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Bulldog Men Claim MSU-Northern Rodeo Title In First Event, Women Finish Third In Both Rodeos

UMW Sports Press Release

The Montana Western rodeo team was back in the arena this weekend for a

four-day event in Havre, Mont. hosted by MSU-Northern. The Bulldog Men came out on top in

the first rodeo of the weekend. Gavin Knutson took the men’s all-around title after taking the top spot in bull riding and placing in both tie down roping and team roping.

The Bulldog men finished in second in the second MSU-Northern Rodeo, while the Bulldog

Women finished third in both events.

“Proud of how our kids competed this week. We had several individuals step up and put

themselves in good positions. We are excited and on to the next one,” Head Coach JT Robbins said.

Top Performers Rodeo #1

• Trevor Kay finished in first in bareback riding with a 136 in the average.

• Knutson was named men’s all-around for the first rodeo. He placed first in bull riding,

putting up 160 points in two rides. He placed fifth in tie down roping with a 9.5/1 and

fourth in team roping with a 22.1 with partner Cole Trexler.

• Tavy Leno placed first in goat tying after she claimed a 14.9 in the average.

• Jhet Murphy claimed first in team roping with a 12.4 with former Bulldog Ty

Christensen. He also placed second in steer wrestling in the average with an 8.5.

• Jake Deveraux placed third in tie down roping with a 24.6.

• Cade Costello took third in saddle bronc riding with an average of 103.

• Trexler claimed fourth in saddle bronc with an 81 in the average.

• Erin McGinley placed third after she recorded a 6.1 in the average for breakaway roping.

• Kylie Lund placed fifth in the average for breakaway roping with a 2.5/1.

• TaLyn Neville snagged seventh with a 2.7/1 in breakaway roping.

Top Performers Rodeo #2

• Kay took first in bareback riding with a 149 in the average score.

• Knutson claimed the top spot in tie down with a 20.0. He also took the win in bull riding

with an 83 in the average.

• Desi Coombs placed second in breakaway roping with a 4.4.

• Deveraux took fourth in the tight standings for tie down roping with a 21.6.

• Costello finished fourth in the average for saddle bronc with a 74/1.

• Leno placed sixth in goat tying with a 15.3.

• Braleigh Garrett placed seventh in breakaway roping with a 2.4/1.

Up Next

The Bulldogs return for the Montana Western home rodeo this week. Action begins on Friday

night with the first performance at 6 p.m. Saturday morning slack will kick off at 8:30 a.m. The

short-go will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. All events will be held at Harry Andrus Arena.

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