Gardner to compete in CNFR in June
The Pratt Community College Rodeo Team rounded out the last rodeo of the season over the weekend in Guymon, Okla.
“While we had a few let downs during the long round, we also had some success,” said Ryan Vander Pluym, head coach.
The team of Zane Tibbs and Troy Vernon qualified for the short round in the team roping. Colton Musick placed in the long round of the Tie Down Roping, but ran into a little bad luck in the short round when his calf got up after the tie to place in the average.
Katie Wall also made the short round for PCC in barrel racing.
Tanya Steinhoff, who held top rankings in the barrel racing all season, got bumped from contention over the weekend. Steinhoff held onto the fourth spot overall in the region for the year end.
The big news we have been waiting for is Mitchell Gardner “The Pride of Dover, Oklahoma” maintained his position as he qualified for College National Finals Rodeo.
Gardner will represent PCC at the CNFR held in Casper, Wyo., June 10-16. The CNFR is deemed “The Rose Bowl of College Rodeo.”
“This is a great accomplishment when qualified for,” Vander Pluym said. “It has been quite a long time since PCC has had anyone qualify for the CNFR.”