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MEN’S RODEO TEAM LEADS CNFR AFTER TWO ROUNDS; WOMEN ARE 15THCASPER, Wyo. – After two rounds at the 61st Annual College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming at the Casper Events Center, the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s rodeo team stands as the team leader, while the Ranger women are in 15th.


“We have had a banner day,” remarked coach Tim Kolb, talking about his team’s results after day two. “I am extremely proud of these kids. Dreams do come true, we’ll wait and see what is in store for us the rest of the finals.”


After the first two rounds, the men’s team leads the 51-team field with 325 points, 10 points ahead of second place University of Tennessee-Martin.


The team of Joe Macoubrie and Daniel Reed of Southeastern Oklahoma State improved from 18th place after their round one performance of 17.5 in team roping, to a second place finish in the second round, with a score of 6.2.


Kody Woodward was a tenth of a second out of first place in the first go of steer wrestling, recording a time of 4.0 seconds. Also in steer wrestling after one round, Colt Stearns took 12th with a  time of 5.5 seconds and Trenton Johnson finished 20th with a 7.4. In round two, Stearns was the top Ranger with a score of 5.1, while Woodward recorded a 6.4 for 17th place and Johnson turned in a no score.


Johnson, also competing in tie down roping, was 15th in round one with a 14.2 and improved to 10.9 and is in fifth place during the second round.


Luke Blanton had a no score in the opening round and had a time of 14.7 in round two, putting him in 15th place during the second round.


In bareback riding, Chancy Lovinggood tied for first during his first go, with a score of 82.0. In round two, Lovinggood ended in a three-way tie for fourth with a 76.5.


Northwestern’s women’s team is currently in 15th place out of 23 teams through two rounds.


In goat tying, the Ranger women’s most populated event with three contestants, Brooke Inlow, Toya Vogt and Robbie Wilson have fared well.


Inlow finished in third place in the opening round with a 6.7, while Vogt was six spots behind with a time of 7.1. Wilson rounded out the times with an 8.2, putting her in 32nd.


In round two, Inlow remained at the top out of the Northwestern crew, staking down 15th with a 7.3. Vogt recorded a 7.9 for 26th, while Wilson did not score.


Wilson, who is also competing in breakaway roping, didn’t score in her first two rounds.


Haley Nida, the Rangers’ only barrel racer, finished in 14th after day one with a 14.76, and placed 41st after a 19.78 in round two.


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