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Press Photo by Royal McGregor Dickinson State junior Dalton Rixen competes during the Medora Badlands Rodeo on June 7 at Ranch-O-Rama Arena in Medora. Rixen and the rest of the DSU men’s rodeo qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo which begins today in Casper, Wyo.

Blue Hawks keep sights on college finals


Rodeo is a highly individualistic sport, but at the college level it helps to compete as a team.

After a successful season, the Dickinson State men’s rodeo team qualified for the 66th College National Finals Rodeo, which starts today at the Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyo.

The Blue Hawks took the Great Plains Region with 5,477 points as several riders placed in the top five in seven events.

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Meaghan MacDonald
Meaghan is the sports reporter for the Dickinson Press, focusing primarily on Dickinson State athletics and rodeo. After graduating from James Madison University (Va.) in May 2013, she moved from New Jersey to North Dakota to start pursuing her career in sports journalism. 
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