Viking Rodeo Program Set to Begin Second Half of Season

Posted February 20, 2014

Media Relations Contact:

Andy Pulverenti, sports information director, (660) 831-4230,




Marshall, Mo. (February 20, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College rodeo program will begin the second half of its 2013-2014 season today at the Cossatot Community College rodeo in Texarkana, Ark., which lasts through Saturday  The Vikings head into the final competitions of the season with members of its team highly rated in individual events.


The Missouri Valley College men’s team sits atop the Ozark Region standings by nearly one hundred points, ahead of the University of Tennessee-Martin. Leading the team is Sophomore Dalton Kingery (Monroe, Iowa) who is first in the men’s all-around, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding. Sophomore Coleman Rude (Silver Lake, Ind.) is first in the bull riding category while Freshman Fenton Nelsen (Iowa Falls, Iowa) and Senior Hunter Lewis (Elkins, Ark.) are first and third respectively in steer wrestling.


The women’s rodeo team is currently No. 4 overall in the region. Junior Kacey Struxness (Milan, Minn.) and Freshman Morgan Patton (Dalton, Ga.) currently hold the second and third ranks in breakaway roping. Struxness is also No.6 the goat tying competition.


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About Missouri Valley College

Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 40 academic programs, study abroad program, honors program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, and some new majors are ag-business, nursing, graphic design, and health information systems (associate degree). Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit

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