Douglas AZ - Navajo Technical University Rodeo team's first Rodeo of the year starts at the Cochise College Rodeo on September 25-26 in Douglas Arizona. The Rodeo will gassemble rodeo athletes from colleges and universities who are members of the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

NTU Rodeo athletes on the 2021-2022 roster include returning athletes Matthew Jodie, Kyra Capitan. The team introduces a freshmen group, Kelvin Capitan team roping, Fiona Martinez and LaBelle LaFrance will compete in breakaway roping and goat tying .NTU Rodeo team’s new addition, who have previous college Rodeo experience, are Rooster Yazzie and Hiyo Yazzie who compete in Team Roping, Steer Wrestling, and tie down roping, and Bullrider Milton James.

"I'm looking forward to this year, this is a pretty good team. All the members have pulled through the junior and high school rodeo ranks. It's time for the college rodeo. They are doing their best right now, which puts them in the best place for the next. The more events they enter, the more points we get and that puts us in good overall school standings. I expect a good outcome from my team this semester.” said NTU Rodeo Coach Nicole Pino.

With the rodeo season off to a promising start the team will also be preparing for the upcoming scheduled rodeos. NTU Rodeo team will be scheduled to compete at Mesalands October 9 & 10, and NSMU on October 30. We wish our cowboys and cowgirls safe travels and the best of luck in their respective events. Go Skyhawks!

Skyhawk Athletics

NTU teams have goals to place in their conference, regional, and national championships in a variety of sports. Winning teams have become a tradition at NTU in both men’s and women’s sports. Community support for intercollegiate athletics at NTU has been outstanding. The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship and academic excellence through the University mission.

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