WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s women’s rodeo team finished in second place, just five points shy of winner Western Oklahoma State College, while the men’s team took sixth place at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo held April 8-10. Northwestern also had a cowboy and cowgirl place in the all-around, as Trenton Johnson took fourth in the men’s overall and Haley Nida placed third in the women’s side.
Nida, from Alva, finished 20 points shy of the all-around title, accumulating 130 points, while Jessica Birdsong from Southeastern and Tara Timms from Western Oklahoma State tied for first place with 150 points. Nida finished third in breakaway roping and turned in a seventh place performance in barrel racing.
Joining Nida in barrel racing was Brittany Young, who finished fourth in the event.
Michelle Bartley and Jessica Koppitz finished tied for fourth and tied for sixth, respectively, in breakaway roping.
In goat tying, Brooke Boulware was awarded fourth place with a 16.3.
Johnson finished in sixth place in steer wrestling and also tied for eighth in team-roping as a heeler.
Tanner Braden (heeler) along with Ryan VonAhn of Southeastern finished third in team roping. Casper May (header) and Derrick Peterson (heeler) took a seventh place finish in the event while Jordan Sanders (header) and Brice Buzzard (heeler) were in a tie for eighth with Johnson and his partner Reagan Coulter from Southwestern Oklahoma State.
The Rangers had solo finishers in bareback riding, bull riding and in tie down roping. Chancy Lovinggood was sixth in bareback riding, while Clay Cudmore finished fifth in bull riding. Clint Kindred took fifth place in tie down roping with a 22.8.
Northwestern’s women’s team remains the top of 15 teams in the Central Plains Region standings, while the men’s team sits in fourth place and is 860 points back of leader Oklahoma Panhandle State University.
Northwestern’s final rodeo of the year will be in Hays, Kan. at the Fort Hays State University Rodeo on April 16-18.
Complete Results for Southwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo
Mon, April 12, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt