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Ranger Rodeo Team Members

Cooper Adams

Cooper Adams

Sophomore, Plains, Kan.

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping

Adams was his high school’s salutatorian and has earned an academic scholarship at Northwestern. A 4-H champion calf roper, his goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

Willie Baca

Willie Baca

Freshman, Billings

Event(s): Bull Riding

Baca was the Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Association champion bull rider and an Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association state finalist. He also has been a Terry Don West bull riding finalist. An honor roll student in high school, his goal is to make the College National Finals Rodeo while maintaining a good GPA.

Rowdy Bailey

Rowdy Bailey

Sophomore, Welch

Event(s): Saddle Bronc

The Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association saddle bronc champion in 2001, Bailey was an OHSRA state finalist for four years and qualified for the national finals three years. His goal is to be the Central Plains Region saddle bronc champion.

Amy Bailey

Amy Bailey

Junior, Copan

Event(s): Breakaway Roping

In high school, Bailey was a member of the Tri-County Vo-Tech Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She was a state qualifier in the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association and has won five saddles and several buckles. She is a former Central Plains Region breakaway roping champion. Her goal is to be the Central Plains Region breakaway roping champion

Preston Billadeau

Preston Billadeau

Junior, Parshall, ND

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping

Billadeau was a PRCA Badlands Circuit qualifier in 2002 and placed third in the first round at Cheyenne Frontier Days. He qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in calf roping and ended up seventh in the average.

Chad Black

Chad Black

Senior, Newton, Kan.

Event(s): Team Roping

Black transferred to Northwestern from Kansas State University.

 

 

Shane Blocker

Shane Blocker

Freshman, Mustang

Event(s): Team Roping

In high school, Blocker was a member of FCA and FFA and was named to Who's Who Among American High School Students. His goal is to be a solid competitor and qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

Colt Braden

Colt Braden

Junior, Dewey

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping

Braden is a graduate of NEO A&M with a degree in farm and ranch management. He was a National High School Rodeo Association qualifier and an Oklahoma HSRA state champion header in team roping. He also has been a two-time qualifier for the College National Finals Rodeo and was the 2002 collegiate national champion header. He would like to one day qualify for the NFR.

Tyson Brenton

Tyson Brenton

Senior, Rosalia, Kan.

Event(s): Steer Wrestling, Team Roping

Brenton finished the 2003 season in second place in the Central Plains Region in steer wrestling. He went on to place third in the event at the College National Finals Rodeo.

Troy Bryant

Troy Bryant

Junior, Laverne

Event(s): Team Roping, Steer Wrestling

Bryant was a 2003 Texas Cowboy Rodeo Association finals contestant. His goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo and win a championship.

Barry Burk

Barry Burk

Senior, Ponca City

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping

In high school, Burk was a two-time state champion and national finals qualifier in calf roping. He also qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo in 2001 and for the PRCA Prairie Circuit Finals in 2002 and 2003. He hopes to qualify again for the CNFR, graduate college and "keep roping."

Jake Christenson

Jake Christenson

Junior, Pawhuska

Event(s): Calf Roping

Christenson was ranked in the top five in the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association as a senior and finished in the top 10 at the International Finals in Shawnee. He hopes to make it to the College National Finals Rodeo before graduation.

 

Kari Jo Couch

Kari Jo Couch

Junior, Goodwell

Event(s): Breakaway Roping

Couch is a transfer from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Her goal is to keep improving in her event.

 

 

Clay Cowan

Clay Cowan

Sophomore, Highmore, S.D.

Event(s): Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping, Team Roping

Cowan was the reserve champion steer wrestler at the South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo and qualified for the National High School Finals Rodeo. His goal is to "win."

Jerrod Dodd

Jerrod Dodd

Freshman, Mustang

Event(s): Team Roping

In high school, Dodd a finalist in the Fear Not Champion High School Rodeo for four years and won several local rodeos. His goals are  to win as many college rodeos as possible and go to the College National Finals Rodeo.

Dana Donley

Dana Donley

Senior, Ellsworth, Kan.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping

 

 

Holly Edmondson

Holly Edmondson

Freshman, Eureka, Kan.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

Edmondson was recognized as an honor student and was a member of the National Honor Society, Who's Who in Mathematics and Who's Who in ACT. She qualified for the Kansas High School Rodeo Association state finals in three events for three years. Her goals are to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in two events and has a safe and successful season.

Dustin Elmenhorst

Dustin Elmenhorst

Freshman, El Reno

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping

An honor roll student, Elmenhorst was an Oklahoma High School Rodeo Asso-ciation finalist and was in the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show five times. His goal is to make the College National Finals Rodeo while making good grades.

Krystal Fortune Krystal Fortune
Graduate Student, Medicine Lodge, Kan.
Event(s): Barrel Racing

Fortune, who also serves as an assistant coach, was a four-time qualifier for the Kansas High School Rodeo Association finals and a two-time qualifier for the national finals. She also has qualified for the Central Plains regional rodeo. Her goals are to make it to the College National Finals and be successful in her life.

Tyler Garten

Tyler Garten

Junior, Kingman, Kan.

Event(s): Calf Roping, Steer Roping, Steer Wrestling

A transfer from Pratt Community College, Garten qualified for the Kansas High School Finals Rodeo all four years.

 

Steve Gass

Steve Gass

Freshman, Medicine Lodge, Kan.

Event(s): Bull Riding

Gass' goals for his first year in college are to make it to the College National Finals Rodeo, meet new friends and get good grades.

 

Dace Green

Dace Green

Freshman, Laverne

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling

In high school, Green was named to the National Honor Roll and to the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association all-academic team. He has qualified for the Tri-State Rodeo finals for three years and was the average winner in calf roping two years ago. His goal is to be "an all-around cowboy."

James Hajek

James Hajek

Freshman, Hennessey

Event(s): Stock Contracting

In high school, Hajek was named to the principal's honor roll. His goal is to become a PRCA stock contractor and own a world champion bucking bull.

 

Krista Hawkins

Krista Hawkins

Freshman, Guymon

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

Hawkins qualified for the National High School Rodeo Association Finals in both barrel racing and breakaway roping and girls' cutting. She was the 2002 Kansas High School Rodeo All-Around Cowgirl, the 2002 Kansas State Barrels Champion and the 2003 All-Around Reserve Champion. She hopes to have a successful year in all events and qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in barrel racing.

Troy Hermelbracht

Troy Hermelbracht

Senior, Homer, Neb.

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping

Hermelbracht is a transfer from Eastern Wyoming College. He twice qualified for the National High School Rodeo Association Finals and once for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

Jordan Holland

Jordan Holland

Senior, Dillon, Mont.

Event(s): Bull Riding, Saddle Bronc, Team Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling

Holland is a transfer from Montana State University. He has been a College National Finals Rodeo qualifier and was the "Wild Rider" at the Fort Hays State University rodeo. He plans to finish college, get into business and continue to rodeo.

Rebecca Johnson

 

Rebecca Johnson

Senior, Glenwood, Iowa

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying

Johnson transferred from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M where she named to Who's Who Among American Junior College Students. An honor roll student, she is the Central Plains Region Reserve Champion in barrel racing and has qualified twice for the College National Finals Rodeo. Her goal is to qualify for the CNFR in both barrels and breakaway roping.

Kylee Kenworthy

Kylee Kenworthy

Sophomore, Welch

Event(s): Barrel Racing

Kenworthy was the 1997 champion pole bender and the 1998 All-Around Champion of the Youth Rodeo Association. She was elected 2000 Miami Rodeo Queen. Named to the president's honor roll, her goals are to graduate and have a happy and successful life.

 

Nathan Kirtley

Nathan Kirtley

Freshman, Kingfisher

Event(s): Team Roping

Kirtley's goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

Chelsea Kohlman

Chelsea Kohlman

Sophomore, Dawson Creek, B.C.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying

A transfer from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Kohlman is a high school honor graduate. She qualified in two events for the National High School Rodeo Finals. Her goal is to improve in all of her events.

Tyson Kolb

Tyson Kolb

Senior, Cherokee

Event(s): Steer Wrestling, Calf Roping

Kolb is a two-time qualifier for the regional championship rodeo and went to the College National Finals Rodeo in 2003. His goals are to be a national contender at his sport and to succeed in life.

 

T.J. Lamle

 

T.J. Lamle

Junior, Aline

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping, Bull Riding

 

K.W. Lauer

K.W. Lauer

Freshman, Buffalo

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping

A member of the National Honor Society in high school, Lauer is the ISRA champion and the 2002 Northwest Oklahoma Junior Rodeo All-Around Champion.

Charlie Madison

Charlie Madison

Senior, Fort Scott, Kan.

Event(s): Team Roping

Madison is a transfer from Fort Scott Community College. His goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

Brent Manuel

Brent Manuel

Senior, Lake Charles, La.

Event(s): Calf Roping

 

 

 

Maggie McCracken

Maggie McCracken

Sophomore, Alva

Event(s): Barrel Racing

McCracken qualified for the state high school finals her junior and senior years. Her goal is to have a successful season and have fun.

Megan McCracken

Megan McCracken

Sophomore, Alva

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

A transfer from Pratt community College, McCracken is a former Kansas High School Rodeo finalist. Her goals are to have a successful season and a happy life.

Jessica McMillin

Jessica McMillin

Senior, Goodland, Kan.

Event(s): Barrel Racing, Goat Tying

McMillin qualified for the regional championship rodeo in both goat tying and barrel racing and went to the College National Finals in goat tying. She would like to return to Casper in both her events. She carries a grade point average of 3.8.

Heath Nolte

Heath Nolte

Senior, Lenapah

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping

Nolte is a transfer from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. He is a three-time qualifier for the regional championship rodeo and has gone to the College National Finals Rodeo twice. His goals are to graduate college and get a good job.

 

Torrey Odenbach

 

Torrey Odenbach

Senior, Taylor, Neb.

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping, Steer Wrestling

A transfer from Pratt Community College, Odenbach was the 1997 state champion in team roping. He was a four-time qualifier for the National High School Rodeo Finals. His goals are to graduate with an ag-business degree and qualify for the College National Rodeo Finals in 2004.

Tim Ohm

Tim Ohm

Senior, Huron, S.D.

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping

In high school, Ohm was recipient of the Hugh O'Brien Leadership and Heart awards. He has qualified for the U.S. Team Roping Championship and was the Noble County Ranch Rodeo champion. His goal is to "win."

Jeff Pettit

Jeff Pettit

Senior, Jal, N.M.

Event(s): Calf Roping

Pettit is a transfer from New Mexico Junior College where he was named to the dean's list. He was the calf roping champion at the Little Rock, Ark., PRCA rodeo.

Wyatt Pillars

 

Wyatt Pillars

Freshman, Beaver

Event(s): Team Roping

Pillars goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

 

 

Kelsey Powders

Kelsey Powders

Sophomore, Woodward

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying

At Northwestern, Powders has been named to the president's honor roll. She qualified for the 2000 and 2001 National High School Finals Rodeo and the 2003 regional championship rodeo. Her goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in both her events.

Rachel Pridemore

Rachel Pridemore

Junior, Lincoln, Ark.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

Pridemore is a transfer from Rogers State University. She is the 2001 Barry Burk champion and set the International Finals Youth Rodeo arena record holder in breakaway roping.

Zac Ream

Zac Ream

Junior, Alva

Event(s): Calf Roping

 

Jacey Richardson

 

Jacey Richardson

Senior, Groom, Texas

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying

Richardson was a four-time qualifier for the Oklahoma High School Rodeo Association Finals.

 

 

Colt Roberts

Colt Roberts

Junior, El Dorado, Kan.

Event(s): Calf Roping, Team Roping, Bull Riding

An honor roll student in high school, Roberts participated all four years in high school rodeo. His goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

Charleen Rosson

Charleen Rosson

Senior, Phoenix, Ariz.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying

A transfer from Cochise College, Rosson is a two-time Grand Canyon Region champion in goat tying. She also was chosen 2000 Rookie of the Year and has qualified twice for the College National Finals Rodeo.

Justin Rumford

Justin Rumford

Senior, Abbyville, Kan.

Event(s): Steer Wrestling, Saddle Bronc

Rumford has qualified for the PRCA Prairie Circuit Finals and was named Rookie of the Year. He was the Central Plains Region steer wrestling champion in 2001.

Russell Schieber

Russell Schieber

Senior, Newkirk

Event(s): Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Calf Roping

Schieber has been a Noble County rodeo champion and his goal is to make the College National Finals Rodeo and win there.

Brittany Schnee

Brittany Schnee

Senior, Shelby, Mont.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

A transfer from Oklahoma State University, Schnee was a National High School Rodeo Finals qualifier. Her immediate goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo and her long-term goal is to be admitted to veterinary school.

Dale Simpson

Dale Simpson

Senior, Boynton

Event(s): Team Roping

 

Lacey Stubblefield

Lacey Stubblefield

Junior, Enid

Event(s): Barrel Racing

Stubblefield was named the 2000 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen and in 2003 moved up to the title of Miss Rodeo Oklahoma.

 

Jess Tierney

Jess Tierney

Senior, Hermosa, S.D.

Event(s): Team Roping, Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling

A transfer from New Mexico Junior College, Tierney was a two-time qualifier for the National High School Rodeo Finals. He also has been a two-time qualifier for the PRCA Badlands Circuit Finals and last year qualified for the NIRA regional championship rodeo. His goal is "to compete every time like it's my last and to be a champion in and out of the arena."

Jarred Tyree

Jarred Tyree

Junior, Alva

Event(s): Calf Roping

 

Dallas Watson

Dallas Watson

Juniorr, Independence, Kan.

Event(s): Steer Wrestling

 

 

Teddi Winfrey

Teddi Winfrey

Freshman, Plains, Kan.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying

Winfrey was a two-time National High School Rodeo Finals qualifier and was named to the Wrangler All-Star Rodeo Team. Her goal is to make the College National Finals Rodeo as a freshman.

Weston Winfrey

Weston Winfrey

Junior, Plains, Kan.

Event(s): Team Roping

Winfrey is a transfer from Pratt Community College where he qualified for the regional championship rodeo as a freshman. His goal is to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

Maggie May Wood

Maggie May Wood

Freshman, Columbia, Mo.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing

Wood is a two-time National High School Rodeo finalist and was the Missouri State Breakaway Roping Champion.

Arin Wooten

Arin Wooten

Senior, Kim, Colo.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping

Wooten is a two-time High School Finals Rodeo qualifier, as well as a two-time College National Finals Rodeo qualifier. She is the reigning Central Plains Region Breakaway Roping Champion and also won the event at the regional championship rodeo in Lawton. Her goal is to make it back to the CNFR "one more time."

Jeana Younger

Jeana Younger

Senior, Louisburg, Kan.

Event(s): Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing, Goat Tying

Younger, a transfer from Fort Scott Community College, now is a wellness promotion major and a licensed massage therapist.