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NIRA Region wrap-up: Big Sky collegiate teams top National Standings

Bill Brewster

Courtesy photo/Miles Community CollegeThe Miles City Community College Rodeo team is shown here after a successful fall rodeo season. The men captured both the regional and national men's team standings.

The men’s team from Miles Community College (MCC) and the women’s team from Montana State University (MSU) are at the top of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team standings and also at the top of the Big Sky Region standings.

After the completion of the fall competition, the MCC’s Pioneers had 3,274 points for the national lead and also stood at the top in the region. MSU’s men were in third place with 3,030 points behind Missouri Valley College.

“It’s very exciting to be number one in the region and even more to be number one in the nation,” said MCC head rodeo coach Wally Badgett. The results are living proof that the eastern Montana ranch country lives up to its reputation as the rough stock capital of the world.

“We had a pretty good fall, but the men really didn’t have any real good idea how well they did as a group until the fall was over,” Badgett said.

“I started out with nine bronc riders and three went out with injuries but we still have five that are pretty tough. We have a practice arena, but we also use an outside practice arena to the north at Cohagen where three or four ranchers bring in broncs.” The rough stock is being provided by Lane Green, Sparky Ross, Shane Vaira and Jack Hinnaland.

“In addition we have had some odds and ends of potential bucking horses coming in that we can buck out,” the coach said. “One day, for example, eight guys got on 43 head so that has a lot to do with how well the men are doing. We have been doing that all fall and that really helps.”

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The team also bucks a lot of bulls at their own arena and we have some good up-and-coming bull riders, Badgett said.

Cody Terrett, a sophomore from Colstrip, MT, holds the lead in the national and region’s saddle bronc standings with 782 points and the Pioneers domination doesn’t stop there. Travis Schroth is second; teammate Clayton Etzkorn is third; and Dillon Schroth is fourth in this classic rough stock event. To make matters better, Travis Schroth captured the regional team roping header lead with 413 points and Dillon Schroth picked up the team roping heeler lead with another 413 points.

The men’s team from Miles Community College (MCC) and the women’s team from Montana State University (MSU) are at the top of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team standings and also at the top of the Big Sky Region standings.

After the completion of the fall competition, the MCC’s Pioneers had 3,274 points for the national lead and also stood at the top in the region. MSU’s men were in third place with 3,030 points behind Missouri Valley College.

“It’s very exciting to be number one in the region and even more to be number one in the nation,” said MCC head rodeo coach Wally Badgett. The results are living proof that the eastern Montana ranch country lives up to its reputation as the rough stock capital of the world.

“We had a pretty good fall, but the men really didn’t have any real good idea how well they did as a group until the fall was over,” Badgett said.

“I started out with nine bronc riders and three went out with injuries but we still have five that are pretty tough. We have a practice arena, but we also use an outside practice arena to the north at Cohagen where three or four ranchers bring in broncs.” The rough stock is being provided by Lane Green, Sparky Ross, Shane Vaira and Jack Hinnaland.

“In addition we have had some odds and ends of potential bucking horses coming in that we can buck out,” the coach said. “One day, for example, eight guys got on 43 head so that has a lot to do with how well the men are doing. We have been doing that all fall and that really helps.”

The team also bucks a lot of bulls at their own arena and we have some good up-and-coming bull riders, Badgett said.

Cody Terrett, a sophomore from Colstrip, MT, holds the lead in the national and region’s saddle bronc standings with 782 points and the Pioneers domination doesn’t stop there. Travis Schroth is second; teammate Clayton Etzkorn is third; and Dillon Schroth is fourth in this classic rough stock event. To make matters better, Travis Schroth captured the regional team roping header lead with 413 points and Dillon Schroth picked up the team roping heeler lead with another 413 points.

The men’s team from Miles Community College (MCC) and the women’s team from Montana State University (MSU) are at the top of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team standings and also at the top of the Big Sky Region standings.

After the completion of the fall competition, the MCC’s Pioneers had 3,274 points for the national lead and also stood at the top in the region. MSU’s men were in third place with 3,030 points behind Missouri Valley College.

“It’s very exciting to be number one in the region and even more to be number one in the nation,” said MCC head rodeo coach Wally Badgett. The results are living proof that the eastern Montana ranch country lives up to its reputation as the rough stock capital of the world.

“We had a pretty good fall, but the men really didn’t have any real good idea how well they did as a group until the fall was over,” Badgett said.

“I started out with nine bronc riders and three went out with injuries but we still have five that are pretty tough. We have a practice arena, but we also use an outside practice arena to the north at Cohagen where three or four ranchers bring in broncs.” The rough stock is being provided by Lane Green, Sparky Ross, Shane Vaira and Jack Hinnaland.

“In addition we have had some odds and ends of potential bucking horses coming in that we can buck out,” the coach said. “One day, for example, eight guys got on 43 head so that has a lot to do with how well the men are doing. We have been doing that all fall and that really helps.”

The team also bucks a lot of bulls at their own arena and we have some good up-and-coming bull riders, Badgett said.

Cody Terrett, a sophomore from Colstrip, MT, holds the lead in the national and region’s saddle bronc standings with 782 points and the Pioneers domination doesn’t stop there. Travis Schroth is second; teammate Clayton Etzkorn is third; and Dillon Schroth is fourth in this classic rough stock event. To make matters better, Travis Schroth captured the regional team roping header lead with 413 points and Dillon Schroth picked up the team roping heeler lead with another 413 points.

The men’s team from Miles Community College (MCC) and the women’s team from Montana State University (MSU) are at the top of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association team standings and also at the top of the Big Sky Region standings.

After the completion of the fall competition, the MCC’s Pioneers had 3,274 points for the national lead and also stood at the top in the region. MSU’s men were in third place with 3,030 points behind Missouri Valley College.

“It’s very exciting to be number one in the region and even more to be number one in the nation,” said MCC head rodeo coach Wally Badgett. The results are living proof that the eastern Montana ranch country lives up to its reputation as the rough stock capital of the world.

“We had a pretty good fall, but the men really didn’t have any real good idea how well they did as a group until the fall was over,” Badgett said.

“I started out with nine bronc riders and three went out with injuries but we still have five that are pretty tough. We have a practice arena, but we also use an outside practice arena to the north at Cohagen where three or four ranchers bring in broncs.” The rough stock is being provided by Lane Green, Sparky Ross, Shane Vaira and Jack Hinnaland.

“In addition we have had some odds and ends of potential bucking horses coming in that we can buck out,” the coach said. “One day, for example, eight guys got on 43 head so that has a lot to do with how well the men are doing. We have been doing that all fall and that really helps.”

The team also bucks a lot of bulls at their own arena and we have some good up-and-coming bull riders, Badgett said.

Cody Terrett, a sophomore from Colstrip, MT, holds the lead in the national and region’s saddle bronc standings with 782 points and the Pioneers domination doesn’t stop there. Travis Schroth is second; teammate Clayton Etzkorn is third; and Dillon Schroth is fourth in this classic rough stock event. To make matters better, Travis Schroth captured the regional team roping header lead with 413 points and Dillon Schroth picked up the team roping heeler lead with another 413 points.

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