Champions Crowned at 71st CNFR in Front of Capacity Crowd

By Susan Kanode

CASPER, Wyoming – The 71st annual School National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) crowned 2019 individual, all-around and group champions through the last spherical of competition Saturday at the Casper Events Middle.

Within the 9 individual events and in the all-around, these ranked first when the night time started have been expected to take residence the national championships. Nevertheless, in rodeo anything can happen and in some instances the winners got here from behind to earn their titles.

In goat tying Mia Manzanares, a current summa cum laude graduate of McNeese State College, began the night time ranked fourth. Manzanares, the 2019 CNFR champion in goat tying, breakaway roping and the all-around from Opelousas, Louisiana, trailed the leader by 1.1 seconds. Final yr she gained the final round of goat tying with a time of 5.9 seconds. This yr she was even quicker, stopping the clock in 5.eight seconds, to take the overall lead with three contestants nonetheless to compete. Her complete time was 25.1, just two-tenths of a second slower than last yr’s profitable complete.

But Beau Peterson, a freshman nursing main at Oklahoma Panhandle State University from Council Grove, Kansas, had a one-tenth of a second lead on Manzanares when the ultimate round started. Peterson, who competed simply after Manzanares, tied her goat in 5.9 seconds and tied Manzanares’ complete of 25.1. The 2 contestants who have been first and second coming into the finals weren’t in a position beat Peterson and Manzanares, so the 2 ladies are 2019 goat tying co-champions. Manzanares additionally gained her second consecutive ladies’s all-around title.

Coby Johnson, an Idaho cowboy driving for Sheridan School in Wyoming, got here into the ultimate spherical of bull driving understanding a professional journey would earn him the championship since he was the only cowboy to experience his first three bulls. But bull driving is nothing if not unpredictable. Johnson was the subsequent to final rider to compete and Frontier Rodeo’s bull Show Ring threw him to the filth.

That opened the door for Daylon Swearingen, a freshman from Pifford, New York, who rides for Texas’ Panola School. Swearingen scored 76 points on Vold Rodeo Co.’s bull Landslide to earn 237 complete factors and win the championship. Swearingen has been making his mark on the bull driving scene this yr. He’s presently ranked 23rd in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) bull driving standings and 19th in the Professional Bull Riders (PBR). He is also seventh in the PRCA all-around standings. Swearingen is one of the few people from east of the Mississippi to win a national championship at the CNFR in 71 years.

The steer wrestling virtually saw another come-from-behind winner. Bridger Anderson, a sophomore at Northwestern Oklahoma State University from Carrington, North Dakota, led the event and was the ultimate contestant. To win the title, he wanted a time of 6.9 seconds or better. His slowest time of the week had been 4.7, so a time underneath seven seconds appeared doubtless. However that was earlier than Anderson missed grabbing the nose of the steer and virtually lost all contact with the animal. He managed to get it to the ground in 6.7 seconds to salvage the championship.

Taylor Munsell, a 2019 graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma State College from Harmon, Oklahoma, earned the breakaway roping championship with a total time of 10.5 seconds over four rounds. Munsell, who earned her diploma in Well being and Sports Science, gained the title at her second CNFR driving a horse she bought for simply $200. The 22-year-old cowgirl was additionally the breakaway reserve champion at RFD-TV’s The American in March. While Northwestern Oklahoma State University has a historical past of success at the CNFR, notably on the lads’s aspect, Munsell is the first lady to earn a championship for the varsity in Alva, Oklahoma.

A pair of seniors from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Dalton Titsworth of Ravenna, Paola, Kansas, and Kolton White of Sumner, Texas, gained first in group roping with a complete time of 27.9 seconds. Titsworth was competing at his first CNFR while White was again for the third time. His greatest previous end was fifth in bull driving in 2017.

Probability Ames, a junior from Massive Piney, Wyoming, driving for Sheridan School scored 82.5 factors on Vold Rodeo Co.’s horse Wrangler Valley to win third in the final spherical of bareback driving. That rating gave the construction know-how major the championship by 4 factors.

Junior Haven Meged from Miles Metropolis, Montana, earned Texas’ Tarleton State College a 2019 championship. He gained the tie-down roping with a complete time of 36.7 seconds. Meged, an ag industries and businesses main, finished tenth in the occasion at last yr’s CNFR. He is having an excellent skilled rodeo season – profitable the RAM National Circuit Finals Rodeo and at present ranked in the top 10 in the PRCA world standings.

Sophomore Riggin Smith, who competes for Texas’ Clarendon School, gained the saddle bronc driving with a 76.5-point experience on two-time National Finals Rodeo bucking horse Painted Coast from Vold Rodeo Co. That gave Smith, who’s from Winterset, Iowa, third place in the spherical and earned him the championship with 311 points on 4 broncs.

Ashtyn Carlson, a 19-year-old sophomore at the School of Southern Idaho, was the barrel racing leader when the night time began. All other events are run in a 12th to first-place order, but competitors positions are drawn in the barrel racing where operating near the first may be an advantage. Carlson drew the undesirable last place and watched as a number of racers clocked occasions that may have gained first in earlier rounds. New Mexico State’s Jayde Wamel turned in the week’s fastest time – 13.99 seconds. Carlson, from Loma, Colorado, didn’t succumb to the strain – as an alternative she made her fastest run of the week, 14.03 seconds, to safe her first school championship.

Caleb McMillan, a 21-year-old junior from Cleaning soap Lake, Washington, took house the lads’s all-around championship for Northwest School in Powell, Wyoming. McMillan competed in saddle bronc driving, bull driving and tie-down roping and qualified for the ultimate spherical in bull driving.

Panola School, a two-year group school in Carthage, Texas, gained the lads’s staff championship with one other Texas faculty, Hill School, finishing second.

McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, took the ladies’s workforce championship for the second yr in a row. Mia Manzanares gained the 2018 title single-handedly, however this yr the workforce not only received factors from the goat tying and all-around champ, but from different group members. Reserve champion ladies’s workforce was the School of Southern Idaho.


Bareback – Probability Ames, Sheridan School, 319 factors
Tie-Down Roping – Haven Meged, Tarleton State University, 36.7 seconds
Breakaway Roping – Taylor Munsell, Northwestern Oklahoma State College, 10.5 seconds
Saddle Bronc Driving – Riggin Smith, Clarendon School, 311 factors
Steer Wrestling – Bridger Anderson, Northwestern Oklahoma State College, 19.1
Goat Tying – Beau Peterson, Panhandle State College, and Mia Manzanares, McNeese State College, 25.1 seconds each
Group Roping – Dalton Titsworth and Kolton White, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 27.9
Barrel Racing – Ashtyn Carlson, School of Southern Idaho, 57.03
Bull Driving – Daylon Swearingen, Panola Junior School, 237
Males’s All-Around – Colton Campbell, California State University – Fresno, 240
Ladies’s All-Round – Mia Manzanares, McNeese State College, 322.5 points
Males’s Workforce – Panola Junior School, 825 points
Ladies’s Group – McNeese State College, 462.5 points
Males’s Rookie – Daylon Swearingen, Panola Junior School, 275 points
Ladies’s Rookie – Hailey Finnegan, Lassen School, 285 points

The following are remaining round and general winners at the 71st annual School National Finals Rodeo, June 15, 2019, courtesy of the Nationwide Intercollegiate Rodeo Affiliation. Complete outcomes are available at

Bareback Driving: (ultimate spherical) 1, Cole Reiner, Casper School, 84.5 points. 2, Tyler Johnson, Panola School, 84. 3, Probability Ames, Sheridan School, 82.5. four, Klancy Krenka, School of Southern Idaho, 77.5. (complete on four) 1, Ames, 319. 2, Johnson, 311.5. 3, Jesse Pope, Missouri Valley School, 308.5. four, Cole Reiner, Casper School, 307. 5, Leighton Berry, Weatherford School, 301. 6, Probability Merrill, Coffeyville Group School, 296. 7, Klancy Krenka, 293.5. 8, Tyler Berghuis, Tarleton State College, 286.

Tie Down Roping: (last round) 1, Cody Burnside, Central Arizona School, 9.1 seconds. 2, Ladd King, Weber State College, 9.eight. three, Jack Graham, Montana State College, 9.9. 4, Haven Meged, Tarleton State College, 10.three. (complete on four) 1, Haven Meged, 36.7. 2, Colton Campbell, California State University – Fresno, 39.6. 3, Cody Burnside, 41.8. 4, Ladd King, 43.four. 5, Jack Graham, Montana State College, 44.3. 6, Bryce Bott, Montana State University, 7, Kasen Brennise, Weatherford School, 23.1. (on three) eight, Ty Harris, Texas A&M College – Commerce, 28.9.

Breakaway Roping: (ultimate spherical) 1, Shelby Boisjoli, Ranger School, 2.1 seconds. 2, (tie) Bryana Lehrmann, Texas A&M College and Kassidi Hofman, Kansas State University, 2.9 each. 4, Taylor Munsell, Northwestern Oklahoma State College, three.1. (complete on four) 1, Taylor Munsell, 10.5. 2, Boisjoli, 11.2. three, Lehrmann, four, Rayna Longeway, College of Idaho, 12.7. 5, Kassidi Hofman, 20.5. (on two) 6, Hope Luttrell, Cochise School, 8.9. 7, Rickie Engesser, Tarleton State University, 9.0. eight, Celie Salmond, Montana State College, 9.9.

Saddle Bronc Driving: (ultimate round) 1, Lane Schuelke, Casper School, 78 points. 2, Cooper Thatcher, Panhandle State College, 77.5. 3, Riggin Smith, Clarendon School, 76.5. 4, Parker Fleet, Hill School, 76. (complete on four) 1, Riggin Smith, 311. 2, Parker Fleet, 296.5. three, Tegan Smith, Clarendon School, 291. four, (tie) Cooper Thatcher, and Dawson Dahm, Panhandle State University, 290.5. 6, Lane Schuelke, 289. 7, Cameron Messier, Feather River School, 286. eight, Trey Watts, Missouri Valley School, 284.

Steer Wrestling: (last spherical) 1, Walt Arnold, Cisco School, three.9 seconds. 2, Kalane Anders, Chadron State School, four.1. three, Connor Gentry, Missouri Valley School, 4.7. four, (tie) J.D. Draper, Mid Plains Group School, and ty Everson, University of Wyoming, 5.2. (complete on four) 1, Bridger Anderson, Northwestern Oklahoma State College, 19.1 seconds. 2, Tyler West, Southwest Texas junior School, 19.three. 3, J.D. Draper, 5.2. 4, Ty Everson, 20.7. 5, Seth Peterson, University of Wyoming, 21.6. 6, Nathan Weyrich, Central Wyoming School, and Connor Gentry, 22.5. 8, Kalane Anders, Chadron State School, 22.6.

Goat Tying: (ultimate round) 1, Mia Manzanares, McNeese State University, 5.8 seconds. 2, Beau Peterson, Panhandle State University, 5.9. 3, Kaytlyn Miller, South Plains School, 6.2. four, Emma Hodson, Weber State University, 6.3. (complete on 4) 1, (tie) Manzanares and Peterson, 25.1 every. three, Hodson, 25.2. four, Lauren Bane, Sam Houston State University, 25.9. 5, (tie) Janey Reeves, University of Idaho, and Kaytlyn Miller, 26.four. 7, (tie) Taylour Latham, Gillette School; Teisha Coffield, College of Wyoming; and Jacey Thompson, Japanese Wyoming School, 26.5.

Workforce Roping: (remaining round) 1, Wyatt Hershberger, Cochise School, and Junior Zambrano, Central Arizona School, seconds. 2, Chase Onaka and Sterling Humphry, Cal Poly State University – San Luis Obispo, 6.three. 3, Dalton Titsworth and Kolton White, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 8.1. four, Clay Elkington and Cody Burnside, Central Arizona School, 10.1. (complete on four) 1, Dalton Titsworth and Kolton White, 27.9 seconds. 2, Chase Onaka and Sterling Humphry, 30.5. three, Wyatt Hershberger and Junior Zambrano, 30.7. four, Jhett Trenary, Tarleton State College and Dylan Jones, Clarendon School, 34.eight. 5, Twine Kohleffel and Kaine Warnken, Texas A&M College, 36.9. 6, Clay Elkington and Cody Burnside, 38.2. (on three) 7, Cyle Denison and Ross Ashford, Hill School, 21.1. eight, Braden Pirrung, Japanese Wyoming School and Jerren Johnson, Casper School, 23.6.

Barrel Racing: (remaining round) 1, Jayde Wamel, New Mexico State College, 13.99 seconds. 2, Ashtyn Carlsosn, School of Southern Idaho, 14.03. 3, Bristan Kennedy, Weatherford School, 14.12. 4, Hailey Finnegan, Lassen School, 14.16. (complete on four) 1, Ashtyn Carlson, 57.03. 2, Hailey Finnegan, 57.22. three, Rachael Calvo, College of Wyoming, 57.51. four, Maddy Dickens, Tarleton State College, 57.69. 5, Jayde Wamel, 57.84. 6, Bristan Kennedy, Weatherford School, 57.92. 7, Julia Starzinski, Cal Poly State College – San Luis Obispo, 58.10. 8, 8, Makayla Seely, Casper School, 58.12.

Bull Driving: (last spherical) 1, Dalton Kasel, Howard School, 81 factors. 2, Nate Hoey, Lamar School, 80. three, Parker McCown, Hill School, 78.5. four, Daylon Swearingen, Panola School, 76. (complete on three – general winners) 1, Daylon Swearingen, 237. 2, Dalton Kasel, Howard School, 234. three, Coby Johnson, Sheridan School, 231.5. 4, Parker McCown, Hill School, 215. (on two) 5, (tie) Colten Fritzlan, Western Texas School, and Nate Hoey, 158.5. 7, Caleb McMillan, Northwest School, 156.5. eight, Nick Pelke, 149.5.

Males’s All-Around: 1, Colton Campbell, California State College – Fresno, 240 points. 2, Caleb Mcmillan, Northwest School, 225. 3, Cody Burnside, Central Arizona School, 215. four, Caden Camp, College of Wyoming 155.

Ladies’s All-Round: 1, Mia Manzanares, McNeese State University, 322.5. 2, Janey Reeves, University of Idaho, 117.5. 3, Carlee Johnston, Black Hills State University, 65.

Males’s Workforce: 1, Panola Junior School, 825 points. 2, Hill School, 675. three, Clarendon School, 660. 4, Sheridan School, 570.

Ladies’s Staff: 1, McNeese State College, 462.5. 2, School of Southern Idaho, 370. 3, Tarleton State University, 305. 4, Lassen School, 285.

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