Viking Views 2022

He was truly blessed to draw the right animals at the right time to give him the opportunity to win the National title.” Joining the pair of All-Americans for the men’s rodeo team was Tucker Alberts who placed third overall in the steer wrestling average with a 19.0. Alberts also tied an arena record with his 3.4 in the second go-round to help propel him towards the top of the standings. Not to be outdone at the CNFR was the Viking women’s rodeo team, led by All-American Sheyenne Anderson (Palmyra, Calif.), who finished sixth in goat tying with a 25.5 in the average. A second member of the Viking rodeo program also tied an arena record during competition through the week. Kenlie Raby posted a 1.7 in her third go-round performance in breakaway roping to earn the achievement. The men’s team finished the CNFR third overall, just 10 points out of reserve National champion status. It was the best finish for the cowboys since 2010. The women’s team entered the CNFR No. 16 in the National standings after the regular season ended, but posted a top ten team finish, placing at No. 9. Missouri Valley was the only school to have both its men’s and women’s teams finish in the top ten at the conclusion of the CNFR. “The entire College National Finals Rodeo was exciting and rewarding,” added Mason. “We had four individuals finish as go-round winners at some point during the week, tied two arena records, and finished with a National champion. Having both teams finish in the top ten, and the only school at that, was a great accomplishment. ” 19

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