Tarleton Places Four in College Rodeo Finals


Monday, June 21, 2021

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Four Tarleton State University rodeo team members were part of the championship round of the College National Finals on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo.

Bull rider Cullen Telfer received no time in the finals but rode his first-round 78 to a seventh-place finish in the average.

Saddle bronc rider Jake Barnes captured 10th in the average despite no score in the short go, scoring a 77.5, a 68.5 and a 67.5 on his first three head.

Walt Arnold finished 10th in the average in steer wrestling, posting times of 6.1, 5.2 and 7.4 in the first three rounds and getting no time in the finals.

Goat tyer Rickie Engesser posted an 11th-place 14.2 in Saturday’s finals and parlayed her 6.6, 6.6 and 6.8 on the first three runs to 11th in the average.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.