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BHSU Rodeo Team ends fall season on a high note

The Black Hills State University rodeo team had their best finish this season at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison Stampede Rodeo held recently in Fargo, N.D. The men tied for first place and the women earned a second place finish.  Currently both the BHSU men’s and women’s teams are ranked second in the Great Plains Region, the top two teams will qualify for the national finals. Team members are: Back row, left to right: Mason Dietterle, Chuck Schmidt, Taylor Williams, Ty Manke, PJ Painter, Jake Smith, Cody Kingston, Kyle Albers, Zach Robinson,  and Curtis Robinson; middle row: Coach Glen Lammers, Tye Hale, Marvin Heesacker, AnnaMae Lang, Cheryl Cowan, Kacey Till, Krystal Marone, Jillian Gropper, and Mica Wade; front row: Jessica Painter, Assistant Coach Megan Steiger, Haley Anderson, Kayleen Searer, Lisa Bauer, Annie Goetschel, Amanda Nelson, Lacey Paper, and Amy Holmes.
The Black Hills State University rodeo team had their best finish this season at the North Dakota State University (NDSU) Bison Stampede Rodeo held recently in Fargo, N.D. The men tied for first place and the women earned a second place finish.

Currently both the BHSU men’s and women’s teams are ranked second in the Great Plains Region, the top two teams will qualify for the national finals.

At the NDSU Bison Stampede Rodeo Tyler Manke, business administration major from Hermosa, won the saddle bronc riding title with 142 points; Chuck Schmidt, history major from Keldron, finished fourth.

Jake Smith, business administration major from Whitewood, earned second place in bareback riding with a total of 140 points.
 Manke also earned a second place finish in the bull riding event with a score of 77.

Tye Hale, biology major from White Owl, won the first round in calf roping with a time of 9.3.

P.J. Painter, business administration major from Buffalo, won second place in the steer wrestling event with a total time of 10.1. Marvin Heesacker, business administration major from Gillette Wyo., was the winner of the long-round with a time of 4.6 and Hale tied for fourth place with a total time of 10.6.

Painter and Heesacker took second place in team roping with a time of 19.0. Taylor Williams, business administration major from Spearfish, earned fourth place in the average team roping event.

Jillian Gropper, business administration major from Spearfish, was awarded fifth place in barrel racing followed by teammate Krystal Marone, business administration major from Isabel, with a sixth place finish.

Amy Holmes, business administration major from Oregon, Wis., earned third place in breakaway roping with a total time of 7.1; and Lacey Paper, from Stanhope, Iowa, finished with sixth place.

Holmes took third place in goat tying with a total time of 13.3; Annie Goetschel, outdoor education major from Nerstrand, Minn., earned fourth with a time of 13.9; and Marone finished fifth with a total time of 14.4.

Manke earned third place in the all-around standings. His teammates Painter, Heesacker, and Hale finished fourth through sixth respectively.

In the women’s all-around standings Holmes earned second place followed by teammate Marone for the third place finish.

Check out the Rodeo Teams video highlights for the fall season.

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