Viking Rodeo Competes at the Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo

Posted March 10, 2014

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




Marshall, Mo. (March 10, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College rodeo teams competed at the Arkansas-Monticello rodeo over the weekend. The men’s team finished in second place, while the women’s team placed No. 7 at the rodeo.


On the men’s side the Vikings were led by Freshman Cody Crim (Wagener, S.C.) who placed No. 1 in the saddle bronc riding competition and Sophomore Travis Smith (West Plains, Mo.) who placed No. 1 in bull riding. Also, in steer wrestling, Freshman JD Struxness (Milan, Minn.) placed second and Junior Caleb Buchanan (High Springs, Fla.) took third. Sophomore Dalton Kingery (Monroe, Iowa) placed third in bareback riding.


On the women’s side, Junior Kacey Struxness (Milan, Mo.) placed No. 2 in the goat tying competition.


The Viking men’s rodeo team falls into second place in the Ozark Region team standings behind the University of Tennessee-Martin.  The women’s team drops to fifth place in the team standings.


The next competition for the MVC rodeo program will be the East Mississippi Community College rodeo in West Point, Miss., March 27-29


About Missouri Valley College

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