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Bulldog Rodeo Starts Spring Season Tonight

The University of Montana Western men's and women's rodeo teams will resume action this weekend at the Montana State Spring Rodeos.

After the winter break, the Bulldogs will get back in the saddle to compete in two rodeos this weekend at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds hosted by Montana State.

The men's team currently sits in second place in the Big Sky Region with 2,090.5 points. Montana State leads the region with 2,681 points and Northwest College is breathing down the Bulldogs neck with 1,942 points. The women's team is also in second place with 1,449.83 points, trailing the Montana State Bobcats who have 2,778.33 points.

Individually, several Bulldogs are in contention for the top three spots in the region and a trip to Casper Wyo. for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). Brody Smith leads the region in the Bareback Riding with 725 points and ninth in the team roping with teammate Jake Cerini at 120 points.

In the timed events, Ethan Stensrud sits sixth in the Tie-Down Roping with 181 points. Bryce Harrison is fifth in the Steer Wrestling (245.5 points). Alonzo Skunkcap is third in the Team Roping with 320 points. Also in the team roping, Wesley Parker and Kyler Erickson sit in eighth place with 133 points.

RylandLufkin is second in the Breakaway Roping with 326 points, sitting just a point and a half behind first. Mikayla Witter is fourth in the breakaway with 242 points. Emmy Ilgen is second in the Goat Tying with 438.5 points and Kaycee Rogers is in sixth with 192 points.

The first rodeo starts Thursday, April 8 with a 6 p.m. performance. Slack will take place on Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. with the short go later in the evening at 6 p.m.

The second rodeo gets underway Saturday, April 10 with a 10 a.m. slack followed by a 6 p.m. performance. The short go is slated for 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 11.

There are a limited number of tickets available for sale at the gate. For those unable to attend all performances and slacks will be live-streamed HERE.

Draw sheets and other links can be found HERE

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