The Rodeo Team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) is a member of the Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).  The University provides scholarships and support to competitions.  Coach Rusty Jones is dedicated to helping rodeo athletes excel both academically and athletically. 

 Rodeo facilities:

     located on the back of the UAM campus. 

    3 barns

    33 stalls and turn out pens

    lighted 160 x 210 arena

    access to a covered arena 2 miles from campus


    Monday - Thursday all timed events, rough stock practice as needed

    Scheduled and supervised by Coach Jones

    stock - sufficient amount of stock each semester based on number of team members

Travel Money:

        Incentive travel money given to team members that qualify for short go at the previous rodeo

Scholarship Application

    Rodeo scholarships given at coaches discretion

    Scholarship recipients must:

        Complete at least 12 academic hours each semester

        Maintain a 2.0 gpa

        Attend all college rodeos

Faculty Advisor:

Rusty Jones of Monticello is the Collegiate Rodeo Coach for UAM.  Mr. Jones joined the faculty in the College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources in July, 2010. Rusty is a Florida native with a number of years of rodeo experience. He attended Missouri Valley College and competed in the Ozark Region.  He obtained his Master’s degree from Lindenwood University.  The University of Arkansas at Monticello participates in the NIRA’s Ozark Region and under Coach Jones' leadership, will compete in ten rodeos during the school year. He and his wife, Lisa, have one daughter, Veda.

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