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OJC Press Release ID: 2919

Thursday, April 4, 2019

OJC to Host Rattler Roundup Showcase Rodeo

April 12, at 7:00 p.m.

The Otero Junior College Rodeo Team in partnership with the OJC Agriculture Club will host a showcase rodeo for the community on April 12 at 7 p.m. at the La Junta Kids Rodeo Grounds. A barbeque will be provided by student life for OJC students beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The night will feature OJC students and alumni competing in bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, saddle bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, goat tying, breakaway and bareback riding events. The Agriculture club will be providing a small petting zoo for the evening, as well as hosting lawn games and other entertainment for all ages.

“The Rattler Roundup is a great opportunity for our team to show off their talents to our community, who otherwise don’t get to see them compete,” Linsay Sumpter, head rodeo coach said. “Aside from seeing the team, we also can’t wait for the community to see the capital improvements that have been made to the rodeo grounds, thanks to the efforts put in by the City of La Junta and former OJC President, Jim Rizzuto.”

Sumpter encourages everyone in the community to come out to enjoy the evening and support the OJC rodeo team. She explained that the rodeo will be like a real rodeo with music and excitement, though the team will not be competing for prize money like they do in true competitions.

For more information about the Rattler Roundup, contact Sumpter at 719-384-6876 or email


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OJC to Host Rattler Roundup Showcase Rodeo