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  • Ranger Rodeo season wraps up, five qualify for college national finals

     April 27, 2015 -- The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo team did well at its last rodeo of the season at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Guymon, but more importantly, the year-end standings qualified five Rangers for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo., June 14-20.

  • Northwestern rodeo team successful in Weatherford; Women's team wins, Kile wins all-around title

    April 20, 2015--The Northwestern Oklahoma State University women’s rodeo team outshined all other schools in attendance at the recent Southwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo in Weatherford, winning the rodeo by 200 points. Karly Kile, Topeka senior, claimed the women’s breakaway title, as well as the weekend’s All-Around Cowgirl title.

  • Rodeo team signs three incoming freshman

    April 2, 2015-- Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s rodeo team has been busy recruiting, and over the last two weeks has received three signed letters of intent from incoming freshmen.          

  • Ranger Rodeo team to kick off spring season

     February 10, 2015--After a few months off, members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo team are gearing up for their spring season, starting with the Kansa State University rodeo Feb. 20-22 in Manhattan, Kan.               

  • Ranger rodeo a success, Women's All-Around Buckle won by Karley Kile

    November 4, 2014- The last rodeo of the fall season was hosted in Alva by the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo team.  Karley Kile, Topeka, Kan., senior, topped off her successful semester by winning the breakaway roping event as well as the All-Around Cowgirl title.

  • Northwestern Ranger Rodeo in Alva Thursday, Friday, Saturday

    October 29, 2014- About 500 contestants will be in Alva Thursday through Saturday for the annual Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Rodeo. All performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the Woods County Fairgrounds Indoor Arena.

  • Northwestern's Cherokee Rodeo is a success, women's team wins

    September 26, 2014--The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Ranger Rodeo team started its season off with a bang over the weekend in Cherokee, claiming the women’s team title and wins in three events at the first of two home rodeos.              

  • Sage Allen signs to rodeo at Northwestern

    April 16, 2014 -- Sage Allen, an incoming freshman from Pawhuska, has signed to rodeo for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Rodeo Team. Allen will compete as a breakaway roper for the Ranger Rodeo team in the fall.

  • Ranger Rodeo signs Nixon

    Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo coach Stockton Graves announces the signing of Jonathan Nixon of Fort Worth, Texas. 

  • Shirleys give back to Northwestern through donation to rodeo program

    May 24, 2013 -- Joe and Ann Shirley of Alva have a long history of giving back to Northwestern Oklahoma State University, or perhaps it’s more of a paying it forward to students who have come after them. The benefactors of the Shirley’s generosity are members of the Northwestern rodeo team. And, all it took for them to want to give back – a love of the university and learning about a need.

  • Rodeo star Stockton Graves to lead Northwestern program

    November 17, 2011 - Former Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo star and current tour professional Stockton Graves has been selected to lead the men’s and women’s rodeo programs at his alma mater.

  • Frascht resigns as rodeo coach

    Shannon Frascht, head rodeo coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, has submitted his resignation from the post. Frascht became coach of the University’s successful rodeo team in January 2011. He informed university officials that he will pursue opportunities in the private sector.

  • Campbell gift takes Northwestern rodeo program to next level

    “The first step I wanted to take for the Northwestern rodeo program was securing new facilities, and thanks to the generosity of Don and Phyllis Campbell and the efforts of the Northwestern Foundation and the university, that vision has come true,” said Shannon Frascht, Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo coach, as he announced a gift by the Campbells, of Alva. The gift will provide the future site of Northwestern’s own rodeo facilities.

  • Frascht named rodeo coach at Northwestern

    Northwestern alumnus and professional rodeo cowboy, Shannon Frascht, has been named as the rodeo coach at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Frascht, a 1990 graduate of Northwestern, was selected from a pool of 26 applicants and will take over the reins of the men’s and women’s rodeo programs immediately. “We are fortunate to get a coach and person of Shannon’s caliber to lead our rodeo team,” stated athletic director Bob Battisti.
  • Nine Rangers headed to College National Finals Rodeo

    Nine members of the 2009-10 Northwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo team will represent the University at the 62nd Annual College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo. at the Casper Events Center on June 13-19. Five cowboys and four cowgirls will compete in seven different events.

  • Men place first at Ranger Rodeo, women second

    The men’s and women’s rodeo teams had a great showing while hosting the Annual Ranger Rodeo at the Woods County Fairgrounds, with the men’s team taking the crown, while the women took second place.
  • Annual Ranger Rodeo underway

    The annual Ranger Rodeo presented by Northwestern Oklahoma State University will have its opening performance at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at the Woods County Fairgrounds Arena. More than 500 student competitors from 20-plus colleges and universities are expected to participate. The rodeo is a sanctioned event of the Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
  • Men's rodeo team leads CNFR after two rounds; women are 15th

    CASPER, 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.