Tim O’Connell three for three at College National Finals Rodeo

 

O’Connell three for three at College National Finals Rodeo

 

 

            CASPER, Wyo. --- Missouri Valley College took the lead in the men’s team standings at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) on Friday night and it was largely in part to a very talented bareback rider.

            Tim O’Connell, who just graduated with a public relations degree has won all three preliminary rounds of bareback riding. His third round ride in the Casper Events Center was on Friday night and is the highest score at the rodeo so far. He was 84.5 points on Frontier Rodeo’s Cash Deal. O’Connell has taken command of the overall standings and is a favorite to win the national championship. He has a total of 248.5 points on three head. Second place is Neil Williams, III from Casper College who is 23 points behind O’Connell with a total of 225.5.

            Rusty Wright also came one step closer to accomplishing his goal of having a family member win the saddle bronc riding at the CNFR three years in a row. Wright finished second in the third round with a 77-point effort on Harry Vold Rodeo’s Shimmy Valley. He leads the overall standings with 223 and has a slim five point margin over Panhandle State University’s Clay Elliott. Wright’s uncle Spencer Wright was the saddle bronc riding champion in 2013. Last year, it was CoBurn Bradshaw that won the title. Bradshaw is married to Rusty Wright’s aunt.

            After three nights of bulls dominating the action, the bull riders finally got some scores. There were five rides here Friday night and they were the only successful rides in round three. Travis Smith also helped the Missouri Valley College team with a 77 point ride on JK Rodeo’s Venom. Josh Davison from New Mexico State University finished second with a 75.5. The Frost brothers, Joe and Josh, got third and fourth place for Panhandle State University. The final rider of the night was Neil Williams, III, from Casper College.

            The final performance of the CNFR begins Saturday night at 7 p.m. where national champions in all of the events will be crowned. Additionally, the men’s and women’s team, all-around and rookies will be announced.

 

CASPER, Wyo.--The following are current leaders from the College National Finals Rodeo after the fourth performance, June 19, 2015, courtesy of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Complete results are available at www.cnfr.com.

 

            Bareback Riding:  (third round) 1, Tim O’Connell, Missouri Valley College, 84.5 points. 2, Wyatt Bloom, Montana State University, 77.5. 3, Kody Lamb, Tarleton State University, 77.0. 4, (tie) Jesse Nelson, Northwest College, and Dantan Bertsch, Casper College, 76 each. 6, Wyatt Denny, Panola Junior College, 75.5. 7, (tie) Colton Onyett, Colorado Northwest Community College; Dustin Jackson, Sam Houston State University; Clayton Biglow, Feather River College; and Shane O’Connell, Western Texas College, 75 each. (total on three) 1, Tim O’Connell, Missouri Valley College, 248.5. 2, Neil Williams, III, Casper College, 225.5. 3, (tie) Devan Reilly, Tarleton State University; Justin Pollmiller, Southwestern Oklahoma State University; and Jamie Howlett, Western Texas College; 221.5 each. 6, Colton Onyett, Colorado Northwest Community College, 220. 7, Kody Lamb, Tarleton State University, 219.5. 8, Dustin Jackson, Sam Houston State University, 217.5. 9, Shane O’Connell, Western Texas College, 215. 10, Dantan Bertsch, Casper College, 214.5. 11, Wyatt Bloom, Montana State University, 213.5. 12, Wyatt Denny, Panola Junior College, 212.5.  

 

            Tie-Down Roping: (third round) 1, Blane Cox, Hill College, 7.4 seconds. 2, Garrison Cannon, Dixie College, 7.9. 3, Clark Adcock, University of Tennessee – Martin, 9.3. 4, Landon Williams, Tarleton State University, 9.4. 5, Jared Parke, Blue Mountain Community College, 9.5. 6, Taylor Santos-Karney, Cal Poly State University – San Luis Obispo, 9.7. 7, Joshua Walker, Western Texas College, 9.8. 8, Scooter Scarborough, University of West Alabama, 10.2. (total on three) 1, Landon Wlliams, Tarleton State University, 29.1. 2, Joshua Walker, Western Texas College, 30.7. 3, Jared Parke, Blue Mountain Community College, 30.8. 4, Tyler Forsberg, Fresno State University, 32.5. 5, (tie) Clark Adcock, University of Tennessee – Martin; Keaton Schaeffer, Central Arizona College;  and Bobby Abernathy, McNeese State University, 33.6 each. 8, Tylen Layton, Northeast Oklahoma A & M, 34.6. 9, Zane Not Afraid, Montana State University, 35.1. 10, Tyler Wadsworth, Utah State University, 38.5. 11, Sheldon Church, New Mexico State University, 40.2. 12, Colton Farquer, Cal Poly State University – San Luis Obispo, 41.9. 

 

Steer wrestling: (third round) 1, Kane Cartwright, University of Montana – Western, 4.1 seconds. 2, Jared Parke, Blue Mountain Community College, 4.6. Benjamin Cox, Southern Arkansas University, 5.0 seconds. 4, Cameron Morman, Dickinson State University, 5.2. 5, Jacob Edler, Western Oklahoma State College, 5.3. 6, Jake Fulton, Casper College, 5.5. 7, Tucker Wright, Walla Walla Community College, 5.9. 9, Jace Melvin, Tarleton State University, 6.2. (total on three) 1, Jacob Edler, Western Oklahoma State College, 16.0. 2, Cameron Morman, Dickinson State University, 20.4. 3, Jace Lane, Tarleton State University, 21.9. 4, Coledon Harmon, Weatherford College, 23.2. 5, Jared Parke, Blue Mountain Community College, 23.3. 6, Newt Novich, University of Montana – Western, 25.4. 7, Cade Goodman, Wharton County Junior College, 26.3. 8, Eric Knapp, Treasure Valley Community College, 26.4. 9, Benjamin Cox, Southern Arkansas University, 28.1. 10, Jesse Brown, Montana State University, 31.0. 11, Cody Wadsworth, Utah State University, 31.4. (on two) 12, Tucker Wright, Walla Walla Community College 11.4.

                                                                                                                                 

Breakaway Roping: (third round) 1, (tie)  Kiley Streeter, Walla Walla Community College; Lauren Bane, Tarleton State University; and Lacey Camp, Casper College; 2.0 seconds each.4, Kirsten Smith, McNeese State University, 2.1. 5, Ryanne Tracy, Montana State University, 2.2. 6, Betty Pack, Mesalands Community College, 2.3. 7, Taylor Engesser, Gillette College, 2.5. 8, McKenzie Hale, Fresno State University, 2.6. (total on three) 1, Kirbie Crouse, Missouri Valley College, 8.1. 2, (tie) Kimberlyn Fitch, Idaho State University and Tamara Tunink, Western Texas College, 9.1. 4, KeAnn Kelber, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 9.5. 5, Ceri McCaffery, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 10.3. 6, Randi Buchanan, Panhandle State University, 10.7. 7, Breanna Ellis, Missouri Valley College, 11.5. 8, Haley Brown, South Dakota State University, 13.3. 9, Zoe Billings, New Mexico State University, 19.0. 10, Janey Reeves, Cochise College, 20.2. 11, Chelsey Bushnell Feather River College, 20.4. 12, Bailey Bartlome, College of Southern Idaho, 20.6.

 

            Saddle Bronc Riding:  (third round) 1, Clay Elliott, Panhandle State University, 78.5 points. 2, Rusty Wright, College of Southern Idaho, 77. 3, Kendall Green, Montana State University, 76.5. 4, Brady Dinwoodie, University of Wyoming, 73.. 5, (tie) Hawkins Boyce, Odessa College, and Shade Etbauer, Panhandle State University, 70.5 each. 7, Cody Miller, South Dakota State University, 69.5. 8, Josh Davison, New Mexico State University, 68. (total on three) 1, Rusty Wright, College of Southern Idaho, 223. 2, Clay Elliott, Panhandle State University, 218.. 3, Kendall Green, Montana State University, 210. 4, Shade Etbauer, Panhandle State University, 207. 5, Jace Lane, Tarleton State University, 199.5. 6, Brady Dinwoodie, University of Wyoming, 198.5. (on two) 7, Hawkins Boyce, Odessa College, 139.5. 8, Quincy Crum, Feather River College, 132.5. 9, Cash Robinson, Feather River Colege, 130. 10, Dalton Davis, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 129.5. 11, Cole Hatfield, Hill College, 128. 12, Justin Lawrence, Fresno State University, 127.5.

           

            Team Roping: (third round) 1, Casey Tew, Weatherford College, and Landon Williams, Tarleton State University, 4.7 seconds. 2, Twister Vinson, Western Texas College and Devin Wigemyr, New Mexico Junior College, 4.8. 3, Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming and Trey Yates, Eastern Wyoming College, 5.1. 4, Brody Braden and Tanner Caudle, University of Arkansas – Cossatot, 5.5. 5, Lane Lowry, Cuesta College, and Tyler Forsberg, Fresno State University, 5.6. 6, (tie) Ryan Wright, Tarleton State University and Levi Lord, Eastern New Mexico University; and Hunter Munsell and Douglas Rich, Western Oklahoma State College, 6.0; 8, Kolton Schmidt, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and Sawyer Barham, Coffeyville College; 6.2. (total on three) 1, Kolton Schmidt, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Sawyer Barham, Coffeyville, College, 18.0. 2, Forest Fisher, Hill College and Trace Porter, McNeese State University, 18.7. 3, Hunter Munsell and Douglas Rich, Western Oklahoma State College, 18.8. 4, Casey Tew, Weatherford College and Landon Williams, Tarleton State University, 22.2. 5, Clay Crozier, Southern Utah University and Brody Adams, Colorado Northwest Community College, 23.9. 6,  Pedro Egurrola and Steven Gaona, Central Arizona College, 26.4. 7, Tristan Ruffoni, and Dalton Pearce, Cuesta College, 28.2. (on two) 8, Clark Adcock and Lane Mitchell, University of Tennessee – Martin, 12.1.9, Kane Cartwright and Holden Garrison, University of Montana Western, 13.9. 10, Treg Schaack, Northeastern Junior College and Seth Andersen, Gillette College, 14.7. 11, Cody Mirabal and Reno Eddy, New Mexico State University, 15.0. 12, Twister Vinson, Western Texas College and Devin Wigemyr, New Mexico Junior College, 15.2.

 

Goat Tying: (third round) 1, Hayden Todd, Eastern New Mexico University, 6.2 seconds. 2, (tie) Shelby Freed, Idaho State University and Loni Pearce, Southern Arkansas University, 6.3 each. 4, (tie) Lauren Barnes, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and Lauren Bane, Tarleton State University, 6.4. 6, (tie) Courtney Wood, Feather River College; Bobbi Grann, Dickinson State University; Macy Fuller, Central Arizona College; 6.5. (total on three) 1, Loni Pearce, Southern Arkansas University, 19.4. 2, Lauren Barnes, Northwestern Oklahoma State University, 19.7. 3, Kirsten Smith, McNeese State University, 19.8. 4, Bobby Grann, Dickinson State University, 20.0. 5, Macy Fuller, Central Arizona College, 20.2. 6, K.L. Spratt, Sam Houston State University, 20.3. 7, Callie Stanhouse, Three Rivers College, 20.5. 8, (tie) Shelby Freed, Idaho State University, and Teddi Schwagler, Dickinson State University, 20.6. 10, Courtney Wood, Feather River College, 20.8. 11, Baili Collins, Tarleton State University, 21.2. 12, Sadie Gjermundson, Dickinson State University, 21.3.

 

Barrel Racing: (third round) 1, Hayden Todd, Eastern New Mexico University, 13.74. 2, Shelby Herrmann, Tarleton State University, 13.75. 3, Randi Buchanan, Panhandle State University, 13.82. 4, Danyelle Williams, Blue Mountain Community College, 13.88. 5, Shelby Freed, Idaho State University, 13.91. 6, (tie) Kristi Steffes, Gillette College, and Kortney Cleveland, Eastern New Mexico University, 13.93 each. 8, Dacia Horne, University of Tennessee – Martin, 13.94.  (total on three) 1, Callahan Crossley, Blue Mountain Community College, 42.28. 2, Dacia Horne, University of Tennessee – Martin, 42.38. 3, (tie) Shelby Herrmann, Tarleton State University, and Danyelle Williams, Blue Mountain Community College, 42.39. 5, Billie Holman, Fresno State University, 42.40. 6, Randi Buchanan, Panhandle State University, 42.55. 7, Kortney Cleveland, Eastern New Mexico University, 42.71. 8, Georgia Diez, Cochise College, 42.72. 9, Lexus Kelsh, Nebraska College of Technical Agrictulture, 42.76. 10, Hailey Kinsel, Texas A & M University, 42.93. 11, Jessica Lewis, Blue Mountain Community College, 42.98. 12, Taylor Engesser, Gillette College, 43.0.

 

            Bull Riding: (third round) 1, Travis Smith, Missouri Valley College, 77.0 points. 2, Josh Davison, New Mexico State University, 75.5. 3, Josh Frost, Panhandle State University, 73.5. 4, Joe Frost, Panhandle State University. 72.5. 5, Neil Williams, III, Casper College, 68.5. (total on two) 1, Gray Essary, Ranger College, 151. 2, Trasen Jones, College of Southern Idaho, 150.5. 3, Josh Frost, Panhandle State University, 140. 4, Joe Frost, Panhandle State University, 138. (on one) 5, Travis Smith, Missouri Valley College, 77. 6, Winston Cheek, Eastern Mississippi Community College, 76.5. 7, Josh Davison, New Mexico State University, 75.5. 8, (tie) Bryan Carter, Oregon State University and Drew Antone, Casper College, 71.5 each. 10, Ryan Knutson, South Dakota State University, 71. 11, Tyler Stueve, Colorado Northwest Community College, 69. 12, Neil Williams, III, Casper College, 68.5.

 

            Men’s All-Around: 1, Landon Williams, Tarleton State University, 260 points. 2, Clark Adcock, University of Tennessee – Martin, 165 points. 3, Jared Parke, Blue Mountain Community College, 155. 4, Neil Williams, III, Casper College, 130.

 

            Women’s All-Around: 1, Hayden Todd, Eastern New Mexico State University, 265. 2, Macy Fuller, Central Arizona College, 158.33. 3, Kirsten Smith, McNeese State University, 150. 4, Lauren Bane, Tarleton State University 115.

 

            Men’s Team: 1, (tie) Missouri Valley College, and Panhandle State University, 435 each. 3, Tarleton State University, 420. 4, College of Southern Idaho, 395.

 

            Women’s Team: 1, Eastern New Mexico State University, 290. 2, McNeese State University, 285. 3, Central Arizona College, 233.33. 4, Blue Mountain Community College, 220.