Woodward, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle State University Rodeo team braved the cool temperatures and moisture and had a solid weekend at the Central Plains Region rodeo held in Woodward, Okla. The men’s team claimed their first team title of the season. The women’s team put up a good fight to finish in fourth place. Leading the way for the Aggies were seniors Shade Etbauer and Jessie Jones. Etbauer claimed the men’s all-around title and Jones claimed the women’s all-around title.
Etbauer had a good weekend winning the saddle bronc riding and finishing second in the tie-down roping. He made two solid rides in the bronc riding giving him 141 points on two head and tied two calves in 19.7 seconds. Etbauer was joined in the tie-down roping by senior Caleb Bullock who roped and tied himself into the number one spot. Bullock made two solid runs to give him a total time of 18.5 seconds. Etbauer was joined in the saddle bronc riding by senior Clay Elliott and Junior Will Gaillard. Elliott won the long round of the saddle bronc riding with a score of 73, but had some tough luck in the short round and still finished fourth in the average. Gaillard finished fourth in the long round, but also faced some tough luck in the short round and still managed to grab fifth place average points.
They were joined at the bucking chutes by Logan Patterson and Dylan Riggins in the bareback riding. Riggins made two solid rides to land himself in fourth place in the aggregate race. He was followed closely by Patterson who finished fifth in the average. Staying at the bucking chutes sophomore George Sims was 71 points in the long round to finish in fourth place. He had some tough luck in the short round, but still managed to end up third in the average.
Jessie Jones, a senior, made two solid runs in the barrel racing to land her in the third place position in the average. Jones also qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping, but failed to stop the clock. Jones was joined by Senior Kaylee Burnett in the barrel racing. Burnett put on a clinic by winning the long go, short go, and the average. Junior Randi Buchanan qualified for the short round in the goat tying.
The Aggies will regroup and head to Stillwater, Okla. Oct. 8th-10th.
Courtesy of Oklahoma Panhandle State University (OPSU)