Rodeo, carnival lasso in students

ASU community discusses favorite part of the fair

By Rosanna Aguilera
On February 9, 2017

Photo by Kaitlin Trujillo
The San Angelo Rodeo Ambassadors perform their coordinated routine. The Ambassadors spend many hours working with their horses.

ASU Rodeo Day, on Feb. 4, was attended by multiple student organizations.

Students were able to get in free through the carnival gates if they had their OneCard and wore ASU blue and gold.

Freshman Zelenia Vasquez said there were many rides "from ferris wheels to a house of mirrors."

"There was also a variety of food from different places around the world," Vasquez said. "There was Chinese food, Mexican food and many kinds of french fries."

However, Vasquez said her favorite food there was the giant turkey legs.

Vasquez said her favorite moment was getting to go with her "significant other and just spending the entire day there with him."

Vasquez said the strangest attraction she saw there was a mechanical bull, which people could pay $5 to get on and take pictures for 30 seconds.

Senior Student Government senator, Jessica Gambrell, said that her and other members of SGA stood with other student groups and organizations at the front and handed out plastic ASU footballs to kids that were coming into the rodeo.

"We were able to sit right on top of the bucking chutes so that we were able to represent ASU," Gambrell said.

Gambrell said they also sat with student athletes and members of ROTC.

"My favorite part was being so close to what was happening and that we were able to be there and represent ASU in a positive way," Gambrell said.

Gambrell said her favorite food was a basket of nachos they shared from the concession stand.

"It was pretty good," Gambrell said.

Gambrell said the strangest thing she saw that day was when there were girls dancing in the audience and they were brought down in the arena for a competition.

"It got a little crazy," Gambrell said.

Junior SGA Senator Victoria Galvan said there was also bronco riding, mutton busting and students chasing calves.

"My favorite moment was experiencing bull riding from the VIP section at the rodeo," Galvan said.

Galvan said she has always enjoyed watching the bull riding at the end of the rodeo.

She also mentioned that during the dance competition between the three girls, it included them dancing with a mannequin.

"It turned out that the mannequin was an actual person and he showed everyone that he was real at the end of the competition," Galvan said.

Galvan said her favorite food there was the curly fries and funnel cakes.

"Overall, it was an amazing experience," Galvan said.

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