April 8, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Rochelle Gift Makes Athletics Center Dream Reality
Curt Rochelle, Wyoming native, alum, former UW Trustee, and Cowboy Joe Club member, along with his wife Marian, recently donated $4.2 million to the new athletic center making it the largest private gift in UWs history. In their honor, the new athletic center will be named the Curtis and Marian Rochelle Athletics Center, nicknamed the "RAC" by the Rochelles.
The RAC began as a vision of former UW athletics director and head football coach, Paul Roach, 15 years ago. The facility will be instrumental in keeping UW competitive in a Divison I conference. Of the eight schools in the new Mountain West Conference, Wyoming is the last university to add updated athletics facilities to their program. With Rochelles gift, Roachs vision is very soon to become a reality.
Under the guidance of Athletics Director Lee Moon and with the tremendous support of President Phil Dubois, UW had raised $2.5 million prior to the Rochelle gift. Total gifts now comes to $6.7 million of the $9.5 million needed to build and furnish the center. "With the capital campaign nearing completion we will continue to pursue potential gifts," said Moon. Said President Dubois, "We want to get this building under way as soon as possible. The next 60 to 90 days will be critical (for fund-raising)." (See Naming Opportunities on pg. 3.)
The RAC will occupy 45,200 square feet north of War Memorial Stadium. It will house a student academic center, sports medicine and treatment center, a speed and strength center, equipment room, football center, locker room, offices, meeting rooms, a multi-purpose facility, and the Athletics Hall of Fame.
Cowboy Joe Club Executive Board
Dean "Doc" Schroeder...............VP
John Lueras........................Honorary President
Ken Cook...........................Albany County
Gary Crum..........................Albany County
Roy Mason..........................Laramie County
Brian Morgen.......................Sheridan County
Richard Nelson.....................Park County
Ron Richardson.....................Natrona County
Paul Roach.........................Albany County
Jay Schaefer.......................Albany County
Bob Sharp..........................Laramie County
Dick Sherman.......................Laramie County
Jim Spiegelberg....................Albany County
Included in this edition...
Moon Message/Golf Series.................
New Hires/Tennessee Charter..............
FB Signees/FB Tickets/Champs Program.....
Hall of Fame Inductees...................
Message from Lee Moon
(The following is excerpts from a letter entitled Thoughts on Athletes and Athletics written by President Philip L. Dubois and Athletics Director Lee Moon.)
What a difference a year makes! Last year, at this time, a young University of Wyoming basketball team, under the leadership of a first-year head coach, captured the imagination of Wyoming fans with a tenacious defense and a deliberate offense. This year, a younger UW basketball team, again under the leadership of a first-year head coach, is exciting fans with hustle, hard work and a running, high-scoring offense...
While stability can be comforting, change really is the norm at dynamic universities, and not just in athletics. In recent years, UW has hired new faculty and staff, deans, vice presidents, and a new president...The challenge facing universities that aspire to excellence is to ensure that the changes they experience change them for the better...
The economics of intercollegiate athletics also have changed. Intercollegiate athletics no longer simply provide local entertainment and a focus for community pride. Thanks to mass communication and commercial marketing, intercollegiate athletics are played in a national arena where a college on one coast can have legions of fans on the other shore...Today, we live in an era where universities with successful, nationally recognized athletic teams will prosper while others will not. People within Wyoming continue to be loyal supporters of the Cowboys and Cowgirls...But, if we are to be truly successful academically, athletically and financially, we must broaden our base of support both inside and outside the state of Wyoming. We want to be recognized for our academic excellence but, intercollegiate athletics can be our doorway to the world...
As we have already noted, change at universities is constant. Whenever we change intercollegiate athletic administrators and coaches, we do so with the expectation that they will produce success on the playing field within the rules established by the NCAA and within the academic standards we have for student-athletes. When our coaches recruit new student-athletes, we expect them to bring to Laramie not only high-caliber athletes but also students of high moral character who understand and appreciate the value of a university education.
The process of recruiting student-athletes, however, contains its own set of conflicting expectations. Wyomingites revere homegrown athletes and would like all their high school heroes to play for UW. If UW is to be nationally competitive in intercollegiate athletics, if our fans want us to successfully challenge the top schools in the country, we must recruit the best student-athletes available. Our philosophical position has been clear and consistent: We are committed to pursuing every Wyoming student-athlete that our coaches--in their professional judgment--believe is capable of success at the Division I-A level. At the same time, we cant expect our coaches and teams to be successful if the final decison on whether to recruit an athlete is based on his or her zip code. Neither can we expect every top Wyoming athlete to automatically transfer their loyalty to UW; some are going to go to school out-of-state regardless of how hard we recruit them.
We want to be competitive for top student-athletes, and we will be increasingly competitive when we build our new Athletics Center. We also have worked hard in recent years to increase the loyalty of potential UW students and student-athletes through our on-campus sports camps and off-campus sports festivals. With early and frequent exposure to UW, we hope that many more Wyomng high school students will decide to enroll at UW. Some, no doubt, will join the pantheon of UW sports heroes.
Because we want everyone in Wyoming to be as excited about UW athletics as we are, weve tried to increase fan enthusiasm by increasing the number of televised football and basketball games. But television creates its own set of conflicts. We know that UW fans in Wyoming want to see the Cowboys play on TV. However, we also know by experience that televising games within Wyoming significantly reduces the number of people who are willing to drive to Laramie to see a game in person. Smaller attendance decreases revenue at the gate. It also decreases our attractiveness to national television networks and bowl committees. Consequently, we will only televise home Cowboy games when we believe we can afford to...
We have many challenges to meet if we are to join the ranks of the nations most successful and most visible intercollegiate athletics programs. But that is our goal, and so we embrace those challenges. If we succeed, we will honor the past while building the foundation for an even greater future, for UW and for the state of Wyoming. Go Pokes!
1999 COWBOY JOE CLUB GOLF SERIES SCHEDULE
March 27, Phoenix, AZ, Wigwam Resort
May 1, Denver, CO, The Ridge at Castle Pines
May 14, Douglas, WY, Douglas Golf Club
May 15, Torrington, WY, Cottonwood Country Club
May 22, Buffalo, WY, Buffalo Golf Club
June 5, Jackson, WY, Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis
June 11, Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Country Club
June 12, Lander, WY, Lander Golf Club
June 18, Powell, WY, Powell Country Club
June 19, Sheridan, WY, Powderhorn Golf Club
June 26, Evanston, WY, Purple Sage Golf Club
July 10, Rock Springs, WY, White Mtn. Golf Club
August 6, Casper, WY, Casper Country Club
August 7, Laramie, WY, Jacoby Golf Club
Sept. 10, CHAMPIONSHIP, Cheyenne, Wy.
Call your host golf course or Steve Gosar at 307-766-6152 for more information.
Rochelle Athletics Center Naming Opportunities
The majority of the funds needed for the new Curtis and Marian Rochelle Athletics Center have been raised, but the university is still short $2.8 million of the needed $9.5 million to complete the project. In an effort to raise the funds through private donations, naming opportunities are being offered for those individuals, businesses, or groups who would like to help. Highly visible plaques will be displayed naming the donor(s) at the discretion of the donor(s). If you are interested in donating to the RAC or would like more information, please call Randy Welniak, Cowboy Joe Club Director, at 307-766-6242; Tom Burman, Associate A.D., at 307-766-2444; or Ben Blalock, Director of Foundations, at 307-766-6300. Below is a list of the available naming opportunities:
OPPORTUNITY MINIMUM DONATION
Football Center$3,000,000Football Locker Room$750,000Football Center Reception Area$100,000Offensive Meeting Room$100,000Assnt Football Coach Office$25,000Assnt Football Coach Office$25,000Assnt Football Coach Office$25,000Assnt Football Coach Office$25,000Assnt Football Coach Office$25,000Graduate Assnt Coach Office$10,000Defensive Coordinator Office$100,000Coaches Locker Room$50,000Football Lockers (110)$5,000 eachAcademic Center$1,000,000Office #1$20,000Office #2$20,000Tutoring Lab #2$10,000Tutoring Lab #3$10,000Tutoring Lab #4$10,000Tutoring Lab #5$10,000Tutoring Lab #6$10,000Sports Medicine Center$1,500,000Rehabilitation Center$50,000Head Trainers Office$25,000Assnt Trainers Office$20,000Hydrotherapy Area$25,000Speed & Strength Center$1,000,000Head Strength Coach Office$25,000Speed & Strength Office$25,000Multi-Purpose Facility$500,000 UW Athletics Hall of Fame$1,000,000
Rochelles Largest Donors in UW History
By donating $4.2 million to the new Athletics Center, Curt and Marian Rochelle, became the largest donors ever to the University of Wyoming. Their total gifts total over $5.5 million.
Curt Rochelle was born in Lusk, Wyoming and graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper. He received a B. S. degree in animal science from UW in 1941. He was president of his senior class, a member of Sigma Chi, and a member of the College of Agriculture honorary society.
Rochelle was a UW Trustee from 1983-89. He received the Trustee Award of Merit for his leadership and initiatives in meeting the needs of the university and its students.
He was awarded the UW Medallion Service Award in 1994 for his outstanding service and dedication to the university.
Marian Rochelle is a native of Denver, Colorado and is the director of Fort Collins Consolidated, Inc., an oil and gas company which was founded in 1923.
The Rochelles have also made generous contributions to Carbon County and the entire state of Wyoming. Curt founded the Rochelle Livestock Company in 1942 and built it into a 22,000 head operation. He is the former president of the Carbon County Wool Growers Association and a director of the Rawlins National Bank. Currently, Rochelle is a director of United International Holdings, Inc. a worldwide cable TV holdings firm, and he is chairman and principal of the Lander Energy Co.
The Rochelles have three children and six grandchildren.
Thank You Volunteers & Donors!
The following are the individuals and businesses who donated their time and goods to the 1998-99 basketball pre-game hospitalities. THANK YOU!
Donors: Bob Adams, Albany County Cow-Belles, The Alibi, Home Bakery, Laramie Beverage, Laramie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, Orrison Distributing, Papa Johns, Smith Beverages, The Village Inn, and Wingers.
Volunteers: Pete Dana, Ed & Laureda Dolan, Lee & Anne Marchant, Mark Moen, Julius & Lois Pine, Chris & Becky Riley, Don & Denise Streeter, Charlie Van Over, George & Julie Howard and the UW Rodeo Team (Holly Berry, Jared Bronkema, Holly Dobson, Kelly Garretson, Sara Gorrell, Ronda Holwell, Heidi, Nancy, & Natalie Knapp, Faye LaDuke, Shawn McIntyre, Jamie Phillips, Joy Swett, & Trent Wargo.)
New Womens Soccer Coach Named
Anne Moore, head womens soccer coach at East Tennessee State University for the past two years, was recently named as the UW Cowgirls head soccer coach. Moore becomes the second head soccer coach in UWs history replacing Liza Grant who resigned after last season.
Moore is a Springfield, Virginia native, but has family in the Laramie area.
Prior to taking the head coaching position at East Tennessee State, Moore was an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for four seasons from 1993-97. Prior to that position, she was a graduate assistant for two seasons.
Moore was a four-year letterwinner at North Carolina State from 1989-93. As a player at N.C. State, Moores teams advanced to the NCAA Tournament every season, won an ACC Championship and twice made it to the Final Four.
Moores undergraduate degree is a bachelor of arts in communications from N.C. State. She also holds a masters degree from Virginia Tech in education with a concentration in sports management.
Moore has been actively involved as a coach for the Tennessee Olympic Development Program and served as the Director of Coaching for the East Tennessee Soccer Federation.
Moore and her husband, Curt, are expecting their first child this spring.
Sparks Joins AD Staff
Bill Sparks has replaced Stan Hobbs as the athletic departments Executive Business Manager. His duties will include overseeing the financial and budgetary areas for the athletic department, managing the operation of the business office, and supervising the activities of event concessions. He comes to the University of Wyoming from Knoxville, Tenn. where he served as both Director of Marketing and Director of Communications for the Knoxville Sports Corporation.
Sparks brings a combination of a strong corporate business background and Division I athletic administrative experience. He received his bachelors degree in business administration from Marshall University and a masters degree in sport management from the University of Georgia. From 1992 to 1994 he was a member of the University of Kentuckys athletic administration.
Sparks is a native of Spanishburg, WV. He is single.
Matsakis Joins FB Staff
Head Football Coach Dana Dimel recently announced the hiring of Manny Matsakis as UWs new offensive coordinator. He will also direct the Cowboy quarterbacks, replacing former quarterback coach, Dave Warner, who took another coaching position with the University of Connecticut.
Matsakis has spent the last four years as the head coach at Emporia State (Kansas). The 1998 Hornets were ranked 10th in the NCAA Division II and posted their first ever nine-win (9-2) season in the schools history. Under Matsakis, Emporia State set 22 NCAA offensive records, 44 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association records, and 65 school marks, led the nation in offense in 97, and was second in scoring.
Prior to his position at Emporia State, Matsakis served two stints as an assistant coach at Kansas State coaching wide receivers, tight ends, and as special teams coordinator.
Matsakis received his undergraduate degree from Capital University (Columbus, Ohio). He earned his masters degree from Kansas State in 87. He was an All-America and a three-time All-Conference player at Capital, and was a draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984.
Manny and his wife, Meg, have a daughter, Meredith and a son, Michael.
Other Position Changes
In addition to the hiring of Manny Matsakis, Head Coach Dana Dimel announced two more changes within his staff. Dr. Sheahon Zenger has been elevated to the position of assistant head coach replacing Mike Van Diest who took the head job at Carroll College (Montana), and Zenger will continue his duties with the backfield.
Travis Pride, a graduate assistant for the past three years, has been promoted to full-time assistant. He will continue working with the tight ends and will take over the recruiting coordinating duties.
Note: At press time, wide receiver coach Ted Gilmore, had accepted a coaching position at the University of Kansas. No replacement has been named.
TENNESSEE CHARTER PLANNED
The Cowboy Joe Club is planning a charter to Knoxville, Tennesse for the Cowboys vs. Volunteers football game. Plane will depart from Cheyenne on Sept. 2nd and arrive back Sept. 5th. The cost is estimated at $650 per person which includes airfare, ground transportation, double-occupancy room, and game tickets. Space is limited!
RSVP by May 15th by calling 307-766-6242.
'99 FOOTBALL SIGNEES
Listed below is the Cowboys 1999 recruiting class. The class is made up of two junior college transfers and 13 high school signees. UW signed four student-athletes from Wyoming, the largest group of signees from the Cowboy state since 1985. As a class, the average grade-point-average of the new Cowboys is 2.82. Six signees have GPAs over 3.00, and four have GPAs over 3.50.
Five of the recruits run a 4.5 40-yard dash or better, and nine run a 4.6 40-yard dash or better. The three linebackers average an impressive 6-3 and 217 pounds, and run a 4.6 40-yard average. The defensive linemen average 6-4 and 231 pounds.
Junior College Signees:
Jean Dugas, CB, 5-10, 185, Jr., Blinn Com.College, TX Nate Scott, WR, 6-1, 190, Jr., College of the Siskiyous, Calif.
High School Signees:
Casey Adams, DE, 6-5, 205, Laramie, Wyo.Joe Anderson, DE, 6-3, 225, Ft. Morgan, Colo.Tyrice Bradley, LB, 6-3, 230, Sacramento, Calif.Casey Bramlet, QB, 6-3, 180, Wheatland, Wyo.Brandon Casavan, DE, 6-5, 235, Grand Forks, NDJacque Finn, S, 6-3, 175, Casper, Wyo.Malcom Floyd, WR, 6-6, 190, Sacramento, Calif.Monty Frier, LB, 6-4, 225, Newbern, Tenn.Eric Haley, WR, 6-4, 200, Englewood, Colo.John Levingston, Jr., CB, 6-2, 185, Dallas, TexasRyan McGuffey, WR, 6-1, 170, Riverton, Wyo.Tam Pruitt, DL, 6-3, 260, Arlington, TexasCurtis Staley, LB, 6-3, 195, Keller, Texas
New Football Ticket Packages Offered
Season ticket order forms have already gone out for the '99 seas'n, and you may have noticed some new ticket package options. As a way to encourage more attendance at home games and make it more economical for families, the ticket office has come up with two alternatives to the regular season ticket package.
The first is called the Cowboy Combo. This is for folks that can't make every home game, but would like to take advantage of the package discounts. The package allows two conference game selections, and one non-conference choice. The price is $45.
The Family Value Pack allows four tickets per game at discounted prices. The package prices range between $30-$60 depending on the game. For more information contact the Ticket Office at 766-4850 or 800-922-9461.
Today's student-athletes face unparalleled challenges. On the playing field, student-athletes face increased visibility and pressures to excel beyond the average person. Off the field, student-athletes must endure hectic travel schedules and the stress of "life under a microscope."
With such demands and pressures placed on student-athletes, many of them do not have enough opportunities to experience life as part of the general student population. Therefore, the NCAA has developed a program to assist them in preparing for life outside of athletics.
According to Jeff Meyer, UW Associate Athletics Counselor, the CHAMPS-Life Skills Program focuses on "real life" skills and personal development. The C-LS Program not only assists student-athletes with meeting daily challenges, but enhances growth in their college years and beyond. The program uses the five following components to achieve that goal:
1. Commitment to academic excellence. A primary goal is educating the student-athletes responsibly so when they depart their institutions, they will not only have a degree, but they will also have an appreciation for learning as well as knowledge and skills that will carry them through life.
2. Commitment to athletic excellence. Basic to any successful 1A program is the pledge that all student-athletes will be provided quality facilities, equipment, coaching and support services for maximum achievement. Sensitivity to the dignity of the student-athlete is vital to the successful administration of the 1A programs.
3. Commitment to personal development. The program focuses on the individual as a whole person providing a system of balanced life skills in social development, personal health, ethics, emotional health, and fiscal management.
4. Commitment to service. The program supports the philosophy that all student-athletes have special talents that allow them to excel in athletics and in life. The athletes are encouraged to use their gift in a responsible fashion with the use of extensive community outreach efforts.
5. Commitment to career development. All too often the criticism that 1A schools use athletes for four years, then drop them is justified. This program is committed to counseling the student-athlete all the way through their college career from admission through placement.
1999 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES ANNOUNCED
Athletics Director Lee Moon has announced the Class of 99 Hall of Fame Inductees. The 1999 class is the seventh in the Halls history. Official induction ceremonies will be held the evening of Friday, October 1. (The location of the event is yet to be determined.) This years inductees are: Darcy Cudaback White, John Pilch, Paul Roach, Galand Thaxton, Paul Toscano, and Tony Windis. (See their biographies below.)
The class is selected by the Hall of Fame Selection Committee. The committee includes Ken Cook, retired businessman and former football letterman; Barbara Burke, UW Associate Athletics Director; Dave Madia, businessman from Evanston and former football letterman; Trudy McCracken, Laramie businesswoman and former UW volleyball coach, Kevin McKinney, UW Sports Information Director; Jack Speight, Cheyenne attorney; Dave Walsh, "Voice of the Cowboys"; and George Kay, longtime Wyoming broadcaster.
Darcy Cudaback White, Volleyball, 1986-89.
From the rural farming community of Exeter, Neb., to All-American volleyball player dominating the High Country Athletic Conference. Cudaback set the record for kills (595) in a season in 1988 and still ranks first in UW history. She also ranks second in career kills with 1,533 and second for most games played in a career at 446. In 1988 she was named the HCAC Player of the Year, was a member of the All-Academic team, and was selected first-team All-HCAC. She led the 89 team to its best season on record at 24-7 and winning the HCAA Championship. The team also earned a berth in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, Wyomings second ever post-season appearance.
John Pilch, Basketball, 1947-50.
Pilch was considered one of the greatest "big men" in Wyoming athletics history. Recognized as a power player, Pilch became one of the Cowboys most prolific rebounders of all time and the teams leading scorer averaging 11.5 points per game in his senior season. As an All-American in 1950, he was known for his remarkable defensive work and his famous hook shot. However, he was considered one of the best rebounders in the Rocky Mountain region and even the nation.
Paul Roach, Athletics Director & Head Football Coach, 1987-90.
Roach is the only man in UW history to serve in the dual capacity of athletics director and head football coach. As Athletics Director (1987-1996), Roach guided the department through one of its most successful eras, and his vision established the dream of the new Athletics Center. During his four years as head football coach, Roach led the Cowboys to back-to-back WAC Championships in 1987 and 1988, going undefeated in league play both seasons, and he also led his teams to three bowl games--the Holiday Bowl (1987 and 1988), and the Copper Bowl (1990). Roach earned WAC Coach of the Year in 1987 and 88, was named Kodak Region V Coach of the Year in 1987, and was a two-time finalist for National Coach of the Year. Roach also served as an assistant coach from 1962-70 under Lloyd Eaton. During that era, the Pokes won three WAC titles and competed in two bowl games--the Sun Bowl (1966) and the Sugar Bowl (1968).
Galand Thaxton, Football, 1984-87.
One of the greatest defensive players in the history of UW, Thaxton is the Cowboys' all-time leading tackler (467). As a redshirt freshman, he started every game at outside linebacker and was named WAC Rookie of the Year. In 1986 he was the only Cowboy named to the All-WAC First Team. Galand Thaxton also is the only Cowboy in UW history to be named by his teammates as team captain twice. Thaxton was selected as an Associated Press Third-Team All-American in 1987 and led the Cowboys to a WAC title and Holiday Bowl appearance the same year.
Paul Toscano, Football, 1965-67.
Considered UWs "storybook" player, Toscano is the first Cowboy quarterback in history to lead the nation in total offense. Beginning his college career as a defensive safety, he was asked to step in the QB position in 1967. "Pitchin Paul" led the Cowboys to a 10-1 record, a WAC title, and a berth in Wyomings biggest bowl ever, the 1968 Sugar Bowl. Toscano ended the 67 season as the greatest single season and single game passer in UWs history. He set or tied eleven passing records leading the Pokes to their second straight WAC title and third undefeated season. He led the WAC in total offense, was second in passing, and sixth nationally in passing. Named Player of the Year in the WAC by the United Press International, he was a unamimous first team All-WAC selection and finished in the balloting for the Heisman trophy.
Tony Windis, Basketball, 1957-59.
From Long Island, NY, the quiet, reserved basketball artist, Windis, was one of the finest shooters ever to play at UW. With a career total of 1,465 points, he is on Wyomings top ten career scoring list. He was All-Conference for three years and was named Player of the Year in the Rockies for two consecutive years (1958 and 1959). In 1977, Windis became the first high school coach in sports history to win both a boys and girls state basketball championship in the same year while coaching at Mountain View, Wyo.
Cowboy Joe Scholarship Award Winners Announced
Reiman Scholarship. Volleyball player Jami Laya is the recipient of the Reiman Scholarship in memory of past Cowboy Joe Club president, Bob Reiman of Cheyenne. Jami is an excellent student and tremendous athlete. The Wyoming native has been very successful on and off the court during her college career.
Last year's recipient was Gregg Sawyer.
Ilsley Scholarship. Football player, Brian Brown, is the type of student-athlete that most kids dream to become. With his tremendous work ethic on and off the field, he is a great role model and a well deserving recipient of this scholarship established by John and Helen Ilsley of Sheridan, Wyo.
Last year's recipient was Jim Talich.
Golden Eagle Club Scholarship. This year's recipient is tennis player, Amanda Roberts, who has represented the University of Wyoming and the people of Cheyenne very well with her performance on the tennis court. Amanda has played an integral part in the success of the womens tennis program.
Last year's recipient was Jenny Millard.
Ryan E. Willson "Want to" Scholarship. Football player, Brian Van Emmerik, represents exactly what this scholarship was intended for...outstanding work ethic and physical and mental toughness. Brian encountered several injuries this last year, but continued to bounce back. Ed and Michelle Willson of Moorcroft, Wyo., established the scholarship in memory of their son, Ryan.
Aluia Spratt Scholarship. For the second consecutive year, volleyball player Anne Stohrer is the recipient of this award. Anne is an outstanding individual as well as student-athlete. She is a wonderful role model for our kids...hard worker, great student, and super athlete. The Athletic Department and the university couldnt ask for a better representative for this award--established for one of UWs greatest fans, Aluia Spratt from Riverton, Wyo.
1999 Summer Sports Festival Dates
April 23, Thermopolis
April 24, Riverton
April 29, Pinedale
April 30, Kemmerer
May 21, Wheatland
May 28, Newcastle
June 4, Rawlins
June 20, Sheridan
June 24 & 25, Cheyenne
July 1, Casper
Call Kelly Sullivan for more information at 307-766-4930
Mark your calendars for the 1999 Cowboy Joe Club Scholarship auctions!
April 23 in Sheridan at the Holiday Inn &
October 22 in Cheyenne at the Hitching Post Inn