ENMU freshmen prep for CNFR

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Trujillo By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer PORTALES — Just five months ago, Michael Trujillo and Chance Kiehne were just another pair of freshmen trying to learn the ropes of college rodeo, and having each other as partners. Now, they’re confident they’re five weeks away for a national championship. “I think we have a really […]

ENMU’s Roberts qualifies for CNFR

CNJ staff STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University senior Kyle Roberts teamed with Jake Cobb of Weatherford (Texas) College to place second in the team roping average, after splitting first and second in the first go with a time of 5.9 seconds and winning the short go at 9.3 seconds in the Tarleton State […]

ENMU will send four to CNFR

CNJ staff PORTALES — The Eastern New Mexico University men’s rodeo team finished its regular season with four members qualifying for the College National Finals Rodeo, scheduled for June 15-21 in Casper, Wyo. Senior Jared Green placed fourth in bareback riding with a total score of 150 at last weekend’s Tarleton State Rodeo in Stephenville, […]

Hound doesn’t score at CNFR

CNJ staff CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico’s Dusty Higgins did not receive a score in the first go-round of the bull riding competition on Sunday at the College National Finals Rodeo. Only 12 of 35 competitors in the event received a score. ENMU’s James Gililland (team roping) and Brittany Bennett (barrel racing) will have their […]