Viking Rodeo Teams Compete at UTM

Posted April 10, 2017

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Marshall, Mo. (April 10, 2017)-  The Missouri Valley College rodeo programs competed at the University of Tennessee-Martin rodeo over the weekend.  The women’s team captured a championship, while the men’s team placed third.


Leading the women’s team to its title was Freshman Fallon Dyer (Ottawa, Kan.) who tied for first in the breakaway roping competition, with 165 points.  She finished with times of 2.7 seconds and 2.6 seconds in her two rounds of competition.  In the goat tying competition, Junior Breanna Ellis (Clarion, Iowa) placed second, finishing with 135 total points and a 13.6 average.  Sophomore Josie Hume (London, Ohio) placed fourth, earning 90 points and a 14.4 average.


The men’s team won four different events over the weekend. Senior Matt Borton (Ostego, Mich.) earned 170 points, and a 142 average, to win the bareback riding competition.  Taking second in the event was Senior Dalton Kingery (Monroe, Iowa), who finished with 130 points.  Kingery also won the saddle bronc riding event, with 180 points and a 149 average.  Junior Trey Johnson (Humboldt, Kan.) finished in a tie for first in calf roping, earning 120 points and a 21.7 average.  Junior Ben Kilburg (LaMotte, Iowa) placed second in steer wrestling, finishing with times of 4.9 seconds in both rounds, and a final point total of 125.  Taking home the bull riding title was Junior Justin Stoltz (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), who earned 120 points.


The Viking women’s rodeo team finished atop the standings with 345 points, beating second place Tennessee-Martin by 40 points.  The men’s team placed third with 615 points.  Tennessee-Martin won the rodeo with 750 points and Southern Arkansas University placed second with 635 points.


The rodeo teams will next be in action April 20-22 at the Northwest Mississippi Community College rodeo in Senatobia, Miss.



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