MSU Rodeo Club’s Spartan Stampede celebrates 50th anniversary

The MSU Rodeo Club was created 50 years ago to bring the American sport of rodeo to mid-Michigan. “It’s so much fun, it’s better than Christmas,” said Torrie Yanz, an alumni member. The Rodeo doesn’t come to Michigan too often. “It’s the best weekend of the year, it’s my most exhausting weekend of the year but definitely my favorite,” Yanz said. But when it does, it’s a big scene.

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Duke Medema graduated from Michigan State this past May. From western New York, he came to MSU on an ROTC scholarship. But until his six year commitment starts in January, he needs to pass the time. He’s doing so, by working at Tom’s Party Store in East Lansing

“You got an army officer just sitting out hanging out just stacking bottles,” Medema said. “I love working here, I do, I love helping people, I love talking drinks, it’s almost like a little subculture.” He works the counter, selling products, but he sometimes has to do the dirty job.