Coy Lutz Magnificent Seven Series
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 2017 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.