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Interscholastic World Champion Packing Competition

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A little of the friendly competition found at Mule Days!

The latest philosophy in business and government is to develop sustainable resources. Well the Bishop Mule Days Committee took that to heart when they initiated two projects accomplishing that goal. The, I Want to be a Packer and Interscholastic World Champion Packing Team programs were created to achieve the goal of building a pathway for future participants and top notch competitors. While high school and college students are pressured to achieve scholastically, the Mule Days Committee desired to create a safe environment for students to gather together to compete for World Championship buckles, to develop life-long relationships, and “blow off a little steam.”

Team contestants are provided campsites, two dinners, pack stock, and coaches for those that have never packed before. Entrance to the Saturday night dance has proven to be a big hit amongst all the students. Each team member receives an official Bishop Mule Days buckle, and a wristband that allows them entry into the Tallman Pavilion Contestant Center to enjoy complimentary continental breakfasts, beverages throughout the day, internet service and a comfortable place to gather. Team members are encouraged to invite their friends and families to join them in this historic celebration to spend quality time together making memories that will last a lifetime.

The Interscholastic packing events are similar to the Commercial World Champion Packing contest. Each four member team must provide an entry into the parade, compete in the world famous pack scramble, and use their skills in multiple packing contests. The only difference between the two is the amount of stock they use. Commercial teams are required to enter the arena with three riding animals and five pack mules; however, the Interscholastic teams use one riding animal and two pack mules. Packing with a reduced number of stock, the students gain an understanding of how the contests work without being over-whelmed. Students are here to learn and have fun! If you are interested in setting up a team please email for more information.