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June 230, 2010

Champions Crowned at College National Finals Rodeo
       
CASPER, Wyo. --- It’s been a long time coming for at least two of the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) champions.

Jordan Muncy-Taton has qualified for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s championship event three times without ever winning a title and Taylor Nahrgang four times. At the 62nd annual rodeo, Muncy-Taton earned the breakaway and all-around titles and Nahrgang won the steer wrestling.

Nahrgang, who is also the student president graduated from Montana State University, Western. He won the steer wrestling title by nearly a second with a total time of 18.1 seconds. Finishing in second place was Jason Schaffer from Howard College who won the final round with a 4.1 second run. Schaffer had a total time of 19.0 seconds.
Muncy-Taton, the younger sister of Taos Muncy who won the saddle bronc riding title here in 2007, took her championships for the same school, Panhandle State University at Goodwell, Okla. The native of Corona, N.M., had a total time of 11.8 seconds on four runs for the breakaway championship. She earned the all-around by competing in goat tying and barrel racing as well. She finished fifth over-all in barrel racing. She had a total of 355 points to earn the all-around title finishing ahead of Chelsea Moore from Gillette (Wyo.) College who had 310.

All of the other champions were either first or second time qualifiers. Ty Breuer from Central Wyoming College won the bareback riding with 319 points on four head. This is his second qualification.

The tie-down roping title went to Ryan Bothum, a second-generation contestant from Hermiston, Ore. This is his first qualification. He had a total time of 42.6 seconds on four runs. His father David competed in the saddle bronc riding at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

It was the first qualification for both Kaleb Asay and Isaac Diaz who tied for the saddle bronc riding title. Both of these men have had success in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) already. Asay, who is attending Vernon College was the PRCA rookie of the year in 2008. Diaz, a junior at Tarleton State University has qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo twice. They tied for the championship here with 306.5 points each.

The men’s all-around was also a tie. Caleb Smidt from Wharton County Junior College and Jason Schaffer from Howard County Junior College each had 265 points. It was the first qualification for both of them.

The men’s team went to Vernon (Texas) College and the women’s was won by Wyoming’s own Gillette College.

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Champions

Bareback Riding, Ty Breuer, Central Wyoming College, 319 points
Tie-Down Roping, Ryan Bothum, Connors State College, 42.6 seconds
Breakaway Roping, Jordan Muncy-Taton, Panhandle State University, 11.8 seconds
Saddle Bronc Riding, (tie), Kaleb Asay, Vernon College and Isaac Diaz, Tarleton State University, 306.5 points each.
Steer Wrestling, Taylor Nahrgang, University of Montana, Western, 18.1 seconds.
Goat Tying, Jordan Thurston, Gillette College, 26.5 seconds
 Team Roping, Chance Kiehne and Michael Trujillo,
Eastern New Mexico University, 35.4 seconds.
Barrel Racing, Sydni Blanchard, Mesalands Community College
Bull Riding, Jeffrey Askey, University of Tennessee-Martin, 248 points
Men’s All-Around (tie), Caleb Smidt, Wharton County Junior College, and
Jason Schaffer, Howard County Junior College, 265 points
Women’s All-Around, Jordan Muncy-Taton, Panhandle State University, 355 points
Men’s Team, Vernon College, 682.5 points
Women’s Team, Gillette College, 558.33 points


CASPER, Wyo.---The following are final winners from the 62nd annual College National Finals Rodeo, Saturday, June 19, 2010 courtesy of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Complete results are available at www.cnfr.com.  Over-all winners are total on four.

Bareback Riding: (final round) 1, Ty Breuer, Central Wyoming College, 82.5 points on Vold Rodeo’s Guiding Light. 2 (tie), Seth Hardwick, Panhandle State University; Nick Gutzwiler, Walla Walla Community College; and Tanner Aus, Iowa Central Community College, 79.5. (total on four) 1, Breuer, 319. 2, Kyle Brennecke, Missouri Valley College, 301.5. 3 (tie), Luke Creasy, Texas Tech University, and Aus, 301. 5, Seth Hardwick, Panhandle State University, 299.5. 6, Gutzwiler, 297. 7, Colton Bair, Utah Valley University, 295.5. 8, Caleb Bennett, Utah Valley Universtiy, 295.  Dennison, Vernon College, 290.5.

Tie Down Roping: (final round) 1, Caleb Smidt, Wharton County Community College, 8.8 seconds. 2, Kyle VanBiezen, Idaho State University, 9.8. 3, Ryan Bothum, Connors State College, 10.3. 4, Cory Solomon, Hill College, 11.0. (total on four) 1, Bothum, 42.6 seconds. 2, Smidt, 45.0. 3, Cy Eames, Idaho State University, 45.7. 4, VanBiezen, 50.9. 5, Solomon, 52.7. 6, Tyrell Moody, Douth Dakota State University, 52.7.  7, Stetson Aldridge, Troy University, 53.6. (on three) 8, ole Dorenkamp, Lamar Community College, 38.5. Rob Webb, Weber State University, 30.3.

Breakaway Roping: (final round) 1, Katy Strange, Northeast Texas Community College, 2.4 seconds. 2, Chelea Moore, Gillette College, 2.6. 3, Whitney O’Rourke, South Dakota State University, 3.5. 4, Jordan Muncy-Taton, Panhandle State University, 4.1. (total on four) 1, Muncy-Taton, 11.8. 2, Strange, 13.9. 3, Chelsea Hoff, University of Nevada – Las Vegas, 16.2. 4, O’Rourke, 22.4. (on three) 5, Chelsea Moore, Gillette College, 6.8. 6, Jordan Thurston, Gillette College, 8.7. 7, Kody Engle, Tarleton State University, 10.3. 8, McKatee Mason, Treasure Valley Community College, 10.8.
                       
Saddle Bronc Riding: (final round) 1 (tie),  Isaac Diaz, Tarleton State University; Brian Martinat, Blue Mountain Community College; and Troy Crowser, Panhandle State University, 77.5. 4, Kobyn Williams, McNeese State University, 75.5. (total on four) 1 (tie), Diaz and Kaleb Asay, Vernon College, 306.5. 3, Will Smith, Missouri Valley College, 303.5. 4, Crowser, 299.5. 5, Jacobs Crawley, Texas & and M University, 299. 6, Tyrel Larsen, Panhandle State University, 298.5. 7, Martinat, 293.5. 8, Williams, 293.

            Steer Wrestling: (final round) 1, Jason Schaffer, Howard College, 4.1 seconds. 2, Jake Shaw, Missouri Valley College, 4.2. 3, Kody Woodward, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 4.3. 4 (tie), Mert Bradshaw, Feather River College and Dakota Eldridge, Blue Mountain Community College, 4.6. (total on four) 1, Taylor Nahrgang, University of Montana, Western, 18.1. 2, Schaffer, 19.0. 3, Brent Sutton, South Dakota State University, 19.2. 4, Woodward, 19.9. 5, Jake Shaw, Missouri Valley College, 20.6. 7, Bradshaw, 23.1. 8, Sterling Lambert, Feather River College, 32.4. 

            Goat Tying: (final round) 1, Jordan Thurston, Gillette College,6.2 seconds. 2, Joey Painter, Black Hills State University, 6.3. 3, Hilary Bair, Utah Valley University, 6.4. 4, Toya Vogt, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 8.5. (total on four) 1, Thurston, 26.5. 2, Bailey Guthrie, Western Texas College, 26.9. 3, Bair, 27.3. 4 (tie), Mackenzie Pratt, Weber State University, and Painter, 27.6. 6, Lexie Rianda, Montana State University, 27.8. 7, Nikki Steffes, University of Wyoming, 28.0. 8, Bliss Bidwell, Feather River College, 28.1.

            Team Roping: (final round) 1, Chase and Chad Williams, Tarleton State University, 5.5 seconds. 2, Chance Kiehne and Michael Trujillo, Eastern New Mexico University, 5.8. 3, Rodee Walraven and Johnny Salvo, New Mexico State University, 6.3. 4, Jordan Steele, University of Wyoming and Dustin Smith, Gillette College, 6.4. (total on four) 1, Kiehne and Trujillo, 35.4 2, Williams and Williams, 37.5. 3, Walraven and Salvo, 38.1. 4, Zachary Kilgus, Hill College and Shiloh Seale, Texas A & M University, 76. (total on three) 5, Jordan Steele, University of Wyoming and Dustin Smith, Gillette College, 23.5. 6, Lane Taylor, Troy University and Brady Wilson, Missouri Valley College, 28.6. 7, Chance and Dahl Nichols, University of Wyoming, 30.5. 8, Colby Porch and Blake Baade, South Dakota State University, 32.2. 

            Barrel Racing: (final round) 1, Sydni Blanchard, Mesalands Community College, 14.16 seconds. 2, Lauren Cox, Texas A&M University, 14.26 seconds. 3, Rahel Teideman, South Dakota State University, 14.32 seconds. 4, Cassie Ward, Tarleton State University, 14.34 seconds. (total on four) 1, Blanchard 57.87. 2, Tiedeman, 57.98. 3, Jaymie Leach, University of Nevada—Las Vegas, 58.03. 4, Ward, 58.11. 5, Jordan Muncy, Panhandle State University, 58.20. 6, Cox, 58.39. 7, Kristin Wood, Central Arizona College, 58.45. 8, Lekelsi Dansie, Weber State University, 58.54. 

            Bull Riding: (final round – three qualified rides) 1, Jeffrey Askey, University of Tennessee-Martin, 88.5 points. 2, (tie) Trevor Kastner, Western Oklahoma State College, and Riggin Phillips, Hill College, 85 points each. 4, Harve Stewart, Tarleton State University, 84.5. (total on three ) 1, Askey, 248. 2, Phillips, 247. 3, Tag Elliott, College of Southern Idaho, 246.5. 4, Stewart, 244.5. 5, Kastner, 235.5. (on two) 6, Tyler Willis, Vernon College, 166.5. 7, Patrick Geipel, Vernon College, 164.5. 8, Laine Baze, Walla Walla Community College, 160.

            Men’s All-Around: 1 (tie), Caleb Smidt, Wharton County Junior College, and Jason Schaffer, Howard County Junior College, 265 points each. 3, Johnny Salvo, New Mexico State University, 205 points. 4, Nick Gutzwiler, Walla Walla Community College, 185 points.

            Women’s All-Around: 1, Jordan Muncy-Taton, Panhandle State University, 355 points. 2, Chelsea Moore, Gillette College, 310 points. 3, Jordan Thurston, Gillette College, 248.33. 4, Nikki Steffes, University of Wyoming, 185.

            Men’s Team: 1, Vernon College, 682.5 points. 2, Missouri Valley College, 585.33 points. 3, Tarleton State University, 564.5. 4, Central Wyoming College, 530.

            Women’s Team: 1, Gillette College, 558.33 points. 2, South Dakota State University, 375 points. 3, Panhandle State University, 355. 4, Western Texas College, 325.

 

 

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