RAPID CITY, S.D. – Monument Health signed a sponsorship agreement Tuesday with professional rodeo athlete Rickie Engesser.
Engesser has been involved in the sport of rodeo since she was five years old.
In fact, she had a stellar rodeo career at Spearfish High School and she also qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo four times.
Engesser recently graduated from college and now competes in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association in the breakaway roping.
She is currently 36th in the world standings in breakaway roping and 18th in the Badlands Circuit.
Since rodeo is a rigorous sport, Engesser says working with the staff at the Monument Health Sports Performance Institute will help her be physically and mentally prepared for every rodeo.
“It’s a huge deal to have these guys support and to have them on our beck and call behind us,” said Rickie Engesser. “Just being able to have these people around and get involved in rodeo. It’s a huge opportunity for us competing and for them. And just to have this agreement is awesome.”
“Well we’re always honored to help another local athlete achieve her best performance and help her grow and progress in her professional rodeo career,” said Jim Rix, Monument Health Southern Hills Manager of Sports Medicine. “So it’s always a great opportunity to help a local athlete achieve higher results and improve their performance both physically and psychologically and help them go on to achieve bigger and better things in the athletic world.”