The Iowa State Rodeo Club hosted the 59th Annual ISU Cyclone Stampede Rodeo on Saturday night with more than a thousand people in attendance.
The rodeo included, among others, Bareback Riding, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, and Bull Riding activities, giving the competition the chance to qualify for the National College Finals Rodeo.
Averi Sievert, a sophomore majoring in animal technology and a member of the Rodeo Club, said the Cyclone Stampede is the last student-led rodeo in the country.
It’s a power struggle across the Great Plains region, he said. Multiple different faculties come and compete.
In the early afternoon, Slack took place, a first-round with more competition. Exceptional slack contestants competed inside the rodeo on Saturday night.
All funds for the rodeo are raised through the Rodeo Club on its own through more than one fundraiser a year and different rodeos, Sievert said. The membership has a committee with co-chairs, running the full 12 months to design the rodeo.
Shawnee Judd, a senior majoring in agricultural business and one of the co-chairs of the cyclone stampede committee, said the planning technique is to find an inventory contractor to bring the animals in, bring in an announcer, and many exact fixes. for rodeo day.
For Christopher Boyle, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, the Cyclone Stampede became the main rodeo he attended.
He wanted to see what a rodeo is all about, he said. It got interesting but a little vicious, there was a horse that fell on his hip and he seemed to love it, he broke his leg so it got eye-opening but other than that it turned into a pretty cool experience.
For years, the announcer has been Jeff Lucas, an Iowa State University alumnus and former member of the Rodeo Club. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, but returns every 12 months for the Cyclone Stampede.
I am proud of those children, he affirmed. The organization I became today is my exceptional friend when I was almost 30-12 months old. To see what those kids are starting to build on, it’s the same kind of thing.
Lucas said this year’s rodeo went quite well, with splendid performances within the activities, including barrel racing field events and a dedicated crowd.
This weekend has been the exceptional weekend of the cyclonic stampede that he has ever seen, he said.
Final consequences can be officially verified and announced as the week progresses and will be determined at collegerodeo.com