Rodeo Insider: Area students capture college titles

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Two area competitors finished with No. 1 rankings at the College National Finals Rodeo last weekend in Casper, Wyo.

Billy Bob Brown of Tarleton State won the team roping and men’s all-around championships. He also helped TSU finish third in the men’s team title race.

Hill College’s Timothy Bingham clinched the bull riding title. He also helped his school finish fifth in the men’s team standings.

Brown, who also won the third round of tie-down roping, clinched the men’s all-around title with 370 points, 150 more than second place finisher Joe Frost of Oklahoma Panhandle State.

However, Frost helped Panhandle State capture the men’s team title with 820 points. The College of Southern Idaho finished No. 2 with 745, and third-place Tarleton State earned 735.

The 65th CNFR, which concluded its seven-day run Saturday, determined the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s 2013 champions.

Brown clinched the NIRA team roping title after he and Logan Medlin of Eastern New Mexico turned a final-round winning time of 5.7 seconds and finished with a four-run aggregate time of 25.3. Derek Weinreis and Levi O’Keeffe of Eastern Wyoming College finished second with a 26.2.

Cadee Tew of Tarleton State and Michael Trujillo of Eastern New Mexico finished third in the team roping race with a 36.8. Tew finished third in the women’s all-around standings with 195 points behind winner Hayden Segelke of Northeastern Junior College (465).

Tew also helped Tarleton finish third in the women’s team title race with 435 points behind No. 1 Idaho State (520) and No. 2 Northeastern Junior College (490).

Bingham won the bull riding title with a three-ride score of 242, seven points higher than runner-up Trent Jacobson of the College of Southern Idaho. He qualified for the final round in fourth place. But after turning in a 79 on his last ride, he moved up to No. l.

Bingham became the seventh Hill College cowboy to win the bull riding crown at the CNFR over the past two decades under coach Paul Brown. The others were Philip Elkins (1993), Charles Aaron Williams (1996), Chad Eubank (2003), Matt Austin (2005), Jerrod Craig (2006) and Chad German (2009).

In other action, Tarleton State’s Clayton Shaw finished second in the tie-down roping title race behind Zac Wilson of West Alabama. Spencer Wright of the College of Southern Idaho snared the saddle bronc riding title. He’s the younger brother of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champions Cody and Jesse Wright.

Other 2013 champions were Orin Larsen, College of Southern Idaho, bareback riding; Kimberlyn Fehringer, Idaho State, breakaway roping; Corey Rogers, UNLV, steer wrestling; Jordan Thurston-Miller, Gillette College, goat tying; Timmi Ward, College of Southern Idaho, barrel racing; Casey Meroshnekoff, West Hills College, men’s rookie; and Fehringer, women’s rookie.

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