CMU Rodeo Team


The 2019 season marked the beginning of a historic partnership for the Central Methodist University community, one that has seen success after success since its inception.

In partnership with Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff, the CMU rodeo team has been competing under the leadership of Coach Amanda Phipps for four seasons. The team practices at the Three Rivers College Farm in Fairdealing and competes against other college teams in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's Ozark Region.

Fall 2023 Schedule

Sep. 21 - 23 MVC Marshall, MO
Sep. 28 - 30 UWA Livingston, AL
Oct. 5 - 7 TRC Sikeston, MO
Nov. 2 - 4 SAU Magnolia, AR
Nov. 16 - 18 MUR Murray, KY


The mission of the Central Methodist Rodeo Team is to provide students with the opportunity to earn a four-year degree from an accredited institution while participating in the University’s Rodeo team throughout the Ozark Region. The CMU Rodeo will promote ethical conduct and professionalism within the sport.


phipps.jpgHead Rodeo Coach Amanda Phipps heads into her first year as Central Methodist University’s Head Rodeo Coach. Amanda grew up in the Northeast Georgia Mountains of Hiawassee where she began barrel racing and was a 2001 contestant in the High School Rodeo Association. Amanda is an accomplished barrel racer who has competed in NBHA. Amanda brings with her over 20 years of experience in the arena. Amanda is married to Chad Phipps who is the head rodeo coach for Three Rivers College. Amanda is excited to work one on one with our rodeo athletes by build skills and discipline to create successful CMU Rodeo Program.


Carlie Sifford – Barrel Racing

Kendra Goldschmidt – Barrel Racing

Holden Moss – Bull Riding

Hinsli Dease – Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping