2-4

For the 61st year, the Colorado State University Rodeo Team will host the Skyline Stampede collegiate rodeo. The annual event is the longest-running and one of the largest collegiate rodeos in the nation.

The Skyline Stampede is April 2-4 at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center, 701 S. Overland Trail, Fort Collins. The stampede features three performances:

• 7 p.m., Friday, April 2;
• 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 3;
• 10 a.m. Sunday, April 4 is the championship round.

The rodeo is produced by student members of the CSU Rodeo Team and serves at the team’s annual fundraiser.

Competitors at the Skyline Stampede are members of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, the governing body of collegiate rodeo, and represent schools in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming. The rodeo will feature events including:

• bareback riding
• barrel racing
• breakaway roping
• bull riding
• calf roping
• goat tying
• saddle bronc riding
• steer wrestling
• team roping

Teams from the following colleges and universities are expected to compete at this year’s Skyline Stampede:

• Laramie County Community College
• Casper College
• University of Wyoming
• Central Wyoming College
• Gillette College
• Eastern Wyoming College
• Chadron State College
• Sheridan College
• University of Colorado
• U.S. Air Force Academy
• Mesa State College
• Larimer Community College
• Northeastern Junior College

The rodeo tradition at CSU began in 1922 when the Colorado A&M Livestock Club held a rodeo for a fundraiser. The Skyline Stampede has been produced since 1950 and held at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center since 1989. The Equine Center is an indoor, heated arena that provides stadium and bleacher seating for 2,000 spectators.

Tickets for the Skyline Stampede are available at the door. Adult and senior admission is $5; students and children 6 years old and up $3; and children under 6 years old are free. For more information, contact Norm Dalsted at (970) 491-5627 or