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Shawnee Sagers races out of the gate during the goat tying event during the Snow College Rodeo. Photo by Tyler Aldous

Shawnee Sagers races out of the gate during the goat tying event during the Snow College Rodeo. Photo by Tyler Aldous

The Snow College Rodeo team was pleased to present the first National Intercollegiate sanctioned Snow College Rodeo in over 30 years.  Professional rodeo company Bar-T Rodeo brought in the stock for the contestants.  Nearly every seat was filled at the ConToy indoor arena as the student body and the community cheered on the Snow team.

Both the Men’s and Women’s teams competed strongly and gathered points for Snow College, starting the spring season with a bang.  Kayla Erickson, a second year member of the women’s team, finished fifth in the first round. She then finished sixth in the second round and second in the team roping average with her partner from Utah State University.  Another second year member, Bailey Kehres, captured the number ten spot in Barrel Racing to slide into the championship round on Saturday night.  First year member, Kacey Quarnberg, finished second in Barrel Racing for the first round, eighth in the second go, and seventh in the average. Shawnee Sagers, another first year member, finished ninth in the first round, seventh in the second round, and then eighth in the average for Barrel Racing.

On the Men’s team, first year member Garett Walters spurred one for eight to take the second place spot in the Saddle Bronc Riding.  First year member Casey Singer finished fifth in Saddle Bronc Riding.  Jake Perkins, first year member, split third place in the second round of Tie-Down Roping and finished seventh in the average. Kolbey Hughes, also a first year member, performed well by tying for second place in the first round, taking the third place spot in the second round, and winning the Steer Wrestling average.

The Snow College Rodeo team would like to thank everyone for coming to the event; it was a great turn out.  The team has high hopes for next year and the rest of this year’s season. There are five rodeos remaining. This coming weekend they will be traveling to Twin Falls, Idaho to compete in the College of Southern Idaho rodeo.  The team is feeling very confident in the chance of having members return to Casper, Wyoming again this year to compete in the National Intercollegiate Finals Rodeo in June.

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