The Michigan State University Rodeo Club originated in 1969. The club is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). We strive to keep the traditions and heritage of the American sport of rodeo alive.
As a club, the students organize and promote Michigan State University’s annual rodeo, the Spartan Stampede. This event is run completely by college students. The Spartan Stampede is recognized by the International Professional Rodeo Association or IPRA.
Honored as 5 time recipient of
~Indoor Professional Rodeo of the Year~
The club also sends a rodeo team to other NIRA rodeos in the Ozark Region. Any qualifying members may attend the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming.
Additional club activities include, but are not limited to:
• Annual end of the year banquet
• Various CANR (College of Agriculture & Natural Resources) events (i.e., Autumn Fest, Ag Olympics, Small Animals Day)
• Promotional events
• Demonstrations for area groups (i.e., Girl/Boyscouts, church & schools, hospital visits)
• MSU Homecoming Parade and Silver Bells Parade
The Rodeo Club has meetings every other Tuesday at Anthony Hall on the MSU Campus. We welcome any student with an interest in the sport, even if you are not able to compete. To compete, a student must first become a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). To find out more about competing on the MSU Rodeo Team, see the NIRA tab.