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.
located on the back of the UAM campus.
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
Incentive travel money given to team members that qualify for short go at the previous rodeo
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
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.