Southeastern Well Represented at Pratt Rodeo

Southeastern continued its strong early-season showing with the team qualifying a competitor for the short-go in every competition the team entered over the weekend at the Pratt CC Rodeo in Pratt, Kan.

On the women's side, the team qualified finalists in goat tying, breakaway roping and barrel racing.

The team's best overall finish came in the barrels where Kaitlyn Prentice ran a 15.86 to finish fourth in the first round and followed it up with a 15.89 on her second run to finish fourth in that round as well;, but picked up a spot and finished third in the average out of 122 riders.

Katelyn McLeod would have turned in the top time of the event with a 15.71, but caught the second barrel and was assessed a five second penalty.

Sarah Schneider split 9/10th in the goat tying opening round despite a spill in her dismount by tying in an 8.4, and improved her time in the short go with a 7.7 to fnish third in the round and seventh in the average.

Ari-Anna Flynn just missed the cut in the tying with an 8.5 which was good for 11th.

In the breakaway Cheyenne Budvarson and Flynn both made it back in the short-go, but each missed their calf in the round for no times.

Another Southeastern and Northwestern Oklahoma State team roping duo turned in a second place finish in the event when Ben Whiddon and NWOSU's Dalton Richards turned in a 6.5 in the first round to qualify second and despite catching one leg on their second run still managed to finish second in the average.

Chase Bowers qualified back in two events, with his best finish coming in the bull riding where he posted a first round 81 and was one of just five riders to turn in a qualifying ride. However, he would get thrown in the short go and finish third in the average.

He also returned in the steer wrestling, posting a 5.6 in the first round and finishing the event in ninth.

Cooper Ratliff rounded out the team's qualifiers when he finished seventh in the first round of the tie down roping with a time of 12.0 before finishing fourth in the short round with a 13.2 which moved him to fifth in the average.

Southeastern will be back in action Oct. 9-11 when it makes its shortest trip of the season to Stillwater, Okla., for the Oklahoma State Rodeo.

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