RAPID CITY, S.D. (July 6, 2021) – Rickie Engesser, professional breakaway roper, has signed a sports sponsorship agreement with Monument Health. This is the fourth such agreement signed with a professional athlete.
Engesser, a Spearfish native, has been riding since she was 2 years old, and rodeoing since she was 5. Engesser’s parents started taking her and her siblings to rodeos and jackpots before they could even enter. Engesser has a few South Dakota High School Rodeo Association wins under her belt, as well as making it to the College National Finals Rodeo four times. She recently finished up her college rodeo career and is hitting the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association circuit in breakaway roping.
“I am very thankful to be partnering with Monument Health,” Engesser said. “It’s exciting to have a sports medicine partner of this quality right at home in the Black Hills.”
Jim Rix, Monument Health Southern Hills Manager of Sports Medicine and Performance said, “We’re extremely excited to be partnering with Rickie. Expanding into the rodeo community and working with these athletes is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. This is an incredible opportunity to have a local athlete of this caliber joining the team.”
Engesser joins James Carter, professional freestyle motocross athlete, Tamara Gorman, U.S.A. national team triathlete, and Martin Christofferson, hopeful for the U.S.A. Olympic Bobsled Team, in signing with Monument Health Sports Performance Institute. Monument Health trains athletes of all abilities, sports, and levels. For questions, please call 605-755-6143.
About Monument Health
Headquartered in Rapid City, S.D., Monument Health is a community-based health care system with a mission to make a difference, every day. The system offers care in 31 medical specialties and serves 14 communities across western South Dakota and in eastern Wyoming. With over 5,000 physicians and caregivers, Monument Health is composed of 5 hospitals and 40 medical clinics and specialty centers. Monument Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network.