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NMSU Rodeo team competes in fourth rodeo of the season

The New Mexico State University Rodeo team performed solidly at the Northland Pioneer National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo April 23-24 in Taylor, Ariz.

"This was not the best weekend for NMSU Rodeo, although we did have a couple of stand-out performances. But we are at home this weekend with the final rodeo of the season and we usually have a phenomenal rodeo when on our home turf," said Jim Dewey Brown, NMSU Rodeo coach.

The men's team tied with the host college for second place overall.

In the saddle bronc riding event, Cooper DeWitt, of Rio Rico, Ariz., won first.

Silver City, N.M., native Bryce Runyan won first in the tie-down roping. Johnny Salvo, of Horse Springs, N.M., placed third.

In the team roping, Donny DeForest, header, of Yuma, Ariz., and Tyler Findley, heeler, of Silver City, N.M., received third.

For the women's team, Carleigh Marr, of Belen, N.M., placed second.

The team will finish the season with a home rodeo April 30-May 1 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.