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OPSU Rodeo Off to Solid Start

By Shelbie Weeder on 09/21/2015

Alex Micek claimed the average title in the breakaway by roping two calves in 5.6 seconds at the Colby Community College Rodeo. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

Alex Micek claimed the average title in the breakaway by roping two calves in 5.6 seconds at the Colby Community College Rodeo. —Photo by Dale Hirschman

Colby, Kan. — The Oklahoma Panhandle State Rodeo Team kicked off the 2015-2016 season with a solid performance at the Colby Community College rodeo. The Aggies claimed three event championships and the men’s team finished in second place while the women’s team finished in sixth place.

Leading the way for the Aggies were seniors Alex Micek and Logan Patterson along with sophomore Jake Finlay. Micek claimed the average title in the breakaway by roping two calves in 5.6 seconds. Patterson won both rounds of the bareback riding and the average scoring 155 on two head. Finlay spurred two horses in the saddle bronc riding for 129 points to claim the average title.

Sophomore Sheyenne Long made two consistent runs in the barrel racing landing her in second place in the aggregate race. Long was followed by senior Kaylee Burnett who finished in fifth place in the barrel racing.

Senior Shade Etbauer roped and tied his way into third place in the tie-down roping. Etbauer was followed closely behind by junior Ben Johnsrud who finished in fourth place in the tie-down roping. The team of Casey Hatcher and Luke Meier worked together to claim second place honors in the team roping. Junior Peyton Holliday also made the short round in the team roping, but faced a little tough luck. Senior Tyler Hessman rode his long round bull for 72 points landing him in fourth place, but didn’t quite make the whistle in the short round. Junior Will Carpenter made two solid runs in the steer wrestling. Senior Ty Pellam covered his bareback horse in the long round, but had a little tough luck in the short round.

The OPSU cowboys and cowgirls will have a week off before heading to Woodward, Okla. on Oct. 1st-3rd.

Courtesy of OPSU