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Members of the New Mexico State University Rodeo team competed in the Frank DuBois Saddle Bronc Riding and Calf Roping March 26 at the Southern New Mexico State Fairgrounds in Las Cruces, N.M.
The saddle bronc riders competed in two rounds and a short-go. Garrison DeWitt, of Rio Rico, Ariz., placed second in the first round with a score of 74. He also placed second in the short-go round with a 71. Steve Hacker, of Battle Mountain, Nev., tied for second with a score of 73 in the second round of the event.
The calf roping had five elimination rounds and a showdown, which paid $1,500. In the first round, Bo Simpson, of Las Cruces, N.M., placed second with a time of 9.7 seconds, and JoDan Mirabal, of Grants, N.M., received third with a time of 10.5.
Simpson also placed second in the third, fourth and fifth rounds, with times of 10.3, 9.5 and 9.5 seconds, respectively.
Johnny Salvo, of Horse Springs, N.M., placed first in the second round with a 9.5-second run. Salvo also placed first in the fourth round with a time of 8.9 seconds.
Brandon Biebel won first in the short-go round of the saddle bronc event, with a score of 74. Biebel also won first overall in the event. Jesse Clark won the showdown round of the calf roping with an 8.5-second run.
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