Four MPCC Rodeo Team members qualify for nationals
Four members of the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team have punched their tickets for the College National Finals Rodeo.
They are: Jacob Haren in the tie-down roping and team roping; Jentri Hurlburt of Arcadia and Barrett Schlieker in the team roping and Koby Jacobson in the bull riding.
Haren ended the season as the Great Plains Region reserve champion header and tie-down roper. It will be the first time that he, Hurlburt and Schlieker compete at the CNFR and the fourth consecutive trip for Jacobson.
MPCC finishes the year third in the men’s team standings, with a 151-point margin, and sixth in the women’s team standings.
Haren placed third in the men’s regional all-around standings with his respective reserve championships in tie-down and team roping. Nick Rettinger, Schlieker and Jacobson also earned placings in the year-end all-around standings by garnering over 200 points in two events throughout the season.
Some of Haren’s teammates made it onto the regional leaderboard in team roping as well. Hurlburt is fourth in heading. On the heeling side, Schlieker is fifth and Rex Day is seventh.
Jacobson is third in the region in bull riding.
Regionally in the steer wrestling, Quade Potter is fifth, Rettinger is sixth, Kaden Wooters is seventh, Haren is eighth, Schlieker is ninth and Jacobson is 10th.
“I’m over the moon excited for our four CNFR qualifiers,” said Wyatt Clark MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. “They all compete at a level to bring home national championships. We will be well-represented at the CNFR in June.”