MVC Rodeo Teams Perform Friday at CNFR

Posted June 21, 2014

Marshall, Mo. (June 21, 2014)- The Missouri Valley College men’s and women’s rodeo teams continued performing at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., Friday evening.

On the men’s side, Sophomore Dalton Kingery (Monroe, Iowa) maintained his third place standing in saddle bronc riding, but dropped to No. 30 in bareback riding. In steer wrestling Freshman JD Struxness (Appleton, Minn.) sits at No. 13 while Freshman Fenton Nelson (Iowa City, Iowa) comes in at No. 41. MVC Sophomore Travis Smith sits in a tie for No. 9 in bull riding with Sophomore Coleman Rude (Silver Lake, Ind.) sitting at No. 18. In team roping Senior Ben Runyon (Tallula, Ill.) is No. 19.

For the MVC women’s rodeo team Junior Kacey Struxness (Appleton, Minn.) is No. 9 and Junior Twyla Reid (Albion, Ill.) is No. 29 in breakaway roping.

In the team standings the men’s rodeo team dropped to No. 12 while the women’s team sits at No. 31.

The College National Finals Rodeo wraps up Saturday evening at the Casper Events Center with the championship round.

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