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Cat/Griz rivalry pairs off in NILE arena dirt

BILLINGS, MT – A cunning hunter, skillfully and silently stalking its bold, massively strong opponent. Cat-like reflexes matched against deadly grizzled brawn. The biggest sports rivalry in the state of Montana will take on the toughest bulls and broncs at this year’s NILE ProRodeo Cat/Griz Rodeo Shoot Out, Thursday, Oct. 20.

“It’s something that we had thought of a few years back and this year sat down with the local MSU and U of M booster clubs,” said NILE General Manger, Justin Mills. “It’s a way for us to bring this long-lived rivalry to the rodeo arena in a very unique style and we’ll give a dollar from every ticket sold back to the schools.” But the schools will have to earn their money. The way it works is, the rodeo clubs from Montana State University and University of Montana will each have a chance to “draft” a team of rodeo contestants to compete for their respective schools. The winning team’s school will take home 60 percent of the pot, while the losing team’s school will still get to take home 40 percent.

To really play up the rivalry, the seating has been divided in two; with each respective school on a side. Videos from the respective schools will be played on the video board and team merchandise will be given out at the door. Each of the bull fighters will be sporting a jersey for the school they are representing, while barrelman JJ Harrison will be wearing a special jersey representing both teams.

Tickets for Cat/Griz Rodeo Shoot Out may be purchased at the MetraPark Box or online at metrapark.com starting at $6 for kids and ranging to $24 for some of the best seats in the house. Family Four-Pack that includes four: tickets, hamburgers, fries and drinks, can be purchased for $49.

BILLINGS, MT – A cunning hunter, skillfully and silently stalking its bold, massively strong opponent. Cat-like reflexes matched against deadly grizzled brawn. The biggest sports rivalry in the state of Montana will take on the toughest bulls and broncs at this year’s NILE ProRodeo Cat/Griz Rodeo Shoot Out, Thursday, Oct. 20.

“It’s something that we had thought of a few years back and this year sat down with the local MSU and U of M booster clubs,” said NILE General Manger, Justin Mills. “It’s a way for us to bring this long-lived rivalry to the rodeo arena in a very unique style and we’ll give a dollar from every ticket sold back to the schools.” But the schools will have to earn their money. The way it works is, the rodeo clubs from Montana State University and University of Montana will each have a chance to “draft” a team of rodeo contestants to compete for their respective schools. The winning team’s school will take home 60 percent of the pot, while the losing team’s school will still get to take home 40 percent.

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To really play up the rivalry, the seating has been divided in two; with each respective school on a side. Videos from the respective schools will be played on the video board and team merchandise will be given out at the door. Each of the bull fighters will be sporting a jersey for the school they are representing, while barrelman JJ Harrison will be wearing a special jersey representing both teams.

Tickets for Cat/Griz Rodeo Shoot Out may be purchased at the MetraPark Box or online at metrapark.com starting at $6 for kids and ranging to $24 for some of the best seats in the house. Family Four-Pack that includes four: tickets, hamburgers, fries and drinks, can be purchased for $49.

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