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Laura Dahl, Director
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**For Immediate Release**
Fort Scott Rodeo Results
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 03-13-2006
by Laura Dahl

Fort Scott, Kan. - The Oklahoma Panhandle State University rodeo competed at the Fort Scott Community College rodeo this past weekend in Fort Scott, Kans. According to OPSU Coach Craig Latham, “We had a good long round, but not a good short one. We’ll be busy getting ready for our own Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo plus putting in a lot of practice hours. It’s the only way we’re going to improve.”

Neither the men’s nor the women’s teams placed in the top three spots, but several individuals contributed team points. Logan Hodson, an equine science major from Telkwa, B.C., Canada, made the short round in four events. In aggregate scoring, he placed third in bull riding, fourth in bareback and fifth in saddle bronc. His no time in the short go of the steer wrestling left him out of the average in that event.

Saddle bronc riding remains one of OPSU’s strong events. In addition to Hodson’s performance, Will Payne, an animal science major from nearby Beaver, took first place in the short round with an 81 point ride and tied for third in the average. Winston Kusler from Havre, Mont. and Trell Etbauer of Goodwell also made the short go in that event. Jason Mansor of Logandale, Nev. also made the short round of the bareback riding.

Tyrel Turner, 2006 College National Finals Steer Wrestling Co-Champion, placed first in the short round of the steer wrestling and won second in the aggregate scoring. His Co-Champion and teammate Etbauer tied for third in the long go and took sixth in the average. In addition, Turner competed in the short go of the calf roping.

In the breakaway roping, Haley Keenan, another Canadian from Vernon, B.C., scored third in the short round and third in the average, while teammate Brandi Guttormson, an accounting major from Sawyer, N. D., placed sixth in the short go and sixth in the average. Chancy Harrington split fourth and fifth in the long round of the goat tying and placed eighth in the aggregate.

The next Central Plains Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association is OPSU’s Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo set for March 30-April 1. A great family event, more details will be coming soon about performance times and special events.




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