GUYMON, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State University men's rodeo team edged host Oklahoma Panhandle State University by five points this past weekend. The Rangers scored 410 points in the win. The Lady Rangers finished fifth scoring 165 points.
Kyle Irwin was Northwestern's top finisher in the men's all-around placing third overall scoring 240 points. Irwin won the steer wrestling event with an overall time of 11 seconds and finished third in team roping. He roped with teammate Charlie Moore, who finished fourth in the all-around scoring 90 points.
Cody Burkholder was fifth in the saddle bronc scoring 135 points while Trey Young was fourth in the tie down roping with Moore finished sixth.
Irwin's teammate Jacob Williams placed fifth in the steer wrestling competition.
Northwestern teammates Michael Pearce and Brad Bullock were second in team roping. The pair had an overall time of 26.2 seconds.
Blaine Ragan roped with Wyatt Branden of WOKSC and the pair finished with a time of 28.3 seconds.
The Rangers dominated the team roping competition as Tanner Braden finished seventh and roped with Bacone's Clay Pianalto. Northwestern had members on four different teams in the top eight.
On the women's side, Alexis Allen's overall time was 35.55 seconds in the barrel racing, good enough for third in the event. She was .61 seconds behind Ceri McCaffery of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, who won the event.
Teammate Amy Kleinvachter finished sixth with a time of 40.59 seconds.
Karley Kile finished second in goat tying with an overall time of 17.8 seconds.
Jessica Morgan's time of 6.7 seconds was good enough for fourth in the breakaway roping while Karly Benzie finished fifth in the event.
Tue, May 1, 2012
by Allan Scarabello