OPSU Rodeo Rider

Jun 8, 2023

Lauren Bullard

Congratulations to our 2023 CNFR Finalists

To the Aggie Community,

It is with great joy and pride that I offer my congratulations to McKenna Brennan, Tatum Hall, Parker McIntyre, and Bailey Small for qualifying to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo. Your hard work, dedication, and exceptional talent have earned you a spot to compete amongst the best collegiate rodeo athletes in the nation. On behalf of the entire OPSU community, I applaud your remarkable achievements.

McKenna Brennan, a two-time CNFR qualifier in Goat Tying from Reno, Nevada, has proven herself to be a fierce competitor while pursuing her degree in Animal Science. McKenna, your dedication to this sport and your community is something we can all look up to. Your love for the game is evident to all of those around you, and I know you will continue to influence young future rodeo stars with your talent. I am proud to have you representing our university, and I look forward to watching your continued success.

Tatum Hall, a CNFR qualifier in Breakaway Roping from Springfield, Colorado, has excelled in her collegiate rodeo career while significantly impacting her community as the Central Plains Region Student Director. Tatum, your dedication to academic excellence in pursuing a career as a nurse practitioner while proving yourself as one of the best in your sport is truly admirable. Your compassion and commitment to helping others are evident, and I know you will go on to do amazing things. I can’t wait to cheer you on as you compete.

Parker McIntyre, a CNFR qualifier in Goat Tyings, has made her hometown of Yale, Oklahoma, proud by being a strong competitor while working hard in her classes and succeeding in her athletic and academic goals. Parker, we are blessed to have you as a member of Aggie Nation. I appreciate your hard work and dedication to our program and your own personal growth. I’m eager to watch you ride in that iconic red vest.

Bailey Small, a CNFR Saddle Bronc Riding qualifier from Fall River Mills, California, has left an impression on Aggie Nation that won’t soon be forgotten. Bailey, I’m proud of all you’ve accomplished as an Aggie, and I’m excited to watch you compete as you work to accomplish all of your goals. Your dedication, grit, and perseverance as you’ve worked to become one of the best in your sport are admirable, and I know this is just the beginning for you. I’ll be cheering you on the whole way.

To all of our finalists, I want to express my gratitude for representing our university with passion, sportsmanship, and integrity. Your achievements are a testament to the incredible talent and unwavering determination within our student body. As you’re competing, remember that the entire OPSU community stands behind you, cheering you on every step of the way.

I’m looking forward to seeing the relationships you have formed with your fellow teammates, and the guidance of your exceptional coaches push you toward success. Embrace the challenges ahead with courage, compete with grace, and let the passion for your sport shine brightly.

On behalf of the university, I wish you all the best in this next week of competition. Ride with Aggie Pride, and always know that you have the unwavering support of your university and the entire OPSU family.

Go make us proud.


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