Coy Lutz Magnificent Seven Series

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Thank you to the Lutz Family And the Coy Lutz Memorial Scholarship Fund for use of photo

For young competitors who want to start in the rodeo rough stock series

This series was created by five rodeo committees: Attica, North Washington, Ford City, Brookville, Ellicottville & Huntington, with the help of Rawhide Rodeo company Sam Swearingen & Dave Waltz. To help teach and introduce new competitors to the rough stock side of rodeo. The series give a chance for Rookie competitors to receive a buckle and prize money for competing in all five of the rodeo committees rodeos That helps put this idea in motion. The three events are the Saddlebronc riding, Bareback riding & Bull riding. We are changing the name of the series to the "Coy Lutz Magnificent Seven Series" in 2018 in honor of a young man who we lost in 2016 doing what he loved. Special thank you to Danna Gann for all her help and support in the series.

For rodeo athletes applying/attending college & local high school students.

Coy Lutz was only nineteen when he went to Heaven but accomplished much more than a lot of people in his short time on earth including being a four-time national qualifier at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. Coy received a full ride scholarship to the University of Tennessee at Martin to join the rodeo team and to compete at the college level as a bareback rider. To keep his memory alive, the Lutz Family (Doug Lutz, Sabine Lutz, Melanie Witherite, Laura Watkins) founded the Coy Lutz Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that raises money year-round to send a local high school student and also a rodeo athlete to college on a scholarship. The organization was founded by the Lutz Family to honor their late son/brother that passed away on May 28, 2016 from a tragic rodeo accident at a PRCA rodeo in Cowtown, NJ.

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