The Snow College rodeo team had another successful weekend, as they represented the school in Pocatello, Idaho. The Idaho State University (ISU) rodeo and the Rocky Mountain Regional rodeo marked the half- way point of the fall rodeo season, with Snows team holding strong.
In the ISU rodeo, returning sophomore Kurtis Turner spurred down some bulls over the weekend. He rode very strong, taking first in the championship round and took home the number one spot in the average for the weekend.
Colton Carter, also a returning sophomore, made the short go in saddle bronc riding and the bull riding. Carter finished second in the bull riding average.
Kolbey Hughes, despite is badly sprained ankle he obtained during the steer wrestling. Took the second place title in the team roping with his partner Dixon Winn of Utah Valley University.
Kacey Quarnberg also made the short round. To make the “short go/round” the contestant must place in the top ten of the first rodeo. The times from the two rodeos are added together for average placing’s and points. In the barrel racing. Quarnberg placed fifth in the first go and finished strong by securing the fifth place spot overall.
Chelsea Thomas, a returning sophomore on the team, pushed her way into the top ten in the goat tying. Thomas placed third in the championship round and sixth overall.
Shawnee Sagers split the sixth and seventh hole in the barrel racing to make the short go. Sagers ended up seventh overall.
Other short go qualifiers for the ISU rodeo were Casey Singer in the saddle bronc riding, and Garett Walters also in the saddle bronc.
The Rocky Mountain Regional rodeo was a one header, meaning winner takes all. With three times as many points available, this rodeo was one of the biggest for the year.
In the bull riding, Carter finished third in the regional rodeo and Turner finished fifth. Other members of the team that gathered points in the regional rodeo were Jake Perkins taking third in the tie-down roping and Hughes in the steer wrestling, placing seventh for the rodeo.
The then traveled to Logan, UT for the Utah State University (USU) rodeo. With rain constantly coming down it made the conditions much more difficult for the competitors. Competing in the arena that looked as if a soup bowl the rodeo team did well.
Turner took another first place title in the first go of the bull riding with a high score of 84 points.
Thomas came back to the short go with a first place in goat tying from the first round. She finished fourth in the average for the weekend.
Perkins took the third place spot in the first go to qualify for the short round. Where he finished seventh in the average for the weekend.
Sagers came back to the short go in both the goat tying and the team roping. She placed fourth in the short round for goats and fifth overall. In the team roping her and her partner, Colton Page of USU, finished fourth in the short round as well as the average.
Hughes threw one down in the first go to take fifth place advancing him to the short go as well.
With USU being the last rodeo of the fall season Snow College is holding strong in the standings. Practices will continue and students will be ready to finish off a great year starting again in February at Snows home rodeo.