STILLWATER, Okla. – The OSU Rodeo Team and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University are proud to announce the second annual Cowboy Stampede rodeo, Oct. 8-10.

“The team and I were thrilled with how the event went last year,” said Cody Hollingsworth, OSU Rodeo Program coordinator and coach. “We are looking forward to having the community join us for the second year of a great tradition for Stillwater.” 

Performances will take place each evening at 7 at the Payne County Fairgrounds, Highway 51 and Fairgrounds Road.

The Cowboy Stampede is sanctioned by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. The NIRA includes 11 national regions, and OSU participates in the Central Plains Region, which features 28 colleges and universities from Kansas and Oklahoma, totaling more than 500 regional competitors.

Each evening’s performance will feature 10 events. The students will be competing as individuals and as a team. Championship buckles will be presented to event and all-around winners at Saturday night’s championship performance.

Tickets are $10 each and children five years and younger are free. Discounted tickets ($5) are available with an OSU ID, school ID or OSU Alumni Association membership.

Tickets for the event will go on sale, Sept. 1 at Cavender’s in Stillwater, and during specified times on the OSU-Stillwater campus.

Tickets also will be sold at the gate (while supplies last) prior to each performance. Gates will open at 5 p.m.

The OSU Rodeo Team is a program within the OSU College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. It began in 1946 when six young men started practicing and competing together after they returned from World War II. The OSU Rodeo Team has been a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association since 1948 and competes in the Central Plains Region. Today, the OSU Rodeo Team provides an opportunity for students to continue to grow in their sport, but also to gain a top-notch education. For more information, visit



Melissa Mourer

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Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: 405-744-3737

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