The 12th annual "Cowboys In The Sky" Sid Roseland Memorial Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling event will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Marshall County Fairgrounds.
On Saturday, the events will begin at 8 a.m. with warm-up barrels, followed by open barrels, high school boys steer wrestling, open goat tying, high school boys tie-down calf roping, high school girls breakaway roping, amateur roping, ribbon roping and open breakaway roping. At 6 p.m., there will be a barbecue dinner, open to the public with a free will offering.
On Sunday, cowboy church will be held at 8:30 a.m., in the bleachers, followed by the events of junior high chute dogging, Open Steer Wrestling, junior high breakaway roping, Over 40 calf roping, junior high tie-down calf roping, double muggin' and pro-am roping.
Cowboys and cowgirls come from Alabama, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa will participate. This event is held in memory of Sid Roseland, who was a PRCA calf roper for more than 20 years. Rodeo was his passion and he loved helping and teaching high school kids develop their roping and steer wrestling skills. In Marshalltown, Sid was a well-known homebuilder, owning Arro Construction with Jim Arnold for almost 40 years.
There will be a silent auction and proceeds from this and all events, will go towards scholarships for High School Rodeo scholarships. These scholarships will be awarded in June at the High School Rodeo Finals held in Waterloo. In the previous 11 ropings, $49,000 has been awarded in scholarships.
This is a great event for family watching, with a concession stand on the premises. There is no charge to attend.