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NMSU men's rodeo takes first place in fall season opener, ranked first in region

The New Mexico State University rodeo team started the fall 2013 season off strong when the men's team took home numerous individual wins. The men's team also placed first in the region, after the season opener held in Tsaile, Ariz.

"NMSU Rodeo did well all around, bringing home multiple championships," said Jim Brown, NMSU rodeo coach. "I am pleased with this year's team and feel we will be at the top of our game in many events."

During the two-day rodeo, NMSU held top spots in bareback riding, breakaway roping, tie-down roping, saddlebroncs, steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing and team roping.

The men did well both days in bareback riding; Trenten Montero took home first place overall. Justin Harrell took first and second place in saddlebroncs over the weekend.

In steer wrestling, Tyke Kipp took first place and Ethan Shelley took third on the first day and on the second day, Shelley took first and Colt Capurro took home second. Shelley took home first place overall.

The men also did well in team roping, Cody Mirabal and Reno Eddy both took second place and on the second day Pacen Marez and Trey Blackmore took first, Omar Ramirez and Ty Anderson took home second. Marez and Blackmore ranked second overall.

Other wins for the men include Channing Moore who place fourth overall in bull riding, and Ty Anderson who took second overall in tie-down roping.

The women also did well over the weekend and held all the top spots in breakaway. Bailey Bates took first, Brandi Pfeifer took second and Nicole Sweazea took third and forth on the first day. Olivia Train took home first place on the second day and ranked third overall. Jenna Suazo placed third in barrel racing on the first day.

The next competition for the NMSU rodeo teams will be Sept. 27-28 in Tsaile, Ariz.