The South Dakota State University rodeo team will kick up the dust at the 64TH annual Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, SD.
Tickets are on sale now at the Swiftel Center Box Office, by phone 800-745-3000 and online at Ticketmaster.com. Advance tickets are $19 for adults, $11 for children, and $13 for SDSU students. Prices increase day-of-show. For every ticket purchased, $3 goes directly back to the SDSU Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo team.
“The SDSU Rodeo is not just an event that show cases our rodeo talents in our school and region, but it’s a way we get to honor the members that came before us, thank the sponsors that make what we do possible, and inspire younger people of today to follow their dreams whether that be in the rodeo arena or in other aspects of life,” said Tyra Leonhardt, Senior at South Dakota State University, originally from Groton, SD. “Please come out to our SDSU rodeo and help us honor those people and inspire others.”
SDSU rodeo participants compete in 10 rodeos during the year in the Great Plains Region, five in the spring and five in the fall. The team travels 5,500 miles around South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Nebraska representing SDSU. The SDSU club started in 1952 with 40 students meeting in the basement of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum and 10 of them traveled to compete. Today, the rodeo club has grown to 60 club with more than 40 team members competing in rodeos throughout the year.
For more information, visit www.swiftelcenter.com, call 605-692-7539 and follow the Swiftel Center on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Swiftel Center
The Swiftel Center is a gathering place for cultural, recreational and educational events. With a 30,000 square foot arena, state-of-the-art banquet rooms, conference rooms and in-house catering, the Swiftel Center is an international award-winning venue of excellence and one of South Dakota’s premiere event centers.
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