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SDSU Rodeo News

Record Setting "One day for STATE" for Rodeo Program

One Day for STATE has been a great way to show support for the SDSU Rodeo program and this year was the best ever.  Final results from September 8th showed 265 donors and $134,491 raised in 24 hours!  

Thank you to our donors and the SDSU Foundation for all the help working with our amazing challenge donors again this year!  

Rick and Kay Howard

Med-Vet Pharmaceuticals 

Craig and Tonya Korkow

Friends of Rodeo

Sam and Kirk Cordes

Loiseau Construction

Sharon Hanson


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ODFS Rodeo Graphic 2022

SDSU Rodeo qualifies four team members to College National Finals Rodeo 

Both the men's and women's teams fell just short of qualifying to the CNFR for 2022 with the men finishing in 4th place and women 3rd place. The top two teams at the end of the season qualify.  

Individual event qualifiers that placed in the top 3 were: 

  • Chance Grill - Region Reserve All Around and Champion Steer Wrestler - Injured before CNFR and could not compete
  • Judd Grover - Region Champion Team Roper - finished 15th in nation at CNFR
  • Arabella Cook - Region Reserve Champion Barrel Racer - finished 22nd at CNFR
  • Shaw Nelson - 3rd place region Barrel Racer - finished 9th at CNFR
SDSU Rodeo CNFR Qualifiers 2022

Board of Regents approves rodeo facilities plan 

We believe SDSU can become nationally renowned as one of the elite collegiate rodeo programs in the nation; and simultaneously make a societal impact by attracting and educating student-athletes from South Dakota, the tribal nations and elsewhere.

South Dakota Board of Regents has approved SDSU’s request to dedicate 28 acres to a world-class Rodeo Campus which would include an indoor arena and much more. It will take several years to generate the large amount of private support needed to construct the facilities envisioned for the Rodeo Campus.