The annual steak dinner and auction, which benefits the Tarleton Rodeo Program’s scholarship fund, begins at 6 p.m. with an auction reception and preview mixer at the City Hall venue, followed by the Rodeo Hall of Fame induction ceremony at 7 p.m., dinner and a live auction.
Admission to the event is $50 per person and includes dinner. Tickets are available for purchase through the day of the induction ceremony and auction, or by contacting the Office of Rodeo Activities at 254-968-9344 or 254-968-9187.
Tarleton’s renowned rodeo program is known for having some of the toughest and most talented student competitors among National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association members. To celebrate their achievements during the past 69 years, the Rodeo Hall of Fame was established in 2012 to recognize some of the cowboys and cowgirls who have brought notoriety to the sport and university.
Competing for the purple and white under the motto, “A Winning Tradition,” Tarleton’s rodeo teams have won seven national championship titles, 24 individual national championships and numerous NIRA Southwest Region titles since the program was established in 1947.
In 2016-17, Tarleton boasted one of the largest collegiate rodeo teams in the nation with 128 card-holding student members.