NORFOLK, Nebraska (KTIV)- Northeast Community College is looking to rope in some new athletes with its latest athletic program.
The college will be adding a rodeo team in the fall of 2019.
Currently, the college offers eight sports, and the new rodeo program will be added for both men and women at the college.
The program will be in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).
School officials are now looking for practice facilities the team will use during the season.
The team will be participating in 10 rodeos throughout the year, in the Great Plains Region.
“Which we’re very proud to have farming programs here at this college, but we also want to encourage our ranching students, our future ranching students to come to Northeast Community College and one way to do that is to add the rodeo program, said Dr. Michael Chipps, College President.
The college has put out a national search for a coach and hopes to have at least 20 athletes participating in the first year.
Scholarship money is set aside for the athletes.