BHSU Women 1st, Men 3rd at Mid Plains Rodeo

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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. – The Black Hills State University rodeo teams competed at the Mid Plains Community College Rodeo this weekend. The women’s team took first place, with Alyssa Lockhart earning the Reserve All-Around title, while the men’s team finished in third place.

“I was impressed with the consistency our team had at a high level this week,” said head coach Glen Lammers. “Our women really stepped up as a team and we had a lot of student-athletes contribute to help us be successful.”

On the women’s side, the Yellow Jackets took the title with 435 points. In breakaway roping, Cora Borman won the event with 6.5 on two, with Lockhart just behind in second with 6.7 on two. Courtney Peters rounded out the top three with 6.9 on two, while KeAnna Ward was sixth with 8.2 on two.

In goat tying, Emilee Pauley finished second with 15.3 on two, and Tayle Brink was third with 15.6 on two. Ward was fourth with 16.1 on two, while Opal Harkins was sixth with 16.5 on two.

In barrel racing, Carlee Johnston finished first with 36.38 on two, with Cedar Jandreau just behind in second, with 36.50 on two. Taylor Hanson was third with 36.55 on two, while Lockhart was fifth in the long go with 18.42.

The men’s team was third with 270 points. In tie down roping, Carson Johnston finished first with 24.5 on two, while Colton Backhaus was second with 25.4 on two.

In steer wrestling, Tucker Chytka was fifth in the long go with 4.8.

The Yellow Jackets will next compete at the Iowa Central CC Rodeo on September 28-29.