CSI Boxing Smoker hopes to recoup funds lost in 2021

The College of Southern Idaho Rodeo team is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Boxing Smoker.
Published: Jan. 28, 2022 at 1:15 AM MST
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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — The College of Southern Idaho Rodeo team is gearing up for their biggest fundraiser of the year, the Boxing Smoker.

The event is back at the CSI Expo Center, after taking a year off due to Covid-19 issues. In its 44th year, the attraction draws participants and spectators from all over southern Idaho.

The cowboys and cowgirls of the rodeo team have been training since the end of November and they want this smoker to be better than ever.

“I am not going to lie, I’m going to be glad when this is over,” freshman Raegen Steed chuckled. “I am so sore and stuff, just a lot of abs, and arms, I’ve never had some of these muscles in my arms hurt the way they do. "

The team hopes to net $30,000 which will help recoup some funding lost from last year.

“Having the community come and help us do all this and support all these kids to come rodeo and have their school paid for that can’t afford it, really helps a lot,” freshman Wes Shaw explained.

Sophomore and team president Brek Sanderson added, “we’re struggling for funds for the rodeo team to get by and get stuff done. This year will mean a lot to us to recoup and get back from that.”

Doors open at 5:30, while boxing starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are still available if you want to purchase them at the door or you can go online now and save.


Fight 1--Brent Applegarth CSI Rodeo def. Brock Bloxham-TF

Fight 2--David Arismendi Twin falls def. Jedidiah Schmidt-Jerome

Fight 3-Mabel Orenelas-Jerome def. Alexis Watkins-TF

Fight 4-Devin Buff-Kuna def. Brayden Anderson-CSI Rodeo

Fight 5-Silverio Lara- Jerome def. Sergio Prada-Jerome

Fight 6-Erik Bettencourt-CSI Rodeo def. Kaleb Curran-Blackfoot

Fight 7-Luis Beltrain-Wendell def. Alexis Gill-Jerome

Fight 8-Jonathan Cox-TF def. Wyatt Lloyd-CSI Rodeo

Fight 9-Wes Shaw-CSI Rodeo def. Jaxon Lish-Tremonton, UT

Fight 10-Libby Swan-CSI Rodeo def. Daisy Malagon-TF

Fight 11-Remington Kramer-TF def. Jeff Moses Jr.-TF

Fight 12-Darien Johnson-CSI Rodeo def. Elvis Benitez-TF

Fight 13-Davis Otto-CSI Rodeo def. Cameron Beazer-TF

Fight 14-Morgan Meyer-Jerome def. Raegan Steed-CSI Rodeo

Fight 15-Logan Strom-Gooding def. Brek Sanderson-CSI Rodeo

Quickest Knockout Trophy went to Darien Johnson, Fight 12.  17 seconds into the Second Round

Best Cowgirl Boxer--Libby Swan

Best Cowboy Boxer--Darien Johnson

Best Fight--Fight 8--Jonathan Cox and Wyatt Lloyd

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