06 Sep Dickinson State celebrates groundbreaking of DSU Rodeo Practice Complex
Members of the Dickinson State University and Dickinson communities gathered to celebrate the ceremonial groundbreaking of the DSU Rodeo Practice Complex Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. Thanks to the generosity of donors, the University will be welcoming back outdoor riding and practice arenas.
“I am humbled by the support and energy of our community members,” said Dr. Thomas Mitzel, Dickinson State University president. “This project went from idea to reality quickly, which will help our agriculture students with their academic agenda. It also gives rodeo athletes a place to practice on campus, reducing their time away from their other responsibilities.”
The complex, located along State Avenue west of the DSU Ag Building, will feature the Hendrickson Roping Arena, made possible by Sandi Frenzel to honor her children, and the Bice Riding Arena, thanks to the support of Wylie Bice.
Additional sponsors include:
- Major Dirt Work/Site Prep: Randy Schwartz – Edward Schwartz Construction, Inc. and Tooz Construction, Inc.
- Roping Chute: Randy Schwartz – Edward Schwartz Construction, Inc.
- Stripping Chute/Alleyway: North Dakota Guaranty & Title Company
- Portable Stalls: Joanne Quale
- Panels: Wylie Bice Trucking/QC Energy Resources, Joanne Quale, Butch Goodall, Woody’s Feed & Grain Co., and Beni Paulson-ADM Benson Quinn
- Concrete/Dirt: Wylie Bice Trucking/QC Energy Resources, Joanne Quale, Butch Goodall, Woody’s Feed & Grain Co., Beni Paulson-ADM Benson Quinn, and Stanley and Diane Hausauer
The DSU Rodeo Practice Complex is expected to be completed by early October 2019. For more information or to contribute to this project, contact Ty Orton, executive director of the DSU Heritage Foundation, at 701-483-2486.