The New Mexico State University is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a series of outstanding wins in recent competitions. For example, in a recent regional competition the men’s team placed first, while the women’s team placed third.
Jace Cooley, student athlete of Musselshell, Montana, finished first in the saddle bronc riding event, and also competed in a recent pro rodeo receiving a score of 72 points.Derek Runyan, sophomore of Silver City, New Mexico, has been on a win streak, winning the tie-down roping at the NMSU college rodeo holding a time of 10.2 seconds for the win.
Tyler Muth, of Murrieta, California, took the first-place position in the steer wrestling with a time of 4.9 seconds.“I was very fortunate to draw a good steer and do my job,” Muth said. “I was lucky to be able to ride my friend’s good horse, Glover. The horse worked great and I am excited to see what the rest of the season holds for me in the steer wrestling.”
Karley Deforest, of Yuma, Arizona, tied a quick time in the goat tying, resulting in a first-place outcome. “It was a smooth run, but I never expected it to be that fast,” said Deforest. “I was so excited when I heard that I was a 6.7.”
NMSU Rodeo Coach Logan Corbett competed in the pro rodeo during the fair. Corbett won the bareback riding with an astonishing score of 92 points, ten points higher than the second-place competitor.