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SDSU Rodeo News

Loiseau Construction Inc Challenge Donors for SDSU Rodeo

Thank you Loiseau Construction for being our One Day for STATE challenge donor September 10! 

On September 10, the SDSU Rodeo Program received a “challenge match” — for the first time ever — as part of SDSU’s One Day for STATE celebration.  Specifically, a $20,000 challenge match thanks to the generosity of Loiseau Construction of Flandreau, SD.  

Thank you Loiseau Construction and over 220 donors, One Day for State raised close to $45,000 for the SDSU Rodeo program!  

SDSU Rodeo men and women finish Great Plains Region fall season in 2nd place 

The 2020 Great Plains Region fall season was fast and successful. Mid Plains Community College, Iowa Central Community College, and Dickinson State University held double rodeos this fall (all with COVID-19 precautions) on 3 consecutive weekends in September and early October completing 6 of 10 rodeos for the year. 

With a win at IACCC rodeo #2, and multiple top 4 placings, the Men's team finished the fall season in 2nd place with 2004 points after 6 rodeos. 

The Women's team took first place at MPCC rodeo #2, IACCC rodeo #2, and had multiple top 3 finishes. They ended the fall season in 2nd place as well with 2041 points after 6 rodeos.  

The four remaining Great Plains Region rodeos are scheduled in April 2021 at this time, but their dates are subject to change due to the Corona pandemic. 

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.

Earlier this year, the South Dakota Board of Regents 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.