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Tavy Leno Wins Women’s All Around In Miles City

Lindsey Branch, UMW Sports Information

MILES CITY, Mont. — The Montana Western men's and women's rodeo teams traveled out to compete in the Miles Community College Rodeo over the past four days.

Despite struggling in the first rodeo of the weekend, the Bulldogs found their footing and placed numerous athletes in the short-go this morning.

Tavy Leno won the women's all-around buckle this afternoon and pushed the Bulldog women to a first-place finish in the second rodeo. She took the top spot in breakaway roping and finished second in goat tying.

Today's win for the women's team is the first since last season's win in Cody, Wyo.

Top Performers Rodeo #1

  • Jhet Murphy came in second in team roping as a header with a time of 19.2.

  • After recording a combined 20.6, Cooper Pavkov and Luke Murphy placed third in team roping.

  • Trevor Kay finished third in scoring for bareback riding after she finished with a 70 in one ride.

  • Tavy Leno placed third in goat tying after she recorded a 13.7 for the rodeo.

  • Malli O'Neal finished in fourth overall in the barrel racing, combining for a time of 28.17.

  • The pair of Talyn Neville and Tynell Mclnenly placed fourth in team roping after a combining for a time of 32.2. Mclnenly also finished in sixth in breakaway roping after a combined 5.7.

Top Performers Rodeo #2

  • Leno won the women's all-around buckle after she placed first in breakaway roping with a combined time of 4.4. She also finished second in goat tying, combining for a time of 12.8.

  • Trevor Kay placed first in bareback riding, scoring a total of 141 points between two rides.

  • Cade Costello recorded a pair of rides in saddle bronc riding for 133 points, helping him to a second-place finish.

  • The team roping pair of Pavkov and Murphy finished second, combining for a time of 14.7.

  • Coby King placed third in tie down roping, putting together a time of 23.8 in the average.

  • Jake Miller put a combined 16.4 in steer wrestling for a third-place finish.

Up Next

The Bulldogs will close out their season this upcoming week at the University of Montana Rodeo. The rodeo will serve as the final chance for the Bulldogs to compete to make the College National Finals Rodeo. Events begin on Friday night and go through Saturday night. This year's rodeo will be held at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds in Hamilton, Mont.

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