Ranger Rodeo Team Third; Women Sixth at Fort Hays

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Ranger Rodeo Team Third; Women Sixth at Fort Hays

HAYS, Kan. – Northwestern men’s rodeo team finished in third place, while the women’s team took sixth over the weekend at the Fort Hays State University rodeo in Hays, Kan. Kody Woodward finished second in the men’s all-around and Kaylee Nelson was third in the women’s all-around.

The men’s team finished with 370 points in the rodeo, putting them 55 points back of winner Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Woodward was awarded a third place finish in steer wrestling with a time of 10.3 and took seventh in team roping as a heeler along with Nelson, who served as the header with a time of 7.3.

Cody Burkholder finished second in the saddle bronc riding, missing first place by 11 points with a score of 148.

In tie down roping, Travis Cowan and Cole Wilson finished eighth and ninth, respectively, with times of 11.3 and 11.5.

Two cowboys joined Woodward in steer wrestling, as Kyle Irwin was second with a 9.9, just two tenths out of first place, and Clint Kindred nailed down fourth with an 11.3.

In addition to Nelson’s seventh in team roping, she finished in third place in breakaway roping with a 16.6. Nicole Brandemuehl won the event with a 7.8, while Jessica Miller took sixth.

Toya Vogt and Lindsey Hollond placed in goat tying. Vogt tied for fifth place, while Hollond nailed down seventh.

The Ranger men’s team remains in third place in the Central Plains Region standings and are now just 7.5 points back from Fort Scott, who is in second place. Northwestern has 3,115 points, while OPSU leads the region with 4,155 points with one rodeo to go.

The women’s team fell from seventh to eighth in the region after the rodeo, trailing seventh place Kansas State University by 4.17 points. Currently, Western Oklahoma State College leads the way with 2,145.83 points.

Northwestern will compete in its final rodeo of the season on April 21-23 in Guymon at the Oklahoma Panhandle State Rodeo.

Complete Results for the Fort Hays State University Rodeo
Central Plains Regional Standings