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Painter siblings win all-around titles for BHSU Yellow Jacket Rodeo Team

The Painter siblings from the Black Hills State University rodeo team won all-around titles in Iowa rodeos this past weekend. The first rodeo was held at Iowa Central Community College in Dayton, followed by the Iowa State University Cyclone Stampede in Ames.

PJ Painter, senior business administration major from Buffalo, took home the All-Around title at Iowa Central’s rodeo. He won the tie-down roping and placed fifth in steer wrestling.
Joey Painter, freshman business administration major from Buffalo, received All-Around honors at the Cyclone Stampede. She won the goat tying event, placed third in the first round of the team roping and placed fifth in the short round of the barrels.

Other Yellow Jackets placing at the Iowa Central Rodeo were Halie Sundermann , freshman education major from Baltic, winning the goat tying; Lacey Paper, junior pre-chiropractic major from Stanhope, Iowa, placing third in barrels; Jordyn Johnson, freshman pre-occupational therapy major from Sturgis; placing fifth in breakaway roping, and Kyle Albers, freshman education major from Harford placing fifth in the tie-down roping.

Team members earning points at the Cyclone Stampede were Taylor Shoemaker, freshman education major from Faith, winning the breakaway; Tye Hale, sophomore pre-agriculture major from White Owl, and Taylor Williams, sophomore business administration major from Volborg, Mont., winning the team roping; Albers placing fourth in the steer wrestling; Cheryl Cowan, senior biology major from Turner, Mont., winning the first round of the barrels; Johnson placing second in the first round of barrels; Paper placing third in barrels; Raesha Ray, freshman biology major from Pagosa Springs, Colo., and Newley Kartak, junior mass communication major from Colome, placing fifth in the first round of the team roping; and PJ Painter placing sixth in the team roping. Both the men and women’s team finished up second. The men’s team had 380 points behind Iowa Central with 680. The women’s team ended up with 310 points behind Dickinson State with 340 points.
The conditions for these rodeos were plagued with rain and cold temperatures. “I was very impressed how strong our team finished the final rodeo of the weekend, considering the student athletes had to fight through muddy arena conditions for four days straight,” said Coach Glen Lammers.

The Yellow Jackets will travel next to Fargo, N.D. for the NDSU Bison Stampede Oct. 16-18.

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