Tarleton Women Take Third Straight Win at Vernon Rodeo

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Tarleton State University’s women’s rodeo team captured first place at the annual Vernon College Rodeo last weekend, its third consecutive title.

Shyanne Bauerle, one of four Tarleton goat tying competitors in the finals, paced the effort, winning the event championship with a two-head 13.3 time, including a rodeo-best 6.2 in the finals. Teammate Keni Labrum was third with her 13.7, and Courtney Stalvey and Mary Risse each posted 13.9s to split fourth place.

Barrel racers Jordan Driver and Rylan Heller finished second and sixth at Vernon. Jordan ran the cloverleaf in 17.26 for first in the long go, then added a 17.33 in the finals for runner-up honors in the average. Rylan’s 34.79 total included a 17.26, good for third in the championship round.

Breakaway roper Morgan McDeavitt took sixth with her 2.7-3.7—6.4.

Tarleton’s men took second place for the second week in a row, this time behind a first-place 12.0 from team ropers Wyatt Bray and Weatherford College cowboy Cutter Thomlinson. The first-round 5.6 put the pair atop the leaderboard heading into the finals, where they turned in a 6.4, third in the round, for the event title.

Bull rider Jacob Carige added a second with an 81 for runner-up in the long go and in the average. 

Korbin Rice partnered with Cisco roper Cooper Freeman for second in that event with a combined 12.3, including a finals-best 5.6.

Tarleton’s team effort included third-place finishes from bareback rider Kade Berry and tie-down roper Wyatt Crandall. Kade posted a 75 first-round score, tied for second, then added a 72 for a two-ride 147. Wyatt flashed a pair of sub-10 times for an average tally of 19.7

Saddle bronc rider Gus Gaillard earned an 81 in the finals for a fifth-place 156, and teammate Cleveland Griffin took seventh with a 152, which featured an 81-point ride in the long go. Brody Wells was second in the first round with an 82.

Landris White claimed fifth in steer roping with his two-run 10.1.

Tarleton and the rest of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southwest Region wind up the fall season this weekend at the Texas Tech Rodeo in Lubbock.

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