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New Mexico State University's men's and women's rodeo team ranks second in region

New Mexico State University's men's and women's rodeo teams now rank second in the Grand Canyon region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Cooper DeWitt ranks first in saddle bronc riding and fifth in men's all around. Bo Simpson and Johnny Bernard Salvo are ranked first and second respectively for tie-down roping. Olivia Train ranks second in breakaway roping and Staci Stanbrough ranks third in goat-tying.


At the rodeo at Central Arizona College held March 12, Tony Buckman placed first in the bareback competition, Victor Ugalde placed first in tie-down roping, Cooper DeWitt ranked first in saddle bronc riding and Stacy Stanbrough won third place in goat-tying. This helped NMSU finish in second place in the competition.

At the second rodeo at Central Arizona College held March 13, NMSU's women's team landed in second place with the help of Dixie Richards and Shancee Howell who placed second and third in goat-tying. The men's team finished in third place with the help of Cody Hendren and DeMarquis Tcherneschoff who won first and second place respectively in saddle bronc riding. Ethan Shelley and Victor Ugalde also helped the men's team by winning second and third place during the team roping competition.

Things went well for the teams at Cochise College in Douglas Ariz., where NMSU's men's and women's teams placed second, with the a solid performance by Tony Buckman in the bareback riding category and great performances by Dixie Richards and Brandi Pfiefer who placed second and third in breakaway roping. Bo Simpson placed first in the tie-down roping, with three other NMSU students rounding out the top six. Dixie Richards and Shancee Howell took turns winning their rounds during the goat-tying competition while Staci Stanbrough had the highest goat-tying average.