FHSU rodeo team competes at Pratt
10/12/2006

Tiger rodeoers of Fort Hays State University were on the road from Oct. 6-8 for the Pratt Community College N.I.R.A. rodeo.

The women's team had a strong showing and a fourth place finish. They were led by Jenna Rolland, Hays freshman, who swept the goat tying event, winning the long round and then tying the fastest time of the rodeo to win the short round and the average title. Rolland also competed in barrel racing.

Haley Hazen, Protection senior, who also competed in the team roping, roped her calf for a fourth-place tie in the long round of the breakaway roping. She then came back on Sunday to place fourth in the round and fourth in the average. Randi Massey, Kingman freshman, who went into the short round in a three-way tie for 10th, finished fifth in the round and seventh for the rodeo. Massey also competed in goat tying and barrel racing.

"The women's team had another strong outing," said Dr. Gary Brower, rodeo coach. "If we can get our game plans to come together at the same time, we can be a competitor for the college finals."

Chris Sherman, Brule, Neb. junior, and Ben Robinson, Colby Community College, continued their success in the team roping. They won first in the long round and roped their steer in the short round. They would have won the rodeo, but they were disqualified for an illegal head catch. Sherman also competed in the tie-down roping.

Travis Thimesch, Spivey junior, who also competes in team roping, made a qualified ride in the long round to make it to the short round in 10th place. He placed ninth in the short round and 10th in the average.

Other members of the rodeo team are listed by hometown, classification and events.

AUGUSTA: Travis Camac, junior, tie-down roping and steer wrestling.
CIMARRON: Tanner Nolan, senior, saddle bronc riding.
COURTLAND: Derek Stewart, junior, steer wrestling and team roping.
CUBA: Chase Warne, junior, team roping.
EL DORADO: Kristina Roberts, junior, breakaway roping.
INDIANOLA, Neb.: Lance Manker, senior, saddle bronc riding.
MANHATTAN: Katie Reimler, junior, barrel racing, breakaway roping and goat tying.
McPHERSON: Brad Goering, junior, saddle bronc riding.
OAKLEY: Brooke Inlow, junior, barrel racing, breakaway roping, goat tying.
OBERLIN: Logan Glaze, junior, tie-down roping and team roping.
OTTAWA: Kayla Watts, freshman, breakaway roping, goat tying.
PRATT: Casey Garten, senior, team roping.


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