Tarleton State at the 2017 CNFR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 16, 2017
STEPHENVILLE, Texas—A pair of Tarleton State University rodeo athletes moved closer to the finals of the 69th annual College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) with their Thursday performances.
Bareback rider Kody Lamb eased into fifth place with a 71.5-point ride on bronc Silver Creek Zebra. Lamb’s score was the second best of Thursday’s bareback section, trailing only a 77 from Layne Graham of Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College.
Baili Collins captured fourth place in goat tying with her 6.4-second run Thursday. Collins, the regular season event champion in the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association carries a 19.5 time on three head.
The top 12 qualifiers in each event earn spots in Saturday’s championship finals.
Two Tarleton competitors are on the schedule for today’s final qualifying round. Tie-down roper Kyle Parrish and breakaway roper Lauran Bane represent the Purple and white tonight.
Complete results and schedules are available at www.cnfr.com and rodeo performances are televised on ESPN3.
About Tarleton State University Rodeo
Tarleton’s renowned rodeo program is known for having some of the toughest and most talented student competitors among National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) members. Competing for the Purple and White under the motto, “A Winning Tradition,” Tarleton’s rodeo teams have won seven national championship titles, 24 individual national championships and numerous NIRA Southwest Region titles since the program was established in 1947.
In 2016-17, Tarleton boasted one of the largest collegiate rodeo teams in the nation with 128 card-holding members. To learn more about Tarleton’s rodeo program, visit www.tarleton.edu/rodeo.
Tarleton, a member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven educational experience marked by academic innovation and exemplary service, and dedicated to transforming students into tomorrow’s professional leaders. With campuses in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and online, Tarleton engages with its communities to provide real-world learning experiences and to address societal needs while maintaining its core values of integrity, leadership, tradition, civility, excellence and service.
Contact: Phil Riddle