Chippewa Cree Rodeo to conduct school
July 25, 2014
The Chippewa Cree Rodeo Association, with the sponsorship of Washington Redskins Original Americans Foundation, is conducting three days of rodeo schools at the Sybil Sangrey-Colliflower Memorial Arena three miles east of Box Elder
A team roping, steer wrestling and calf roping school will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, July 29-30, starting at 9 a.m. each day. The lead instructor for the school is Nolan Conway of Browning. Conway is ranked in the top 10 for the Indian National Finals Rodeo in all three disciplines.
A bareback and saddle bronc school is slated for Thursday, July 31, starting at 9 a.m. with Buck Lunak and Jesse Colliflower instructing. Lunak is No. 2 in the INFR rankings in bareback, and Colliflower, the current INFR saddle bronc champion, is No. 3 in this year’s standings.
All three instructors and many of those assisting them for the schools are members of Team Redskins, an Indian rodeo team of 18 adults and 15 youth sponsored by the foundation to compete at INFR-sanctioned rodeos on the way to the qualifying for the finals in Las Vegas Nov. 4-8.
The rodeo schools are open to everyone, youth to adults, at a cost of $50 per person, and interested people can call 395-5439 to register. The route to the arena will be marked, starting in Box Elder.