The 65th Annual 3i SHOW will welcome back the Dodge City Community College Rodeo Team.

In what has become a tradition, the DCCC Rodeo Team will lead the opening ceremonies on Thursday, March 21, at 10 a.m. with a Presentation of Colors in a flag ceremony honoring all veterans.

The DCCC Rodeo Team led opening ceremonies last year and in 2016.

A College Rodeo Showcase consisting of at least a dozen Conquistador riders, ropers, and wrestlers will immediately follow opening ceremonies in the special events arena at Western State Bank Expo Center.

Gabe Burrows, DCCC rodeo coach, and the team will demonstrate every event they compete in.

"It’s an honor for the Dodge City Community College rodeo team to be part of the 3i SHOW," said Burrows. "We’re proud to represent the college and the community, and all of our athletes are excited to showcase their skills in the arena."

Team members and Burrows will stick around to speak with the throngs of high school students expected to be at the 3i SHOW on March 21 for High School Ag Career Day.

"The 3i SHOW is a mainstay around here," Burrows said, "and we’re just happy to be out there talking to students and the community and getting everything kicked off."

Every February, the team kicks off their spring season with the K-State Rodeo, and with the team returning from Manhattan just days before the show starts, Burrows said it’s nice to be a part of both traditions and to help get things rolling early in the year.

For information on more events or how to secure exhibit space at this year’s 3i SHOW held March 21-23, visit, like and follow the 3i SHOW on Facebook and Twitter.

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