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Montana Western rodeo gears up for CNFR in Casper, Wyo.

Posted: 5:08 PM, Jun 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-08 00:35:44-04

(Editor’s Note: Montana Western media release)

CASPER, Wyo. – The University of Montana Western Rodeo team is heading to College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

The Bulldog women’s team finished second in the Big Sky Region under first-year head coach Kody Lahaye to qualify for the CNFR. Lahaye will also send three individuals in the men’s side.

Sierra Lyons and Jaylee Stimpson will represent the Bulldogs in the barrel racing, while Lorrie Ann Smith and Lyons will compete in the goat tying.

In the men’s events, Kelly Murnion will compete in the bull riding, Troy Kirkpatrick and Brody Smith will each compete in the bareback riding. Smith will also participate in the Team Roping with Montana State’s Levi Delamarter.

The CNFR is set to start Sunday June 9 at 1 p.m. with “Bulls Broncs and Breakaway” slack will take place all day Monday and Tuesday morning, with performances starting Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

Each cowboy or cowgirl will get three attempts with the top 12 advancing to the championship short-go on Saturday, June, 15 at 7 p.m.

Starting Wednesday the performances will be broadcast on ESPN3 [espn.com]

Stay up-to-date with all the CNFR action by following UMW Athletics on Facebook and Twitter, and the UMW Rodeo Team on Facebook.