Texas Tech University

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

Elyssa Sanders

April 26, 2022

The Texas Tech mascots for the 2022-23 school year will begin their duties after the ceremonies.

Passing of Guns

WHATTexas Tech University's Transfer of Reins and Passing of the Guns ceremonies

WHEN:  Friday (April 29)

  • 2 p.m., Transfer of Reins
  • 4 p.m., Passing of the Guns

WHEREMcKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech campus, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT:  The Masked Rider Program's 61st rider will take the reins of Fearless Champion – and his eventual successor – from 2021-22 Texas Tech Masked Rider Ashley Adams. 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.


CONTACTStephanie Rhode
Director, Spirit Program, Texas Tech University 
(806) 742-5433