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TUCSON, Ariz. - First-place finishes in barrels and breakaway roping by New Mexico State University rodeo team members earned another first-place finish Saturday for the women's team.
The NMSU men didn't fare too well in team competition at the University of Arizona rodeo, although Aggies dominated roping events.
"It was just a tough day for the guys," said NMSU rodeo coach Jim Dewey Brown.
The women maintained their first-place ranking in the Grand Canyon Region.
For the Aggies, Janelle Manygoats of Winslow, Ariz., won the breakaway roping, catching her calf in 3.5 seconds. Manygoats is a three-time qualifier to the College National Finals Rodeo. Katrina Stackpole of Tijeras was fourth in 3.9 seconds.
In barrel racing, Central Arizona College transfer Wylene Penrod of Laveen, Ariz., won for the Aggies with a time of 17.76 seconds. NMSU's Bailey Gow of Roseburg, Ore., was fourth in 18.26. Rachael Van Cleve of Bosque Farms was fourth in goat tying, 9.2 seconds.
Aggie calf roper Dan Whitworth of May, Idaho, another Central Arizona College transfer, was first in 12.3 seconds. Arcel Allsup of Duncan, Ariz., was third, 13.3. Steer wrestler Frank Krentz of Douglas, Ariz., took second with a time of 14.7 seconds.
For NMSU, team ropers Ty Trammell of Alamogordo and Bode Baize of Anthony, N.M., were second, 7.5 seconds; Allsup and a University of Arizona roper were third, 7.7; and Victor Perez of Corona and Brian Bell of Fort Lupton, Colo., finished in fourth, 8.1.
The Aggies compete next at the April 15 Cochise Community College rodeo in Douglas, Ariz. Brown said the men will concentrate on rough stock events in practice.
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