Jackrabbit Stampede kicks off spring season

Brittany Westerberg

Brittany Westerberg

SDSU hosted the 54th annual Jackrabbit Stampede Rodeo at the Swiftel Center on April 10 to 13, marking the start of the spring collegiate rodeo season.

Fans of South Dakota’s state sport got to enjoy saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, bull riding, team roping, calf roping, tie down roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing at the four-day event. Over 250 contestants competed from colleges in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska. The rodeo featured livestock provided by Sutton Rodeo’s from Onida, S.D.


Rodeo 1:

Men’s Team tied for 1stWomen’s Team 2nd

Bareback:Travis Koester-6th

Breakaway:Jolene Nordick and Jacquelyn Murray-Tied for 1stJordan Murray 4th

Tie Down:Dillon Kjerstad-2ndRex Treeby-3rdColby Porch-5thBrent Sutton-6th

Saddle Bronc Riding:Cory Jobgen-4th

Team Roping:

Dillon Kjerstad/Ryan Kjerstad-1stBrent Sutton/Corey Cronin-2ndTait Kvistad-4th

Goat Tying:Marcie Locken-1stJolene Nordick/Amanda Jensen-Tie for 4th and 5th

Steer Wrestling:Wade Taylor-3rdTait Kvistad-5th

Barrel Racing:Jolene Nordick-5th

Bull Riding:John Andersen-1st

Rodeo 2:

Breakaway:Sarah Nelson-1stJordan Sippel and Jordan Murray-Tie for 4th and 5th

Tie Down:Colby Porch-1stChris Odden-6th

Team Roping:Mark Donnelly/Casey Barrett-1st

Goat Tying:Marcie Locken-4thSarah Nelson-5thShawn Flottmeyer-6th

Steer Wrestling:Brent Sutton-2nd

Barrel Racing:Lindsey Loiseau-3rdCami Bauer-5th