**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
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.