Submitted by Heather Cutshall, May 2
Fort Scott Community College Rodeo Team and Alumni will show off their skills during “The Clash” event on Saturday, May 7, at Arnold Arena.
“The Clash” is a fundraising event that gives FSCC rodeo students the opportunity to compete alongside professionally-ranked alumni.
“We look forward to seeing the students and alumni get together and compete against each other,” said Chad Cross, FSCC Rodeo Coach. “It’s a fun and friendly competition.”
The event will include a team competition, silent auction, live auction and BBQ meal. The evening will begin with a BBQ dinner at 5 p.m. in Arnold Arena. After the meal, “The Clash” event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Matches will include bareback riding, calf roping, breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, goat tying, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing and bull riding.
FSCC alumni who will compete include Stuart Gullager, Ray Holmes, Glen Smith, Brandi Buzzard, Nathan Hughes, Lindsey Hughes, Carl Taylor and Cody Hamm.
“I’m excited to compete in the bull riding match,” said Luke Hamilton, FSCC Rodeo Student. “It’s been a great year all-around for the team, and this event is a great way to end the year.”
The BBQ dinner admission is by donation, and ticket prices for The Clash are $8 for adults, $5 for students, $3 for children ages 6-12 years and free for children five and under. Proceeds from the event will benefit upgrades to the outside rodeo arena and rodeo student scholarships. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (620) 223-2700, ext. 7020.