Texas Tech Masked Rider, Charlie Snider, visited his own elementary school on Friday, October 28, to introduce Fearless Champion to Corinth Elementary students. Snider held two assemblies atop the famous quarter horse explaining to the students the 62 year history of the Texas Tech mascot and how he became the 55th student to wear the black mask and scarlet cape.
“I’m so excited to be back at the elementary school I attended so long ago,” Snider said. “It is an honor to represent Texas Tech University at home in Corinth. I love being an ambassador for the college as the Masked Rider.”
Thousands of Tech fans see Snider and Fearless Champion each Saturday at the Texas Tech Red Raider football games as they lead the team onto the field and run after each touchdown. They have also traveled the state doing public appearances. He has presented almost 200 programs with Fearless Champion since taking the reins on April 15, 2016.
Snider is a junior at Texas Tech majoring in animal sciences with a focus on equine science. He began riding horses in his early teens and loves spending time riding and caring for Fearless Champion.