The rodeo team finally hit their stride at the last rodeo of season in Guymon, Okla., the weekend of April 24-26. Pratt Community College had several members of the men’s team make it back to the short final round.
Team Ropers Tate Durant and Ryan Whetham slid into the finals and tied for the ninth place spot. They both caught then Durant’s rope slid off for a no time.
Whetham, also steer wrestlers, had a quick throw in the long go, a faster time in the short and brought home a check for fourth in the average.
Team Ropers Daine and Connor McNenny had solid runs in the long and short and ended up fourth in the long, short and average rounds.
Bull Rider Laramie Mosely got his bull covered in the long round for third then bucked off in the short but took home a check for third in the average.
The Men’s team ended up fifth place and was the highest placing junior college team in attendance.
As for year end results, Mosely and Kyle Zeigler ended the year with a 7th & 12th placing in the Central Plains Region of NIRA, respectively in bull riding. The McNenny’s tied for ninth place in the final Regional standings this year in team roping.
“It has been a rough year but the kids pulled together and didn’t quit us,” said Lori Montgomery, who was helping with rodeo in the interim.
Rocky Patterson has taken on the head coach position fulltime and the school is still searching for an assistant coach.