1. K-State home
  2. »College of Agriculture
  3. »ASI
  4. »News
  5. »K-State Rodeo Canceled

Animal Sciences and Industry

K-State Rodeo Canceled

Due to COVID-19 pandemic the 2021 K-State Rodeo has been canceled.

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry Department Head Mike Day and K-State Rodeo Coach Casy Winn have announced the 2021 K-State Rodeo has been canceled.

Due to K-State, Riley County and Manhattan city restrictions, the department and K-State Rodeo Club are not able to host the rodeo in Weber Arena. “We had planned to move the rodeo to Domer Arena in Topeka,” Winn says. “Then in December, Domer Arena became part of hospital overflow and the facility canceled all events.”

Winn and the K-State Rodeo Club looked at several other indoor facilities in Kansas, but just couldn’t find the right fit. “With more than 400 contestants there are only a few places that have enough parking and seating to accommodate the rodeo,” Winn explains.

This year would have been the 65th Annual K-State Rodeo. K-State is part of the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Annually the K-State Rodeo brings more than 10,000 fans into Weber Arena to watch more than 400 contestants from 18 colleges and universities spanning Kansas and Oklahoma compete. 

For more information about the K-State Rodeo Club visit https://www.facebook.com/ksurodeo.