Bronc riding, roping and tying to come to Cyclone Stampede Rodeo

AMES, Iowa -- College rodeo teams from a six-state region will come to Ames for two nights to compete in the Cyclone Stampede Rodeo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 (championship round) at the Iowa State Rodeo Grounds located two and one half miles south of the Iowa State University campus on State Avenue.

A bull bucking the rider off

The Cyclone Stampede Rodeo is one of two rodeos in the state sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

The rodeo features bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, tie-down roping, break-away roping, bull riding, barrel racing and goat tying. College contestants will be competing for points toward a trip to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., next June.

The Cyclone Stampede is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) and features contestants from Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

The rodeo is in its 44th year and is the second stop on the fall college rodeo tour.

Parking and tickets are available at the rodeo grounds on the days of the events. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $5 for children ages 6 to 12 years. Children 5 years and younger are free.

More about the rodeo can be found at