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Tarleton rodeo teams finish third at CNFR
Billy Bob Brown Tarleton's Billy Bob Brown is this year's national champion team roper and was crowned the 2013 All-Around Cowboy at the 65th annual College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo.

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, June 16, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Competing in the “Rose Bowl” of College Rodeo, Tarleton’s men’s and women’s teams both captured third place at this year’s College National Finals Rodeo, while Billy Bob Brown earned the national title in team roping and this year’s All-Around Cowboy award following the 65th annual event held June 5-16, in Casper, Wyo.

The women’s team comprised of Katelyn Anthony, Cassidy Boggs, Kynder Starr and Cadee Tew collected 435 points to finish in third place among 36 teams behind this year’s national champion Idaho State University (520) and runners-up, Northeastern Junior College (490).

Tarleton’s men’s team, made up of Brown, Richmond Champion, Reese Riemer, Jake Self, Clayton Shaw, Tim Sparing and Chase Williams, also finished in third place among 58 teams with 735 points behind Panhandle State University (820) and College of Southern Idaho (745).

Two-time CNFR qualifier Brown led the standings and collected 370 points during the weeklong competition to be crowned this year’s All-Around Cowboy. Brown, a junior majoring in ag business, also had a 5.7 second run with partner Logan Medlin of Eastern New Mexico University in the short-go to be named this year’s national champion team roper. Tarleton’s Cadee Tew and ENMU’s Michael Trujillo were runners-up in the team roping event with a 6.1-second effort.

In other events, Katelyn Anthony finished fourth in the nation in the breakaway roping and won the short-go with a 2.0-second effort. Clayton Shaw won reserve champion honors in the tie-down roping and received “Horse of the Year” honors, while Kynder Starr completed her CNFR appearance in fourth place riding in the barrel race event.

This year’s appearance at the CNFR comes after Tarleton’s men’s and women’s teams captured the 2012-2013 National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Southwest Region titles. Tarleton’s cowboys won the region with 5,845 points, while the cowgirls collected 2,730 points.

Those competing at the CNFR and their respective events included:
Women’s Team
Katelyn Anthony – Breakaway roping and goat tying
Cassidy Boggs – Breakaway roping
Kynder Starr – Barrell racing
Cadee Tew – Team roping and breakaway roping

Men’s Team
Billy Bob Brown – Team roping and tie-down roping
Richmond Champion – Bareback riding
Reese Riemer – Tie-down roping
Jake Self – Bareback riding
Clayton Shaw – Tie-down roping
Tim Sparing – Steer wrestling
Chase Williams – Team roping and tie-down roping

The Tarleton rodeo teams are coached by Mark Eakin and Tibba Smith.

Complete results from the 65th annual CNFR will be provided soon.

For more information about Tarleton’s rodeo program, please visit www.tarleton.edu/rodeo or www.collegerodeo.com.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Office of Rodeo Activities
254-968-9187
tibbasmith@tarleton.edu

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Billy Bob Brown

Tarleton's Billy Bob Brown is this year's national champion team roper and was crowned the 2013 All-Around Cowboy at the 65th annual College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo.