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Mesalands Rodeo Team finishes the fall semester strong and has high expectations for the spring

January 9, 2015

Caption. State Representative, Dennis Roch, presents Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team Member Edmiles Harvey of Tsaile, AZ, with his bareback riding championship buckle at the on-campus Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo Competition.

Caption. State Representative, Dennis Roch, presents Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team Member Edmiles Harvey of Tsaile, AZ, with his bareback riding championship buckle at the on-campus Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo Competition.

After building the momentum all semester long, the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team ended the fall semester on a high note.  The Men’s Team won the championship title at their on-campus intercollegiate rodeo competition, for the first time in the program’s history. The Men’s Team also brought home multiple individual titles and ended the fall semester third in the Grand Canyon Region. The Women’s Team also performed well and finished fourth in the region. The Mesalands Rodeo Team plans to continue this momentum and win more championship titles and secure multiple qualifiers for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

“As a Coach I was very pleased with how our student athletes performed last semester. I think they did an amazing job,” said Tim Abbott, Interim Intercollegiate Rodeo Coach at Mesalands. “We built on our performances at every rodeo in the fall and are now sitting in a position talent-wise, to win our region. We just have to continue to work hard and build on what we did in the fall and carry it over into the spring.”

The Mesalands Rodeo Team will have seven rodeo competitions in the spring and will host their first spring on-campus rodeo on April 17-18, 2015. Mesalands Community College will also be hosting a Mesalands Rodeo Preview Day on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 10:00 am. This event is open to all high school students that are interested in competing on the Mesalands Rodeo Team.

“Mesalands offers a wide-range of academic programs, low tuition costs, various athletic and academic scholarship opportunities, and the chance to practice as much, or more than any other institution in the nation. It’s just an incredible opportunity for students,” Coach Abbott said. “If you are looking for a place to start your college career and you want to work hard on your rodeo performance and collegiate studies, there’s no better place than Mesalands.”

Caption. Edmiles Harvey, member of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team electrified the bareback riding event at the on-campus Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo Competition, winning his second consecutive championship title of the season.

Caption. Edmiles Harvey, a member of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team electrified the bareback riding event at the on-campus Mesalands Intercollegiate Rodeo Competition, winning his second consecutive championship title of the season.