About Us

Rodeo Club 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.

Honored as Seven-Time Recipient of
International Professional Rodeo of the Year

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 (IPRA).  

The club 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 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources events
    • Autumn Fest
    • Ag Olympics
    • Small Animals Day
  • Promotional Events
  • Demonstrations for area groups
    • Girl/Boy Scouts
    • churches and 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 team tab.