Kaylee Smith — Photo by Dale Hirschman 

Oct 16, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

Panhandle State Wins Four Event Titles

Stillwater, Okla. — The rodeo athletes have got some hefty laundry ahead of them after a muddy mess this past weekend in Stillwater, Okla. at the college rodeo, Oct. 11-13. The conditions were not ideal but the Panhandle State Rodeo team hustled through it. The women’s team tied for first and the men’s team won second. Panhandle State left Stillwater with four event wins in their pocket.

Beau Peterson showed no mercy, winning her third rodeo in a row in the goat tying. Peterson came into the short round with a 7.3 seconds putting her outside of the money, but proved that she is a winner by tying a 7.2 seconds in the tricky short round conditions giving her the fastest time in the short round and the average win. Kaylee Smith also proved how talented she is tying the fastest time of the weekend in the long round, 6.9 seconds. Unfortunately, the muddy conditions slightly slowed Smith down in the short round, but she did not give up and won third in the average. Sierra Smith was also in the goat tying short round, but unfortunately did not get a qualified time in the short round.

Sierra Smith was present in the short round in two events, goat tying and barrel racing. Smith was a 17.1 seconds in the long round, but unfortunately did not place in the average.

Sam Goings had a very successful weekend in the steer wrestling. Goings was 4.4 seconds in the long round placing him second in the round. He then came back with the fastest time of the short round, 4.2 seconds earning him the first place in the average.

The saddle bronc riding title also went to Panhandle State. Dawson Dahm proved that he is in hot pursuit of another trip to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). Dahm was 69 points in the long round and won the short round with 76 points. Teammates Cody Ballard and Cooper Thatcher were also present in the short round.

Jade Taton made the short round in the bareback riding. Taton went on to win the short round with a score of 72 points and earn the reserve title.

Trey Hall was the only Panhandle State cowboy in the team roping short round. He and his partner had a time of 8.9 seconds in the long round but did not get a time in the short round.

The fourth title won by the Panhandle State rodeo team was in the bull riding. Dustin Martinez had a score of 70 points in the long round and 75 points in the short round giving him the average title.

The rodeo team will have a week off before heading to their last rodeo of the fall semester in Alva, Okla. They will be practicing even harder than ever until then and hope to see the community cheering them on as they fight to keep the winning tradition alive!

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