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History

Having their first Rodeo in 1976 after the completion of the West Kentucky Livestock and Exposition Center, now known as the William "Bill" Cherry Agricultural Exposition Center, the Murray State University College Rodeo is the oldest rodeo in Kentucky. The MSU team is part of the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and competes against other college teams from Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Texas.

Welcome to the Murray State University Rodeo Team!

Events

Bull Riding

Cowboys compete for best ride in 8 seconds.

Saddle Bronc Riding

Cowboys compete for best ride in 8 seconds

Bareback Bronc Riding

Cowboys compete for best ride in 8 seconds

Team Roping

A Header team roper and Heeling team roper work together to rope the steer in the fastest time

Breakaway and Calf Roping

Cowboys rope and tie the calf down and Cowgirls rope the calf for the fastest time

Steer Wrestling

Cowboys compete for the fastest time to wrestle the steer

Barrel Racing

Cowgirls compete for the fastest time to complete the cloverleaf barrel pattern

Goat Tying

Cowgirls compete for fastest time to tie down the goat