BHSU rodeo competes at CNFR, Johnston third in All-Around

Carlee Johnston, of Black Hills State University, competes in barrel racing at the                            2019 Will Lantis Yellow Jacket Stampede in Spearfish. Pioneer file photo

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CASPER, Wyo. — Members of the Black Hills State University rodeo teams competed at the College National Finals Rodeo June 9-15, in Casper, Wyo.. 

Carlee Johnston finished third in the Women’s All-Around competition, while Alyssa Lockhart was 10th in breakaway roping.

“Our team was very talented and worked hard all year; however, I am most impressed with the attitude and character of this team and how they went about being successful,” said Glen Lammers, BHSU’s rodeo coach. “All four of the Yellow Jacket women were recognized as Academic All-Americans for maintaining above a 3.5 GPA. They accomplished a lot in the arena, academically, and in our community. We had a great year in college rodeo and we were very competitive at the finals.”

Johnston entered the CNFR first in the Great Plains Region and second nationally in the All-Around. She took third nationally with 65.0 points, competing in three events. Her best finish in goat tying came in the first go when she was fifth with 6.2. In breakaway roping, Johnston’s best finish was 17th in the third go with 3.6. She finished fifth in the third go in barrel racing with 14.42. Mia Manzanares of McNeese State won the All-Around competition.

Lockhart took 10th in breakaway roping, making it to the final round. Her best result came in the second go when she was 15th with 2.9. She also competed in barrel racing, where her best finish came in the second go where she was ninth with 14.49.

KeAnna Ward and Emilee Pauley each competed in goat tying. Ward’s best finish came in the second go when she was 13th with 6.4. 

Pauley was eighth in the third go with 6.4.

On the men’s side, Chandler Comfort competed in team roping, while Tucker Chytka competed in steer wrestling. Comfort’s best finish was in the third go when he was 24th with 21.9. Chytka was 16th in the second go with 5.0.

It was also announced during the CNFR that Chytka was elected as the 2019-20 NIRA National Student President.

The final CNFR reslts follow.

Men’s All-Around

1. Colton R. Campbell (California State University-Fresno) 240.0 points

Women’s All-Around

1. Mia M. Manzanares (McNeese State University) 322.5 points

2. Janey A, Reeves (University of Idaho)117.5 points

3. Carlee K. Johnston (Black Hills State University) 65.0 points

Men’s Team Standings

1. Panola Junior College 825.0 points

Women’s Team Standings

1. McNeese State University 462.5 points

26. Black Hills State University 70.0 points

Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Riggin C. Smith (Clarendon College)311.0average and 370.0 points

Bareback Riding

1. Chance D. Ames (Sheridan College) 319.0330.0

Bull Riding

1. Daylon R. Swearingen (Panola Junior College) 237.0 average and 275.0 points

Tie Down Roping

1. Haven G. Meged (Tarleton State) 36.7 average and 300.0 points

Steer Wrestling

1. Bridger M. Anderson (NW Oklahoma State) 19.1 average and 275.0 points

33. Tucker W. Chytka (Black Hills State) 5.0 average and zero points

Team Roping

1. Dalton Titsworth ,and Kolton K. White (SE Oklahoma State) 27.9 average and 200.0 points

44. Chandler G. Comfort (Black Hills State University) and Danielle D. Wray (Mid-Plains Community College) 21.9 average and zero points

Barrel Racing

1. Ashtyn B. Carlson (College of Southern Idaho) 57.03 average and 340.0 points

15. Carlee K  Johnston (Black Hills State University) 44.28 average and 40.0 points

31. Alyssa J. Lockhart (Black Hills State University) 48.99 average and zero points

Breakaway Roping

1. Taylor L. Munsell (NW Oklahoma State)10.5 average and 270.0 points

7. Rickie L. Engesser (Tarleton State ) 9.0 average and 30.0 points

10. Alyssa J. Lockhart (Black Hills State University) 10.8 average and zero                        points

28. Carlee K  Johnston (Black Hills State University) 16.6average and zero points 

Goat Tying

1. Beau A. Peterson (Panhandle State) 25.1 average and  202.5 points

1. Mias M. Manzanares (McNeese State) 25.1 average and 252.5 points

27. Carlee K  Johnston (Black Hills State University) 22.1 average and 25.0 points

36. Emilee M. Pauley (Black Hills State University) 12.8 average and 5.0 points

39. KeAnna J. Ward (Black Hills State University) 13.3 average and zero points

43. Rickie L. Engesser (Tarleton State) 14.2 average and zero points

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