NTU’s rodeo program is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The rodeo sports program provides students with the opportunity to embrace New Mexico’s rugged landscape and compete in various rodeo competitions. Student athletes learn to work as one team with their livestock and team members to represent Navajo Technical University with their dedication and horsemanship skills.

Apply now to NTU and become a Skyhawk today! Join Navajo Technical University’s Rodeo Team!

Nicole Pino, Head Rodeo Coach
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Phone: 505.387.7385 ex1029


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Spring Schedule
Spring 2024 Rodeo Schedule



Coach Bio

Name: Nicole Pino
Clans: Bitahni, Toheedlinii, TsiDooliish, Chishi
Hometown: Crownpoint, NM
Job Titles: NTU Head Rodeo Coach for the past 6 years & NTU COVID-19 Education Specialist for the past 2 years.
Education: 1st aid & CPR Certified, Hunter Education Certified, Trained in COVID-safe Practices, Trained in John Hopkins Contact Tracing, Certificate in Welding, Associates of Applied Science in Pre-Veterinary Technician, Bachelor of Science in Animal Science.
Hobbies: Rodeo, Training horses, Youth horsemanship, Ranching, Stock contracting, Fishing, Hunting, Camping, Archery, Welding, Composting, Gardening, Cooking, Baking, Salsa making, Sewing, Playing cards & board games.
Job Titles Held: NTU Extension Agent, NTU Greenhouse Manager, NTU Community Garden Manager, APHIS-USDA Animal Health Technician, NTU Veterinarian Technician, Cedar Animal Hospital Vet Tech, Navajo Nation Extension Agent, NMSU Field Researcher. 2022 College National Finals Rodeo, Casper Wyoming

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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