Final Registration Deadline is July 5

Lincoln, NE (July 1, 2022) –Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) officials announced today that Dan Rosenquist, MD, and President Elect of the Nebraska Medical Association, will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the 2022 Cornhusker State Games.

Rosenquist will participate in the Games’ Opening Declaration following the ceremonial caldron-lighting at Opening Ceremonies set to begin at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.

NSC Executive Director Dave Mlnarik said the role of Honorary Chairman is typically reserved for the leader of an organization or company that has supported the Games over a number of years.

“The Honorary Chairman represents the sponsors and volunteers of the Cornhusker State Games, so it is a fitting role for Dr. Rosenquist and much-deserved recognition for the Nebraska Medical Association, one of our platinum-level partners.  The role is especially appropriate given Dr. Rosenquist’s personal experience in the Games,” Mlnarik said.

Rosenquist is a native Nebraskan who has been associated with Columbus Family Practice since 1987. He is President Elect of the Nebraska Medical Association, the Vice Chair of the Nebraska Coalition for Patient Safety and serves on the Board of Directors at Columbus Community Hospital. Rosenquist participated in the Cornhusker States Games in the early years of its existence and coached both of his children’s soccer teams in the 90’s. His interests include hiking and water sports.

Other Cornhusker State Games updates…

  • The final deadline to register for most sports is Tuesday, July 5. Information and registration available at
  • More than 6,000 athletes have registered thus far with Ice Hockey (592), Shooting Sports (408), Volleyball (367), Track & Field (352) and Walk Events (239) the top five most popular to date.
  • The Opening Ceremonies will be preceded by SportFest, featuring the free athlete meal, vendor fair, celebrity meet-and-greets and a National Guard helicopter on display.
  • Earlier this week it was announced that Husker Softball seniors Courtney Wallace, Karlee Seevers and Olivia Ferrell will lead the Oath of Athletes at the Opening Ceremonies, which also includes skydivers, fireworks and a freestyle motocross exhibition. View the program and timeline for SportFest and Opening Ceremonies here.

The Nebraska Medical Association was founded in 1868, and represents nearly 3,000 active and retired physicians, residents and medical students from across the state of Nebraska.  Its mission is to serve physician members by advocating for the medical profession, for patients and for the health of all Nebraskans.

The Cornhusker State Games, a program of the Nebraska Sports Council, offers competition in 70 sports for athletes of all ages and abilities. Most events take place July 15-24 at venues in Lincoln, Omaha and other Nebraska communities. Those interested can find information or register at