Calf dressing gets wild at DSUSeveral members of Dickinson State University athletics teamed up to compete against one another Saturday, but this time, in a much quirkier fashion.
Several members of Dickinson State University athletics teamed up to compete against one another Saturday, but this time, in a much quirkier fashion.
Four teams, comprised of three athletes from either the wrestling or football team, joined forces for the calf dressing event as part of the first DSU Rodeo Olympics held at the DSU Indoor Arena, Saturday afternoon.
With the objective to be the first team to “dress” a calf in a T-shirt and pair of boxer shorts and move it through a finish line, some team members already had livestock handling experience.
But for Steven Urquizo, a wrestler from Merced, Calif., it was the first time.
“It was way bigger than I thought it was going to be ... it was really strong,” Urquizo said. “It was tough. I’m already sore. I think I got hit in the face a couple times and then it pooped on me.”
DSU Wrestling Coach Thadd O’Donnell wasn’t on deck just to watch, he got out in the ring with his team.
“The team that won is probably the most inexperienced,” O’Donnell said, chuckling. “It was pretty funny.”
Jen Obrigewitch, assistant DSU Rodeo Coach and the Agriculture Club Advisor, said Saturday’s calf dressing event was the first event of the Rodeo Olympics.
Obrigewitch said more events, possibly including a greased pig catching contest and a chicken herding obstacle course, will be held during the Blue Hawk Stampede April 30 and May 1 and all DSU athletic teams are invited to participate.
“I think it could really get to be a rivalry,” Obrigewitch said.