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News Service

News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

9-18-08

Contacts:

Rita Cook, Cyclone Stampede Rodeo Committee, (641) 751-1000, rmcook@iastate.edu

Alicia Davison, Cyclone Stampede Rodeo Committee, (712) 542-7464, adavison@iastate.edu

Teddi Barron, News Service, (515) 294-4778, tbarron@iastate.edu

Rodeo

2007 Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

Bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling on tap for Cyclone Stampede Rodeo Oct. 2-3 at ISU

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University students will host college rodeo teams from 13 schools for the 46th annual Cyclone Stampede Rodeo, Oct. 2 and 3 in Ames. Performances will be at 7 p.m. both nights at the Iowa State Rodeo Arena, two and one half miles south of the campus on State Ave.

More than 200 contestants will compete in a long-go (qualifying) round and a short-go (final) round in 10 events. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping. There will be several events for women, including goat tying, breakaway roping and barrel racing. In addition, the All-Around Cowboy and the All-Around Cowgirl will be honored.

"The Cyclone Stampede Rodeo is the largest college rodeo in Iowa and the second oldest college rodeo in the Great Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association," said Rita Cook, a junior in agricultural business and the Stampede treasurer.

The region includes 15 colleges and universities in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

"Contestants will compete for points that can ultimately earn them a chance to compete at the prestigious College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming," Cook said.

In addition to events inside the arena, the Story County Pork Producers will offer grilled pork burgers and brats; Smith's Concessions will sell caramel apples, corn dogs, funnel cakes and other food; Cowboy Way will sell western wares, such as clothing, boots and tack; and Steve Martin the Shirt Slinger will sell personalized rodeo t-shirts.

The Cyclone Stampede is organized and hosted by the Cyclone Stampede Rodeo Committee. ISU Rodeo Club members will help staff the event, and will have a team competing in the rodeo.

Advance tickets (adults $9, students $8, children 6-12 years $5, 5 years and under are free) will be sold in the Memorial Union, near the food court, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 23-25 and 30, and Oct. 1-2. Admission increases $1 at the gate. Two-day passes are available for $15 for adults, students or children over 6.

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Rodeo

2007 Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

Quick look

46th annual Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

Oct. 2 & 3, 7 p.m.

Iowa State Rodeo Arena

Advance tickets:

Adults $9, students $8

Children 6-12 years $5

5 years and under are free

Admission increases $1 at the gate

Two-day passes:

$15 for adults, students or children over 6