Rodeo rides well at first fall event

Preseason high hopes helped UVU Rodeo dominate it’s first event of season The Rodeo team couldn’t have asked for a better beginning to their season in Cedar City on Sept.10-11. The team entered the season with high hopes, and those hopes were only magnified after their stellar performance at the Southern Utah University Hosted Rodeo. This rodeo was also the first time they were able to see the other competition within the region. UVU dominated this opening rodeo by racking up an impressive score of 940 points; almost 200 points more than the second placed school, the College of Southern Idaho, who came in at 775. The team earns points  by selecting six riders that will be their “points team”. When these riders place in an event, the team earns points. UVU has the luxury of having around 10 riders that they could choose from who consistently collect points. Some standouts from the rodeo were Brock Winn, splitting the Bronc Riding title, Chris Roundy who won the Bull Riding event and Afton Caldwell won the steer wrestling event. On the women’s side, Jade Lyons took seventh in Breakaway Roping and second the Barrel Racing, which are exclusively female events. “The only event we didn’t place in [on the men’s side] was bareback, and that’s because we had no entry for that this time,” said Coach Shane Draper. What draws...

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