Rodeo enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend as the Northwest Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals take place at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center in Hermiston. Hosted by Blue Mountain Community College (BMCC), the event promises to be a high-energy showcase of college rodeo talent. 


Participating Colleges and Current Rankings 

The competition, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, will feature teams from several colleges, including Walla Walla Community College, University of Idaho, Treasure Valley Community College, and Lassen College from Susanville, California. BMCC's Timberwolves, currently in second place in total points for both men's and women's teams, are looking to make a strong showing on their home turf. 

Stakes and Path to National Finals 

The stakes are high, with the top two teams and top three athletes in each event earning a ticket to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, this June. The event is a significant stepping stone for college rodeo athletes hoping to make a name for themselves on a national stage. 


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Friday's Schedule and Community Support 

Friday's action kicks off with slack at 2 p.m., followed by the main performance at 6 p.m. This night is hosted by the BMCC Rodeo Boosters, with all proceeds going to support the BMCC Rodeo Team. It's an excellent opportunity for the community to rally behind the local team while enjoying a night of rodeo excitement. 

Saturday's Finals and Affordable Family Fun 

The finals on Saturday are expected to draw even larger crowds. Slack starts at 1 p.m., with the main performance at 5 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 per day, making it an affordable and family-friendly event. 

Join the Excitement in Eastern Oregon 

With a lineup of talented athletes, a supportive community, and the high stakes of national competition, the Northwest Intercollegiate Rodeo Finals are set to be a memorable event. Rodeo fans and newcomers alike are encouraged to attend and experience the excitement of college rodeo in Eastern Oregon. 


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