Ag Club Rodeo ads a new contest
T his year's ACU Rodeo featured a number
of events and contests for ACU students.
Edward Brokaw, faculty member in the
department of agriculture and environment,
said that the rodeo has been a popular event
for several decades, especially over the past
He said there was a big crowd; the stands
were overflowing with people who came to
see the rodeo.
Also separate events for men and women
were available to compete in.
Women's events included goat dressing,
calf scramble, and barrel racing while men's
events were bronc riding, shute dogging,
team branding, and steer saddling.
One event that was popular with women
was the Rodeo Queen contest. Haley Moudy,
freshman exercise science major from Earth,
won this contest. Contestants for queen competed
for points in a pie-eating contest, a stickhorse
race and a cow-patty toss.
There was also a question-and-answer session
featuring categories as "All things Texas,"
"Country Knowledge," and "Westerns," said
Britt McKinney, a senior composite interdisciplinary
major from Plano.
The only obligation the rodeo queen will
have during her reign is to come to next year's
rodeo and pass her crown to her successor.
The idea to have the contest started out as
a joke in the Rodeo Club.
"We were trying to think of new things to
do in the rodeo," said Carrie Peter, a junior
agricultural business major from El Campo.
"Mainly, we needed something to fill the gaps,
while we change the livestock for the main
events. We thought about having activities for
the crowd, but when the queen competition
came along we thought it'd be a perfect filler."
Moudy said they looked "kind of stupid,"
but they got to meet new people and have fun
together., but it was a lot of fun.
To enter the Rodeo Queen contest, there
was an entry fee of $50, which would go to
help fund the Special Olympics.
Brokaw said that the rodeo was not a
fundraiser for the Ag club, it was just an intramural
event which was sponsored by the
He said that hopefully the rodeo will continue
for years to come and continue to be a
popular campus attraction.
-Rebekah Thomas and Bryan Monroe
Abilene Christian University. Prickly Pear, Yearbook of Abilene Christian University, 2002. Dallas, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39886/. Accessed March 27, 2015.