The Idaho State University Rodeo team has been a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, Rocky Mountain Region for over 30 years.
The main goal of the ISU Rodeo Team is to help students obtain their collegiate/educational goals through participation on a rodeo team. The most important goal as a student and rodeo athlete is to be successful in completing a post secondary degree at Idaho State University.
As a member of the NIRA, team members compete against other rodeo athletes from Colleges and Universities throughout Idaho and Utah. Student competitors participate in 10 rodeos each year to qualify for a chance to travel to Casper, WY in June for the College National Finals Rodeo.
Practices are conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. during the months of September - October and February - April. Practices are held at the Bannock County Fairgrounds. When the weather is nice we rodeo outside and during the spring, practice is in the new covered arena. Team meetings are held every Thursday of practice and each month when practices are not taking place.
The Rodeo Team at ISU is a student lead sport club. Any ISU student can participate in practice and those meeting eligibility requirements can compete. Point teams consist of 6 men and 4 women. These teams are chosen on the number of points accumulated throughout the year. Membership varies from year to year with the average being 12-20 members.
The team hosts a NIRA sanctioned rodeo at the Bannock County Fairgrounds in September every year. In addition to competing, Rodeo Team members are required to take an active role and participate in fund raising activities, promotional events, organization and decision making.
For more information about the ISU Rodeo Team contact: ISU Rodeo Team Advisor, Melisa Moon at (208) 339-0701 firstname.lastname@example.org