**For Immediate Release**
Women Take Second in First Fall Rodeo
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 10-10-05
by Laura Dahl
The first National Intercollegiate Rodeo
Association fall rodeo in the Central Plains Region was
held this past weekend, October 7-9. The women of Oklahoma
Panhandle State University took second place with a great
effort in the goat tying.
Kelly Koeppen won the first go in the goat tying with
a 7.8 second time and ended up splitting third and fourth
in the average. In the same event, Brandi Guttmorson won
the short round with a 7.8 and took first in the average.
Chancy Harrington also made the short go in that event.
The men had a good showing in the bareback riding. Taos
Muncy split second and third in the first round with a
73 point ride, split fifth and sixth in the second go and
split fourth and fifth in the average with teammate Logan
Hodson who took second in the short round. Brian Leddy
also made the short round in the bareback.
Chance Hays took third in the short round and third in
the average of the calf roping. Jason Mansor made the short
round in the bull riding, while Weston Ireland and Trell
Etbauer both made the short go of the saddle bronc. Andrew
Cowan and Taos Muncy also made the short round of the team
Coach Craig Latham said, “I was tickled, but we
just didn’t go all the way this weekend. If we can
get off the ground this fall, I think we can do something
with the women’s team. Even though there are only
seven team members, they are all great athletes and competitors.”
The OPSU Rodeo Team will carry on
its winning tradition this weekend at Northeastern Oklahoma
A&M at Miami.