Texas Tech Masked Rider Program
The wait for the unveiling of the horse's mascot name ended today (April 19) with the announcement of "Fearless Champion" as the winning stage name for new Masked Rider Program's horse.
Fearless Champion is a black, 8-year-old Quarter Horse gelding, approximately 15 hands tall and about 1,100 pounds.
The contest netted 1,364 emails submitted, with more than 2,500 name suggestions. The chosen name was voted on and approved by the Masked Rider Committee on March 5.
2013-2014 Masked Rider
Corey Waggoner is a junior animal science major from Lubbock. Born and raised in the Hub City, he has always been a Red Raider fan. In the coming year he will promote spirit and goodwill for Texas Tech while spreading his love of horses, passion for riding, and love for the university.
He will be the first Masked Rider to officially ride the program's new horse, Fearless Champion.
The son of Travis and Annette Waggoner, Corey attended New Deal High School and graduated from South Plains College in 2011 with an associate degree in science before transferring to Texas Tech. He already is a member of the Masked Rider family, as he volunteered on the Masked Rider field safty crew for the past two years.
Corey is a member of the American Quater Horse Association, the American Paint Horse Association, the American Association of Sheriff Posses & Riding Club, the National Association of Riding Clubs and Sheriff Poses, Better Barrel Races, and a former member of the National Barrel Horse Association.
Transfer of Reins
- Official mascot of Texas Tech University
- Attend over 170 public appearances
- Travels about 15,000 miles per year
- From Lubbock, TX
- Tech's 52nd student to serve
- Junior, Animal Science Major
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Help Continue A Tradition
Donate to the Texas Tech Masked Rider Endowment Fund. This endowment fund is set up to help offset the many expenses incurred by the rider each year. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Send check to:
Masked Rider Endowment
Attn: Stephanie Rhode
Center for Campus Life
Lubbock, TX 79409
Masked Rider Program Benefits
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Out of State Tuition Waiver
- Uniform & Accessories Paid
- Paid Travel Expenses
- Academic Tutoring
- Meal Plan
- Supportive Alumni