The Snow College Rodeo Team is bucking into a strong new season with multiple competitors on the team representing well. On Friday, March 6, 2015, the team loaded up the trucks to make their long trip to Twin Falls, Idaho hoping for a successful weekend of rodeo.
Though the team didn’t do as well as planned, they had a few key competitors throughout the weekend. Kacui Quarnberg, a barrel racer, finished fourth in the average. Jake Perkins, a tie down roper and team roper, had a successful weekend in team roping with his partner Morgun King from Utah State University, finishing second in the average and first in the final round.
Perkins’ teammate, Kolbey Hughes, is a big competitor on the Snow College team and competes in three events. Hughes started off the weekend strong placing sixth in the first go round in steer wrestling but had some tough luck in his events overall. Kolbey said, “I had a rough weekend. Things didn’t go as planned. But, I just have to brush it under the rug and look forward to the next rodeo.”
Kolbey is not the only member of the team who is maintaining a positive attitude. Saddle bronc rider Garett Walters had a tough weekend, not getting a score either night, but he won’t let that stop him from success in the future. Walters said, “Rodeo is rewarding to me because I get to do what I love and I get paid for it. (Prize money is awarded to winners). Even though I got dirted, I learned from my mistakes and will work on those.”
With tough weekends like these, there is no doubt that the team must have moments where they wonder if it is all worth it. Bo Robb Fotheringham, a bull rider for the Snow College team, claims that the team always tries to help each other out. Bo said, “Some of the team had a rough weekend, like myself. When times get hard, the best way to regroup from that is to encourage each other to be positive and keep working hard at the sport that we love.”
With the attitude and talent that this team has, there is no doubt that more success is to come. Be sure to stay updated on the progress they make and wish them luck as they spur down the season.