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CSI Champions Rodeo School 2022

If you’ve ever had a desire to learn how to ride bulls or bull fight here’s your opportunity to learn from the top rodeo professionals in the business themselves! Whether you’re a beginner or advanced this is for you! The College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho is offering an annual CSI Champions Rodeo School on bull riding and bull fighting school on February 25-27, 2022. There are very limited spots available! 

Pictured: Chad Denton - Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team
Pictured: Chad Denton – Photo Credit: Andy Watson

The Bull Riding School is $425.00 but if the full amount is paid upfront, the cost will be $400.00. The cost of Bull Fighting School is $500.00. All students under the age of 18 (at the time of the school) must have the release signed by a parent or legal guardian and notarized before participation in any CSI Champions Rodeo School event. You don’t have to be enrolled at the College of Southern Idaho to enroll, anyone can enroll. All students must have proof of health insurance. Students will not be able to participate if they do not provide a copy of their health insurance card.

Pictured: Chad Denton - Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team
Pictured: Chad Denton – Photo Credit: Andy Watson

Whether you’re signed up for bull fighting school or bull riding school, you’ll learn many different skills. This is including the importance of stretching, exercise, and traveling with the right type of people who have big goals and want to succeed. From there you’ll be on your way to learning more skills from some groundwork and drills that’ll get you on your way to the next level. At the end of the program, there will be awards and diploma presentations. The awards include Event Champions, Most Improved Students, and Cole Hatcher Memorial. To get a registration form to attend please email Steve Birnie at sbirnie@csi.edu or Kelly Wardell at kwardell@csi.edu. If you have any questions please call Steve at 208-421-0853 or Kelly at 208-309-0916. 

Pictured: Justin Andrade - Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team
Pictured: Justin Andrade – Photo Credit: Copeman

The College of Southern Idaho is bringing in some of the top bull fighters and bull riders to instruct this annual CSI Champions Rodeo School. You don’t want to miss out on this opportunity that’ll have you walking away with extraordinary knowledge, skills, and lasting memories from these top rodeo professionals in the industry.

Pictured: Justin Andrade - Photo Credit: fnyulassy/CSI Rodeo Team
Pictured: Justin Andrade – Photo Credit: fnyulassy/CSI Rodeo Team

CSI Champions Bull Fighting School 

Location: CSI Eldon Evans Expo Center in Twin Falls, Idaho
Date: February 25-27, 2022
Tuition: $500.00

Instructors: Joe Baumgartner and Kelly Jennings

Joe Baumgartner

  • Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 14 X NFR Bull Fighter
  • 4 X PRCA Bull Fighter of the Year
  • 18 X PBR Finals Bull Fighter

Kelly Jennings

  • 2 X NFR Bull Fighter
  • 14 X Circuit Finals Bull Fighter
  • 3 X Ram Circuit Finals Bull Fighter
  • 3 X Wrangler Tour Finale Bull Fighter
Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team
Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team

CSI Champions Rodeo School – Bull Riding

Location: CSI Eldon Evans Expo Center in Twin Falls, Idaho
Date: February 25-27, 2022
Tuition: $425.00 unless paid in full upfront, then $400.

Instructors: Justin Andrade and Chad Denton

Justin Andrade

  • Bull Riders Only World Champion
  • Dodge National Circuit Champion
  • NFR Qualifier

Chad Denton

  • 3 X PBR World Finalist
  • NFR Qualifier

Aside from the annual CSI Champions Rodeo School, the College of Southern Idaho is a great school that offers an outstanding rodeo program. They offer a beautiful indoor and outdoor arena. There are two top-of-the-line horse boarding facilities and two phenomenal coaches, Kelly Wardell and Steve Birnie. Kelly is the rough stock coach at CSI. He won the National Finals Rodeo in bareback riding, he’s qualified for the NFR several times, and is an excellent athlete in MMA fighting. Steve Birnie is also a coach at CSI and has a background as a renowned cowboy, calf roper, team roper, and bulldogger (steer wrestler). Both instructors do an excellent job and over the years they’ve had many world champions and NFR qualifiers come out of the College of Southern Idaho Rodeo program.

Photo credit: CSI Rodeo Team

To get a registration form to attend please email Steve Birnie at sbirnie@csi.edu or Kelly Wardell at kwardell@csi.edu. If you have any questions please call Steve at 208-421-0853 or Kelly at 208-309-0916. 

Pictured: Left to right, Chad Denton, Justin Andrade, & CSI Rodeo Coach, Kelly Wardell  - Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team
Pictured: Left to right, Chad Denton, Justin Andrade, & CSI Rodeo Coach, Kelly Wardell – Photo Credit: CSI Rodeo Team

Howdy, I'm Megan deFabry, I grew up in Reno, Nevada & I now live in Austin, Texas. I'm very passionate about digital marketing and journalism, especially within the western industry. I have a love for agriculture, rodeos, country music, and maintaining the western way of life!

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