Sierra Smith — Photo by Dale Hirschman

Oct 30, 2018

Panhandle State Communications

Women’s Team Strikes Again

Alva, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle State University women’s rodeo team takes the win once again at Alva’s College Rodeo this past weekend. The size of this tiny indoor arena did not phase the team as they came in with one goal in mind: winning. The women’s team scored a total of 305 points putting them 134 points ahead of the runner up team. The men’s team finished fifth.

Beau Peterson had a great weekend once again. Peterson won the long round of the goat tying with an impressive time of 6.0 seconds. Peterson placed second with a time of 7.2 seconds in the short round and won the Reserve Title. Kaylee Smith won third in the long round with a time of 6.4 seconds. Smith was then 8.0 seconds in the short round, placing her in a three way tie for fifth place in the average. Sierra Smith also had a successful weekend in the goat tying. Sierra was a 6.6 seconds in the long round and 7.0 seconds in the short round placing her second in the short round and third in the average.

Team Roping team Hadley McCormick and Quint Bell made the short round but unfortunately got a no time in the short round.

Panhandle State had one breakaway roper make it back in the short round. Hagen Brunson tied for the win in the long round with a time of 2.3 seconds. Brunson caught her calf in 4.0 seconds in the short round, but unfortunately didn’t place in the average.

Jade Taton tied for second place in the long round of the bareback riding, but failed to meet the buzzer in the short round.

Two Panhandle State cowboys made it back in the tie-down roping. Nate Johnsrud won second in the long round with a time of 9.4 seconds. Quint Bell tied for fifth with a time of 9.8 seconds in the long round. Unfortunately, both men got no times in the short round.

Trase Bell won second in the long round of the steer wrestling with a time of 5.0 seconds, but did not get a time in the short round.

Panhandle State took the saddle bronc riding champion title. Dawson Dahm won both the long round and the short round and earned the champion title. Tanner Hays tied for third place in the average and Sam Martin won sixth in the average.

This wrapped up the Fall semester rodeos. Both the women’s and men’s team have been successful throughout the semester. Not much time off is planned for the team. The Panhandle State athletes will be working even harder until the next semester in order to keep the winning tradition alive!

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