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The Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College rodeo teams competed in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. Emma Ricke was named the CNFR Rookie of the Year in Barrel Racing, and Bailey Stuva was the Reserve All-Around Champion. 

“It was an awesome year for NEO Rodeo,” said NEO Rodeo coach Kolby Ungeheuer. “I couldn’t be more pleased. Six NEO students competed at the CNFR on the national stage with three top-fifteen finishes. I am looking forward to many outstanding years for NEO Rodeo.” 

The NEO Rodeo women’s team and two members of the men’s team qualified to compete in the CNFR after their wins in the Central Plains Region rodeo circuit.

College National Finals Rodeo results: 

Goat Tying 

Jessie Ishmael – 13th place 

Barrel Racing 

Emma Ricke – 13th place 

Bailey Stuva – 15th place 

Pictured above, left to right: NEO coach Kolby Ungeheuer, Shane Jenkins, Bailey Stuva, Emma Ricke, Larissa Byers, Jessie Ishmael, Zane Kilgus, NEO Rodeo volunteer coach Jason Ishmael, NEO Agriculture department chair Dr. Mary Booth.

For more information, please contact Kolby Ungeheuer at kolby.ungeheuer@neo.edu or 918-540-6480.


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