Who Are We? The CWU Rodeo Club is made up of both rodeo competitors and non-competitors. The club is intended to bring individuals together to make new friends with a common interest in rodeo. The club is managed by the club's board of directors. The board is made up of both competitors and non-competitors. The rodeo club also hosts an annual rodeo at the Ellensburg Rodeo Arena. The Todd D. Anderson Memorial Rodeo is held every April and attracts competitors from ten different schools from all over Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The event is free to attend.
What is Rodeo? It is a public exhibition of cowboy/cowgirl skills. Some of these skill include bronc riding, barrel racing, bull riding and team roping.
What Should a Spectator Expect? Spectators should expect to see an event with fierce competition between competitors. You will also see the joy of cowboys and cowgirls who perform well during their event and frustration of those who don't succeed.
- Bareback bronc
- Saddle bronc
- Bull riding
- Steer wrestling
- Team roping
- Breakaway roping
- Tie down roping
- Goat tying
- Barrell racing
*Schedule is the same for Saturday and Sunday. Sunday is the finals for these events.
Slack- Performances begin at 11:00 a.m.Barrel Racing
Performances Continue at 6:00 p.m.Bareback
Tie Down Roping
- To have a club that is structured, supportive, energetic, and fun for all members.
- To generate an interest in rodeo among Central Washington University students and administration.
- To have a competitive club consisting of unified, hard working, dedicated rodeo athletes.
- To attract any and all rodeo athletes to Central Washington University.
- To establish and maintain a reputable name for our club among intercollegiate rodeos, and with the community of Ellensburg.
- To have a successful and fun annual intercollegiate rodeo in Ellensburg.
- To uphold the reputation of the well known Ellensburg Rodeo.