Fresno State rodeo students score in competition

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Fresno State rodeo students score in competition

Men’s and women’s rodeo team members from California State University, Fresno are roping, riding and wrestling this week at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo.

In first round of competition on Monday, Fresno State Bulldoggers Rodeo Club men’s team member Scott McCulloch tied for fourth place in calf roping. John Gragnani captured fifth place in saddle bronc riding. Women’s team member Brooke Fisher scored ninth ranking in breakaway roping.

Finals will be held Saturday.

The “Rose Bowl” of college rodeo, the College National Finals Rodeo is held each year in June. The nation’s best college cowboys and cowgirls from 11 different regions compete for national titles in saddle bronc, bareback, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying. The All-Around Cowboy and Cowgirl and the National Men’s and Women’s Teams also are named at the event.

Student athletes also will be competing for more than $200,000 in scholarships from the U.S. Tobacco Co. Scholarship Awards Program.