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Kicking off the college rodeo season

Jo Chytka
Hemingford, Neb.

The Chadron State College Rodeo Team kicked off the Spring season by holding their annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser, March 20, 2010, in Chadron, Neb. Team members pictured (front row l-r) Bill Svoboda, Chip Hartman, Bailey Lord, Regina Ertz, Kelsey Scott, Jory Zurcher, and Kody Scheaer. (middle row) Lisa Vroman, Stormy Fink, Ty Cleveland, Cody Grubb, Coach Dustin Luper, Karalyn Bridgeman, Becky Grimm, Kaylee Gallino, Josi Jensen, and Lacey Roberts. (back row) Robert Lemmon, Ty Brown, Whitten Hoover, Clinton Lambrecht, Trey White, Casey Albright, Tel Mack, Asst. Coach Joe Lemmon, Bridger Chytka, and Dustin Lester. (not pictured) Ty Werdel, Jedidiah Wilson, Thad Nelson, and Eric Eddington.

Good food, good entertainment and conversation along with an opportunity to support the CSC rodeo team were on order Saturday night March 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dawes County fairgrounds in Chadron, Neb.

The annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser for the Chadron State College Rodeo Team had a tremendous turnout as right at 300 people came out to show their support by attending and bidding on items available during both live and silent auctions.

The event started out at the fairgrounds with a meal of calf fries, roast beef, potatoes, salads and tea, juice or water and dessert catered by Feik’s 120 in Chadron. At around 6:45 p.m. the live auction began. Del Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate and Auctioneers out of Bridgeport, NE, was the auctioneer along with Jake Kraupie and Lane Marrow calling bids. Del kept up a lively pace as the rodeo team members displayed the items donated by rodeo club members to be sold.

There was something for everyone to bid on, such as numerous pieces of art work, both original and prints, tack, decorative items, jewelry, belts, picture frames, hat bands, gift baskets, clocks, saddle rack and a roping dummy to mention a few. Numerous items were created by the team members themselves.

At the conclusion of the live auction, Del read off the results of the silent auction, from the bidding sheets left next to those items on tables and marked during the course of the evening.

Next on the agenda was Brock Finn, from South Dakota who played the guitar and sang a few selections before everyone who wanted to dance and enjoy more music by Brock and his band adjourned to Feik’s 120 in downtown Chadron.

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Total money earned from the event was $7,660. Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said the team was able to rent an indoor practice arena this year from Chane Coomes and the money earned would go toward rent on the arena as well as practice livestock.

Coach Luper remarked on the evening, “I believe we are really blessed to have everyone come out and support the kids like they do. It is wonderful to have the local ranchers, friends and family here, because without them we could not operate this program.”

The event kicked off the spring rodeo season for the CSC rodeo team as they look forward to the first rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. There are five rodeos remaining before the National College Finals to be held in Casper, Wyo. June, 13-19. Rodeos are scheduled in Torrington, Wyo. (March 26- 28); Ft. Collins, Colo. (April 2-4); Casper, Wyo. (April 16-18), Sterling, Colo. (April 23-35) and Laramie, Wyo. (April 30- May 2).

Coach Luper said he has a large team this year with 30 members. He said the key word this spring for the team is ‘expectancy’. “I expect the team to really shine. They have put in a lot of hard work all winter long. I’m proud of them and all the practicing they have been doing. I really enjoy working with them all; they are a great group of young men and women.”

Good food, good entertainment and conversation along with an opportunity to support the CSC rodeo team were on order Saturday night March 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dawes County fairgrounds in Chadron, Neb.

The annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser for the Chadron State College Rodeo Team had a tremendous turnout as right at 300 people came out to show their support by attending and bidding on items available during both live and silent auctions.

The event started out at the fairgrounds with a meal of calf fries, roast beef, potatoes, salads and tea, juice or water and dessert catered by Feik’s 120 in Chadron. At around 6:45 p.m. the live auction began. Del Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate and Auctioneers out of Bridgeport, NE, was the auctioneer along with Jake Kraupie and Lane Marrow calling bids. Del kept up a lively pace as the rodeo team members displayed the items donated by rodeo club members to be sold.

There was something for everyone to bid on, such as numerous pieces of art work, both original and prints, tack, decorative items, jewelry, belts, picture frames, hat bands, gift baskets, clocks, saddle rack and a roping dummy to mention a few. Numerous items were created by the team members themselves.

At the conclusion of the live auction, Del read off the results of the silent auction, from the bidding sheets left next to those items on tables and marked during the course of the evening.

Next on the agenda was Brock Finn, from South Dakota who played the guitar and sang a few selections before everyone who wanted to dance and enjoy more music by Brock and his band adjourned to Feik’s 120 in downtown Chadron.

Total money earned from the event was $7,660. Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said the team was able to rent an indoor practice arena this year from Chane Coomes and the money earned would go toward rent on the arena as well as practice livestock.

Coach Luper remarked on the evening, “I believe we are really blessed to have everyone come out and support the kids like they do. It is wonderful to have the local ranchers, friends and family here, because without them we could not operate this program.”

The event kicked off the spring rodeo season for the CSC rodeo team as they look forward to the first rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. There are five rodeos remaining before the National College Finals to be held in Casper, Wyo. June, 13-19. Rodeos are scheduled in Torrington, Wyo. (March 26- 28); Ft. Collins, Colo. (April 2-4); Casper, Wyo. (April 16-18), Sterling, Colo. (April 23-35) and Laramie, Wyo. (April 30- May 2).

Coach Luper said he has a large team this year with 30 members. He said the key word this spring for the team is ‘expectancy’. “I expect the team to really shine. They have put in a lot of hard work all winter long. I’m proud of them and all the practicing they have been doing. I really enjoy working with them all; they are a great group of young men and women.”

Good food, good entertainment and conversation along with an opportunity to support the CSC rodeo team were on order Saturday night March 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dawes County fairgrounds in Chadron, Neb.

The annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser for the Chadron State College Rodeo Team had a tremendous turnout as right at 300 people came out to show their support by attending and bidding on items available during both live and silent auctions.

The event started out at the fairgrounds with a meal of calf fries, roast beef, potatoes, salads and tea, juice or water and dessert catered by Feik’s 120 in Chadron. At around 6:45 p.m. the live auction began. Del Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate and Auctioneers out of Bridgeport, NE, was the auctioneer along with Jake Kraupie and Lane Marrow calling bids. Del kept up a lively pace as the rodeo team members displayed the items donated by rodeo club members to be sold.

There was something for everyone to bid on, such as numerous pieces of art work, both original and prints, tack, decorative items, jewelry, belts, picture frames, hat bands, gift baskets, clocks, saddle rack and a roping dummy to mention a few. Numerous items were created by the team members themselves.

At the conclusion of the live auction, Del read off the results of the silent auction, from the bidding sheets left next to those items on tables and marked during the course of the evening.

Next on the agenda was Brock Finn, from South Dakota who played the guitar and sang a few selections before everyone who wanted to dance and enjoy more music by Brock and his band adjourned to Feik’s 120 in downtown Chadron.

Total money earned from the event was $7,660. Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said the team was able to rent an indoor practice arena this year from Chane Coomes and the money earned would go toward rent on the arena as well as practice livestock.

Coach Luper remarked on the evening, “I believe we are really blessed to have everyone come out and support the kids like they do. It is wonderful to have the local ranchers, friends and family here, because without them we could not operate this program.”

The event kicked off the spring rodeo season for the CSC rodeo team as they look forward to the first rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. There are five rodeos remaining before the National College Finals to be held in Casper, Wyo. June, 13-19. Rodeos are scheduled in Torrington, Wyo. (March 26- 28); Ft. Collins, Colo. (April 2-4); Casper, Wyo. (April 16-18), Sterling, Colo. (April 23-35) and Laramie, Wyo. (April 30- May 2).

Coach Luper said he has a large team this year with 30 members. He said the key word this spring for the team is ‘expectancy’. “I expect the team to really shine. They have put in a lot of hard work all winter long. I’m proud of them and all the practicing they have been doing. I really enjoy working with them all; they are a great group of young men and women.”

Good food, good entertainment and conversation along with an opportunity to support the CSC rodeo team were on order Saturday night March 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dawes County fairgrounds in Chadron, Neb.

The annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser for the Chadron State College Rodeo Team had a tremendous turnout as right at 300 people came out to show their support by attending and bidding on items available during both live and silent auctions.

The event started out at the fairgrounds with a meal of calf fries, roast beef, potatoes, salads and tea, juice or water and dessert catered by Feik’s 120 in Chadron. At around 6:45 p.m. the live auction began. Del Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate and Auctioneers out of Bridgeport, NE, was the auctioneer along with Jake Kraupie and Lane Marrow calling bids. Del kept up a lively pace as the rodeo team members displayed the items donated by rodeo club members to be sold.

There was something for everyone to bid on, such as numerous pieces of art work, both original and prints, tack, decorative items, jewelry, belts, picture frames, hat bands, gift baskets, clocks, saddle rack and a roping dummy to mention a few. Numerous items were created by the team members themselves.

At the conclusion of the live auction, Del read off the results of the silent auction, from the bidding sheets left next to those items on tables and marked during the course of the evening.

Next on the agenda was Brock Finn, from South Dakota who played the guitar and sang a few selections before everyone who wanted to dance and enjoy more music by Brock and his band adjourned to Feik’s 120 in downtown Chadron.

Total money earned from the event was $7,660. Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said the team was able to rent an indoor practice arena this year from Chane Coomes and the money earned would go toward rent on the arena as well as practice livestock.

Coach Luper remarked on the evening, “I believe we are really blessed to have everyone come out and support the kids like they do. It is wonderful to have the local ranchers, friends and family here, because without them we could not operate this program.”

The event kicked off the spring rodeo season for the CSC rodeo team as they look forward to the first rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. There are five rodeos remaining before the National College Finals to be held in Casper, Wyo. June, 13-19. Rodeos are scheduled in Torrington, Wyo. (March 26- 28); Ft. Collins, Colo. (April 2-4); Casper, Wyo. (April 16-18), Sterling, Colo. (April 23-35) and Laramie, Wyo. (April 30- May 2).

Coach Luper said he has a large team this year with 30 members. He said the key word this spring for the team is ‘expectancy’. “I expect the team to really shine. They have put in a lot of hard work all winter long. I’m proud of them and all the practicing they have been doing. I really enjoy working with them all; they are a great group of young men and women.”

Good food, good entertainment and conversation along with an opportunity to support the CSC rodeo team were on order Saturday night March 20, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Dawes County fairgrounds in Chadron, Neb.

The annual Black Tie Calf Fry fundraiser for the Chadron State College Rodeo Team had a tremendous turnout as right at 300 people came out to show their support by attending and bidding on items available during both live and silent auctions.

The event started out at the fairgrounds with a meal of calf fries, roast beef, potatoes, salads and tea, juice or water and dessert catered by Feik’s 120 in Chadron. At around 6:45 p.m. the live auction began. Del Kraupie, of Kraupie’s Real Estate and Auctioneers out of Bridgeport, NE, was the auctioneer along with Jake Kraupie and Lane Marrow calling bids. Del kept up a lively pace as the rodeo team members displayed the items donated by rodeo club members to be sold.

There was something for everyone to bid on, such as numerous pieces of art work, both original and prints, tack, decorative items, jewelry, belts, picture frames, hat bands, gift baskets, clocks, saddle rack and a roping dummy to mention a few. Numerous items were created by the team members themselves.

At the conclusion of the live auction, Del read off the results of the silent auction, from the bidding sheets left next to those items on tables and marked during the course of the evening.

Next on the agenda was Brock Finn, from South Dakota who played the guitar and sang a few selections before everyone who wanted to dance and enjoy more music by Brock and his band adjourned to Feik’s 120 in downtown Chadron.

Total money earned from the event was $7,660. Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said the team was able to rent an indoor practice arena this year from Chane Coomes and the money earned would go toward rent on the arena as well as practice livestock.

Coach Luper remarked on the evening, “I believe we are really blessed to have everyone come out and support the kids like they do. It is wonderful to have the local ranchers, friends and family here, because without them we could not operate this program.”

The event kicked off the spring rodeo season for the CSC rodeo team as they look forward to the first rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. There are five rodeos remaining before the National College Finals to be held in Casper, Wyo. June, 13-19. Rodeos are scheduled in Torrington, Wyo. (March 26- 28); Ft. Collins, Colo. (April 2-4); Casper, Wyo. (April 16-18), Sterling, Colo. (April 23-35) and Laramie, Wyo. (April 30- May 2).

Coach Luper said he has a large team this year with 30 members. He said the key word this spring for the team is ‘expectancy’. “I expect the team to really shine. They have put in a lot of hard work all winter long. I’m proud of them and all the practicing they have been doing. I really enjoy working with them all; they are a great group of young men and women.”