Texas Tech University

New Masked Rider to Take Reins, Raider Red to Pass Guns to New Mascot

Hope Lenamon

April 18, 2018

The Texas Tech mascots for the 2018-2019 year will begin their duties after the transfer.

Passing of Guns

WHAT: Texas Tech University Transfer of Reins and Passing of Guns ceremonies

WHEN: Friday (April 20)

  • 3 p.m. Transfer of Reins
  • 4:30 p.m. Passing of Guns

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech campus; 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT: The Masked Rider Program's 57th rider will take the reins of Fearless Champion from the 2017-2018 Texas Tech Masked Rider Laurie Tolboom.

Following the Transfer of Reins ceremony, two graduating Raider Reds will be unmasked and pass their guns to two new students who will serve as the mascot for the upcoming academic year.

CONTACT:  Stephanie Rhode, director, Spirit Program, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-5433 or stephanie.rhode@ttu.edu