The Idaho State University Women’s Rodeo team finished their season ranked first regionally and are currently leading in the national standings. Led by head coach Kindee Wilson, the ISU Rodeo team wrapped up a successful season. Several team members will be heading to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming from June 12-19 to compete in their respective events.
Notable ISU awards included:
- Haven Jones – Women’s All-Around Cowgirl, Rookie of the Year, 2nd place barrel racing, 2nd place goat tying, 3rd place breakaway roping, 15th place team roping heeler
- Mylee Mickelsen – 1st place goat tying, 4th place breakaway roping, 4th place Women’s All-Around
- Zoie Bedke – 1st place breakaway roping, 12th place barrel racing, 15th place/tie team roping header
- Brock Udy – 2nd place bull riding
- Jimi Lloyd – 4th place goat tying, 13th place breakaway roping, 7th place Women’s All-Around
- Brooke Winward – 8th place breakaway roping
- Zach Ekstrom – 10th place tie down roping, 15th place/tie team roping header
The women’s team secured the regional title with 4,774.82 overall points and are currently leading the national standings.
ISU competed against over 300 student rodeo athletes attending BYU-Idaho, College of Southern Idaho, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado Northwest Community College, Dixie College, Snow College, Southern Utah University, Utah State University, Utah State University Eastern, Utah Valley University and Weber State University.
The Idaho State women’s rodeo team is ranked first in the country heading to the College National Finals Rodeo, which will be held starting June 12 in Casper, Wyoming. With 4,774.82 total points, the Bengals lead second-place Montana State University by over 300 points.
ISU’s Haven Jones is leading the women’s all-around standings, both nationally and in the Rocky Mountain Region. Jones finished the regular season ranked second in the region in barrel racing and goat tying, and third in breakaway roping.
Mylee Mickelsen is first in the region in goat tying and fourth in all-around, and Zoie Bedke is first in breakaway roping.
Jimi Lloyd, who went to Bear Lake High School, is in seventh place in the region all-around standings. Every member of the team is from Idaho.
ISU’s men’s team is ninth in the region standings. Brock Udy, from Malad, is second in bull riding. ISU’s regular season, which started back in September, ended last weekend with a rodeo at Utah Valley.
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