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NMSU Rodeo team competes in third rodeo of the season

The New Mexico State University Rodeo team performed solidly at the Dine College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo Oct. 8-9 in Tsaile, Ariz.

The men's team placed first overall and the women's team placed second.

"We had a pretty good rodeo with a lot of great rides and runs for the most part. The teams are in good shape for the final rodeo of the fall in Las Cruces," said Jim Dewey Brown, NMSU Rodeo coach.

Trenten Montero, of Winnemucca, Nev., won first in the bareback riding event and placed second in saddlebronc riding. Teammate Cooper DeWitt, of Rio Rico, Ariz., received third in saddlebronc.

Johnny Salvo, of Horse Springs, N.M., won first in tie-down roping, with Clancy Wilkerson, of Sonoita, Ariz., receiving second.

The team of Wade Baize, header, of Anthony, N.M., and Cort Smith, heeler, of Caballo, N.M., placed second in team roping. Ethan Shelley, header, of Gila, N.M., and Cole Rogers, heeler, of Tularosa, N.M., received third.

Maricopa, Ariz., native Kelsey Early won first in both breakaway roping and goat tying.

Shiann Irwin, of Bosque Farms, N.M., placed second in barrel racing.

Early was named the women's all-around champion for the rodeo.

The team will finish the season with a home rodeo Oct. 29-30 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.