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The spring rodeo season is in full season, with the Pratt Community College’s men’s and women’s rodeo teams traveling the past two weekends.
The weekend of Feb. 27, teams traveled to Garden City for the college rodeo.
“We had some great runs and personal bests,” said Lori Montgomery, who is helping with the rodeo team until a full time coach is found.
Mason Brehm and Tate Durant tied for first in their long go and made it to the short round in calf roping. Durant missed his steer but Brehm got his thrown. Brehm brought home a check and was second in the average with five seconds flat.
In calf roping, Connor McNenny tied his calf in 15.3 and ended up 11th overall.
Team ropers Brehm and Noel Hernandez ended up tied for 12th.
Last weekend the team traveled to Fort Scott Community College.
Montgomery said success was limited as the team only had one athlete make it back to the short round on Sunday.
Ryan Whetham, steer wrestler, slid into the 10th slot of the short round of his event. He got his steer handled and was fifth in the final round and sixth place in the average for the weekend.
The team also had two barrel racers, Tish Simon and Claudia Brower run some of their fastest times yet this season but only made it into the top 15 overall.
The team is back in action the weekend of April 10.