Grann, Blue Hawks continue to roll in spring

Grann, Blue Hawks continue to roll in spring

BROOKINGS, S.D. –  Bobbi Grann led the Blue Hawks  to their second straight win of the 2013-14 season by winning the goat tying and women's all-around titles.  The men's team finished second to Iowa Central Community College, led by Cameron Morman who placed in tied down roping and steer wrestling was reserve all-around cowboy.

Grann gathered points from every women's event, placing second in the long go-round of both the barrel racing and goat tying. Grann's 7.0 in the short go was the fastest time of the weekend in the goat tying and paired with a solid 7.3 was enough to win the average. Grann came back to the short round of the breakaway roping in seventh with a 4.1 second run. Her 3.5 in the short go turned into a 13.5 as she left a hair too soon, but it held for fifth in both the round and the average. A tipped barrel in the short round took Grann and short go qualifier Mattea Hecker out of the average in that event. Michaela Kathrein placed sixth in the long go and the average in the barrels with runs of 13.78 and 13.94. Freshmen Jordyn Schaefer and Cassandra Bauskeboth picked up points in the goat tying. Schaefer tied for second in the long round with a 7.3 and clocked a 7.1 in the short but ended up with a no time. Bauske was 8.5 in both rounds and finished sixth in the average.

Christina Jacobson and Evan Entze teamed up to win the first go of the team roping with a 7.7 but came up empty in the short go, as did Jake Bauman who split second in the long go with a 7.9 heeling behind River Voigt from Black Hills State. Presley Hamman and Afton Wznick were sixth in the long round with a 10.4.

Morman placed third in the long round and second in the short go and average of the tie down roping with times of 11.4 and 10.3. He skated into the short go in last hole of the bulldogging after breaking the barrier in the long go, but placed third in in the short go with a 6.5 and finished fifth in the average. Dalton Rixen won the saddle bronc riding average with 69 and 58.Jordan Pelton rode two out of three of his bareback horses winning the second round with a 77 point score and splitting third with a 67 in the first round. Cody Hilzendeger capitalized on his tenth place appearance in the short go by winning fourth in the round and the average.

After a weekend off, the Blue Hawks will be headed to Lincoln, Neb. for the Cornhusker Stampede April 18-19.


Release written by Asst. Rodeo Coach Jen Obrigewitch.