The Fort Hays State University rodeo team dusted off their boots and hats for one last showing this fall at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University N.I.R.A. rodeo, Nov. 9-11.
Brooke Inlow, Oakley junior, won the Women's All Around title as well as the goat tying championship and led the Tiger women's team to a third place finish. She was second in the long round of the goat tying and first in the short round to lead to the title. She also qualified for the short round in the breakaway calf roping, but missed her calf.
Katie Reimler, Manhattan junior, and Kayla Watts, Ottawa freshman, also qualified for the short round in the breakaway calf roping. They were in a ninth- through 14th-place tie in the long round. Reimler missed her calf, but Watts roped fast enough for a sixth-place finish in the round, which was also good enough for sixth place in the rodeo.
The men's team was fifth in the rodeo. Logan Glaze, Oberlin sophomore, and Chase Warne, Mankato junior, were fifth in the long round of the team roping. They roped their steer for a second-place finish in the short round, which earned them second place in the average. Travis Camac, Augusta junior, qualified for the short go with seventh place in the steer wrestling. His sixth-place finish in the short round gave him seventh in the average.
As the fall season ended, the FHSU rodeo team has several members in the regional standings. In the goat tying event, Inlow is first and Jenna Rolland, Hays freshman, is third. In the team roping heeler standing, Chris Sherman, Brule, Neb., junior, is first and Warne is fifth. The team roping header, Glaze is also sitting in fifth. The breakaway roping standings include Haley Hazen, Protection junior is 10th, and Watts and Randi Massy, Kingman freshman, are tied for 20th. Camac is 15th in steer wrestling.
At the end of the spring season the top two teams and the top three individuals from each event will qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June.
"This is one of the toughest regions in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association," said Dr. Garry Brower, rodeo coach. "But the team has set itself in good standing to head into the spring season."
Other members of the rodeo team are listed by hometown, classification and events:
CIMARRON: Tanner Nolan, senior, saddle bronc riding.
COURTLAND: Derek Stewart, junior, steer wrestling and team roping.
EL DORADO: Kristina Roberts, junior, breakaway roping.
INDIANOLA, Neb.: Lance Manker, senior, saddle bronc riding.
LOVELAND, Colo.: Alan Nicklos, junior, team roping
McPHERSON: Brad Goering, junior, saddle bronc riding.
PRATT: Casey Garten, senior, team roping.
SPIVEY: Travis Timesch, junior, saddle bronc riding and team roping.