SWOSU Rodeo teams finish well in Durant

Photo by Dale Hirschman, courtesy SWOSU Sports Info.

From SWOSU Sports
Doug Self, Sports Information Director

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DURANT – Both SWOSU Rodeo teams brought home top-five finishes from the Southeastern Oklahoma State NIRA Rodeo in Durant over the weekend. The Bulldogs women’s team finished third at the rodeo while the men’s team took fourth.

SWOSU’s Women’s team placed behind the rodeo host, Southeastern Oklahoma State and Western Oklahoma but totaled 185 points to take third. The Dawgs did their damage in goat tying and barrel racing, with Mikayla Harrison (second) and Paige Wiseman (fourth) placing high in the average of goat tying and Stacey Bailey taking sixth in the average of barrels.

The Men’s team was led by Kyle Hay, who finished second in the average of tie down roping and Nick Shenold, who split first and second in the average of saddle bronc with rides of 71 and 77 points. Just behind Shenold was Nat Stratton, who won the long round with 77 points and finished fourth in the average. Alex Phelps had a strong showing in steer wrestling by taking fourth in the average.

Bulldog Rodeo now has one week off before competing on back-to-back weekends to wrap up the fall portion of their schedule. The next event is on October 20-22 in Stillwater at the fall rodeo hosted by Oklahoma State.

Southeastern NIRA Rodeo
October 6-8, 2016
Durant, Okla. (Durant Riding Club)
Final Results

Women’s Team
Western Oklahoma-260
Northwestern Oklahoma State-120
Garden City CC-100
Panhandle State-85

Men’s Team
Panhandle State-550
Western Oklahoma-370
Ft Scott-330

Tie Down
Kyle Hay – 11.1sec, 5/6th; 10.7 sec, 2nd; 2nd in avg.

Steer Wrestling 
Alex Phelps – 5.3sec, 3rd; 5.7sec, 5th; 4th in avg.

Saddle Bronc
Nick Shenold  – 71pts, 3rd; 77pts, 1st; 1/2in avg.
Nat Stratton – 77pts, 1st; 57pts; 4th in avg. 

Goat Tying
Mikayla Harrison – 7.3sec, 2nd; Short go 8.3 sec, 5th; 2nd in avg. 
Paige Wiseman – 8.3sec, 8th; 8.0, 3/4; 4th in avg. 
Jacey Masters – 8.7sec, 10/11/12th; 9.5sec.

Barrel Racing 
Stacey Bailey – 16.68, 2nd; 21.54, 6th; 6th in avg. 
Rachel Pozzi 17.12, 9th; 21.63.

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