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Five Rodeo Team Members Now Ranked

In their second to last rodeo of the season, the SUU rodeo team was able to get two more riders in the rankings at the Utah University Fall Stampede Rodeo Sept. 29 and 30 in Logan.

The men’s team still holds the fifth place spot in the Rocky Mountain Region, now with 950 points. The women’s team is still in eleventh with 77.5 points.

Still holding onto second place in bareback bronc riding is Cody Franson, a sophomore agricultural and industries major from Lehi. With 540 points, Franson has a firm lead over College of Southern Idaho’s Klancy Krenka, who has 355 points in third place.

Jacob Perkins, junior agricultural science and industries major from Panguitch, still has 90 points, dropping him further into twelfth place. He still has 130 points in team roping header, moving down to tenth place. Perkins is tied for tenth with Hazen Smith from College of Southern Idaho and Wyatt Hallam from Colorado Northwestern Community College.

Jarad Sanford, a junior management major from Boulder City, Nevada, has been ranked in team roping header behind Perkins. Sanford is tied for 14th with Lindsey Pulsipher from Colorado Mesa University and Chase Goodey from Utah State University with 60 points.

Zackary Frei, a junior agricultural science and industries major from Iowa City, Iowa, still has 130 points and is now in eighth place for team roping heeler. Frei is still tied with College of Southern Idaho’s Jake Logan-Marvel.

The first woman to rank this season for the team is Macy Anderson in goat tying. A freshman accounting major from Leeds, Anderson is in twelfth place with 70 points. Anderson is 10 points away from overtaking Vanessa Bruno from Idaho State University for eleventh place.

For Anderson, rodeo became a passion for her because she has always loved horses and, “… it’s just kind of a family thing.”

Anderson rides two horses named Cactus and Tater.

SUU rodeo team’s last rodeo for the fall will be hosted by Utah Valley University in Spanish Fork on Oct. 6 and 7.

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Story By
Haleigh Clemens
sports@suunews.com

Featured Photo Courtesy of SUU Rodeo Team

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