February 18, 2014

The Northeastern Junior College Rodeo Team will host its annual rodeo jackpot on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at the Logan County Fairgrounds in Sterling. This event is co-sanctioned by the Women’s Rodeo Association and the Colorado Calf Ropers Association.

Action begins at 9 a.m. with an exhibition barrel race for a $5 entry fee, followed at 10 a.m. by an Open 4-D Barrel Race with an entry fee of $45 per entry.

Open calf-roping will begin at 11 a.m. with a two and a short go run for $100. High school students or over age 50 will get one half second off per calf.

Women, men over age 50, and boys age 13 and under can compete in open Breakaway – 2 and a short for $100 entry fee. Breakaway will be the first event to get underway after noon.

Open Goat Tying – 2 and  a short for $60, will run sometime after 2 p.m. and open team roping, 2 and a short for $50 per man (enter 4 times) will start at approximately 2 p.m. In the open team roping, expected to start at 3 p.m., there will be a 12 Handicapped—(12 Straight time), 4 head-progressive, one second off per number, $50/man (enter 5 times).

All entries must be paid in cash only. In the event of inclement weather or bad roads, contestants traveling here should call before they haul. Contact the NJC rodeo coaches at these numbers, Brian Cullen 970-554-1444  or  Taya McAdow 720-839-5085

February 22 is also the 20th Annual Hoops Homecoming for Northeastern Junior College. Alumni are encouraged to be in town and watch the jackpot and then stay around to watch the basketball ballgames at the Bank of Colorado Event Center. The women will play at 4  p.m., followed by the men at 6 p.m. The opponent will be Western Nebraska Community College. The NJC men’s team is currently ranked 5th in the nation.  The NJC Men’s Baseball Team will also be taking on WNCC’s team at Plainsman Park during the day with games at 12 noon and 3 p.m.