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**For Immediate Release**
Men Tie for First Place
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 04-10-2006

Goodwell, Okla.- Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s men’s rodeo team tied for first place in Weatherford, Okla. over the weekend at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University rodeo. The men split the honor with Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and OPSU continues to hold second place in the Central Plains Region standings of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

In the saddle bronc riding, Taos Muncy, Jordan Furnish, and Trell Etbauer placed third, fourth and fifth respectively in the long round. Of the three, Etbauer scored a 74 point ride in the championship round in which there were only three qualified rides. That put him second in the go and second in the aggregate scoring. Weston Ireland also made the short go in that event.

The bareback riding was competitive with 12 cowboys making the final round. OPSU’s Logan Hodson placed second in the long round, tied for seventh in the short go, and tied for fifth in the average. Taos Muncy also made the championship round, but did not make a qualified ride.

Tyrel Turner split second in the championship round of the steer wrestling and placed fourth in the average. Etbauer placed fifth in the average of that event. In the tie-down roping, Chance Hays placed fifth in the long round, and team ropers Andrew Cowan and Muncy made the championship round.

On the women’s team, Chancy Harrington made the short go where she placed third, and she placed fourth in the aggregate scoring.

The team has a week off to prepare for the Fort Hays State Rodeo at Fort Hays, Kan. which will be held April 21-23. The final spring rodeo in Durant, Okla., at Southeastern State is planned for April 27-29, and College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) qualifiers will be announced following that event. Watch for the OPSU Rodeo Team to carry on their winning tradition at CNFR in Casper, Wyo., in June!

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