The 2015 College National Finals Rodeo Qualifiers from the Ranger Rodeo Team, from right, Coach Stockton Graves, Grayson Allred, Shayna Miller, Lauren Barnes, and Dalton Richards. Not pictured: Karley Kile.
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.
a team, the women’s team placed first in the Central Plains Region standings
with 2,786 points while the men’s team finished in third place with 2,470
cumulative points. The top three athletes in each event qualified for the
CNFR, and the women’s team is allowed a full team of four members for its
year-end regional win.
Representing the women’s team at
the CNFR this year will be Shayna Miller, Faith, S.D., junior, in the goat
tying (regional champion); Lauren Barnes, Buckeye, Ariz., senior, in the goat
tying (reserve regional champion); and Karley Kile, Topeka, Kan., senior, in
the breakaway roping (fourth in the region), and goat tying (10th in the
region). Kile will compete in two events, acting as both the third and
fourth female on the team.
The individuals representing the
men’s team at the CNFR will be Dalton Richards, Hawkinsville, Ga., senior, in
the team roping, with his heeler Ben Whiddon from Southeastern Oklahoma State
University (second/third in the region); and Grayson Allred, Kanarraville,
Utah, freshman, in the steer wrestling (third in the region).
At the final rodeo in Guymon,
several Rangers experienced success. The event, student’s name, hometown and
placing are as follows:
Steer Wrestling: Allred, first
place; Jon Laine Herl, Goodland, Kan., junior, third place; Stephen Culling,
Fort Saint John, British Columbia, senior, fourth place; John Michael McGinn,
Haines, Ore., junior, eighth place.
Team Roping: Richards, sixth place,
with Whiddon; Dustin Searcy, Mooreland senior, third place with header Hunter
Munsell from Western College.
Tie-Down Roping: Maverick Harper,
Stephenville, Texas, freshman, eighth place.
Goat Tying: Barnes, first place;
Tearnee Nelson, Faith, S.D., sophomore, fifth place.
Breakaway Roping: Samantha McGuire,
Pine River, Minn., sophomore, sixth place.
Barrel Racing: Cassy Woodward,
Faith, S.D., freshman, sixth/seventh place; Elli Jo Price, Leedey junior,
Posted on Wed, April 29, 2015
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