NWC drops to 11th at CNFR

McMillan leads all-around competition

Posted 6/13/19

After three days of competition at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, the Northwest College men’s rodeo team is sitting in 11th place. However, Trapper Caleb McMillan ranks first in …

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NWC drops to 11th at CNFR

McMillan leads all-around competition

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After three days of competition at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, the Northwest College men’s rodeo team is sitting in 11th place. However, Trapper Caleb McMillan ranks first in the All-around with 195 points. He was being trailed by Colton Campbell of California State University-Fresno, who had 190 points as of Tuesday night.

McMillan entered the rodeo ranked No. 1 in the all-around.

McMillan finished the first round of bull riding tied for third place, posting a 78.5 point ride on Sunday. He then topped Tuesday’s second round with a 78-point ride. McMillan is scheduled to ride again on Thursday.

In tie down roping, McMillan missed his calf in Monday’s first round, but bounced back on Tuesday to take third place in the second round, getting his calf in 8.8 seconds. Meanwhile, he has yet to post a score in two rounds of saddle bronc riding.

The rest of the NWC cowboys have had a rough go of it in the opening days of the CNFR, which runs through Saturday at the Casper Events Center.

Through Tuesday, the NWC roping team of Will Griffel and Colten Fisher had yet to record a score through two rounds of team roping, according to the CNFR website. Keaton Martz and Justin Ketzenberg had yet to post a score in bull riding and Clancy Glenn was similarly scoreless in the first two rounds of saddle bronc riding.

Bryce Bott of Powell, who’s competing with the Montana State University team, sat in 27th place following two rounds of tie down roping (posting times of 10.3 and 17.8 seconds in the first two rounds). Bott will be looking to make a fast run on Thursday to qualify for the finals.

 

—By Don Cogger and CJ Baker

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