The Snow College rodeo team is proud to announce that four of their members qualified for the Rocky Mountain Professional Rodeo Association (RMPRA) Finals, Kolbey Hughes in steer wrestling, Kurt Turner in bull riding, Colton Carter in the saddle bronc, and Cody Franson in the bareback.
Hughes is ranked second in steer wrestling going into the finals. He says, “There’s a storm coming! If I can go in there and throw two steers down in a decent time I am pretty confident I could win the average and the RMPRA finals.”
Turner is ranked second in bull riding going into the finals. With his recent successes in the intercollegiate rodeo, Turner stands as a threat to win.
Carter was involved in a freak accident, fracturing his C2 and C6 vertebrates at the last college rodeo. He was not able to compete in the tail-end of the RMPRA rodeos and dropped to tenth place in saddle bronc riding. Due to this injury, he will not be able to compete in this year’s RMPRA finals but he will be back for the start of the spring college season.
Franson is sitting eleventh going into the finals. He broke his wrist in the middle of the season and had to sit out the last stretch of rodeos. Franson says he is fully recovered and ready to ride at the finals on Friday.
The finals will be held Friday Nov. 7 and Saturday Nov. 8 in South Jordan Utah. Competitors consist of the top 12 in each event from the Utah, Nevada and Idaho areas. The Snow College rodeo team members will be competing alongside competitors that have been to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR).
Good luck to the Snow College rodeo team members.