ENMU Men’s rodeo team wins competition

Senior Stetson Hererra finished first in the bareback riding and Ty Foster won the tie-down roping to lead the Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team to a first place finish at the recent first-ever New Mexico College-High School Challenge Rodeo in Farmington. The women’s team turned in a fourth-place finish.
Herrera won all three rounds in the bareback riding, finishing with an average score of 40. His final total of 219 points put him 15 points ahead of runner-up Daniel Etsitty from New Mexico State.
Foster’s average time of 30.3 seconds in the tie down roping was 1.5 seconds faster than runner up Wacey Walraven’s from New Mexico State. Jared Eshelman placed fourth in the tie down roping with an average time of 33.8 seconds, while Cole Jackson finished ninth in the steer wrestling, going 129.4 seconds.
Lynde May finished second in the goat tying, with an average score of 25.4. Raelyn Gardner finished third in the barrels with an average time of 51.75, just .22 seconds behind NMSU’s Staci Stanbrough. Charmaine Talbot placed 10th in the barrels, with an average time of 58.46 seconds.