Mud Wrestling for Morman
Jen Obrigewitch, Asst Rodeo Coach
Oct. 6, 2013.
Ames, Iowa. –Six plus inches of rain on the Iowa State University arena Thursday and Friday didn't dampen Cameron Morman's spirits. Morman (So., Glen Ullin, N.D.) emerged as the muddy champion of the steer wrestling at the Cyclone Stampede. With consistent runs of 5.4 and 5.6 seconds, Morman won the long go and the average and split the short go win with teammate Evan Entze. Entze (Jr., Golden Valley, N.D.) came into the short go in eighth place with a long 14.2 on Saturday and finished fifth in the average. It was a successful rodeo for the Entze family as cousinColeman Entze, (So., Golden Valley, N.D.) covered both his bulls, winning the long round with a 71 and placing second in the short with a 65. Entze was also second in the average. Dillon Wickum (Sr., Minot, N.D.) won the opening round of tie down roping with a 10.2 second run. The drier ground for Sunday's short round led to some blistering times and Wickum's 11.8 was all the way down in fifth, but his 22.0 on two was good for fourth in the average. Cody Hilzendeger (Sr., Baldwin, N.D.) was solid once again, qualifying for the short go with a 12.1 in the long round and improving to a 10.8 for fourth in the short round and fifth in the average. Defending Great Plains Region Champion Bareback Rider Jordan Pelton (Sr., Halliday, N.D.) posted a 60 point ride to split fifth in the round and sixth in the average. The men's team finished third with 425 points behind South Dakota State with 690 and Iowa Central Community College with 450 points.
The woes for the women's team continued in Ames. The Lady Hawks were again shut out of the barrel racing short go, although ground conditions may have been largely to blame given that all eleven Bluehawk barrel racers drew up in the opening slack at 8:00 Saturday morning. With the sun shining, ground conditions improved dramatically for the afternoon and evening performances, and only three of the eighty contestants in slack made it back on Sunday. Afton Wznick (Sr., Cavalier, N.D.) stepped in forDalton Rixen, who stayed home from the Iowa rodeos for his brother's wedding, and heeled for Ross Odde of S.D.S.U. Wznick snared two feet in the long round to place second with an 8.9 but missed in the short go.Presley Hamann, (Sr., Holloway, Minn.) had two solid runs in the breakaway, but solid wasn't good enough for big points in Ames, where two second runs were plentiful. Hamann's respectable 3.2 was only sixth in the long round while her 3.7 garnered her fifth in the short round and the average. Freshman Jordyn Schaefer (Des Lacs, N.D.) made her first trip to the short round, qualifying in both the breakaway roping with a time of 3.3 and the goat tying with a time of 8.6. However, she took no times in both events on Sunday afternoon. The Lady Hawks finished sixth overall. The Lady Jacks of S.D.S.U. were the victors.
The Hawks will wrap up their fall season indoors at the Bison Stampede in Fargo, N.D., Oct 17 and 18.