Campbell and Kautz advance to College National Finals Rodeo short go final round

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Campbell and Kautz advance to College National Finals Rodeo short go final round

Fresno State senior Colton Campbell (Klamath Falls) and sophomore Meagan Kautz (Santa Clarita) led the Fresno State Bulldoggers rodeo team with top-12 finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo, June 10 to 16 in Casper, Wyoming. In his third trip to the CNFR event, Campbell finished seventh in the in the team roping header standings with a combined time of 25.5 seconds in four rounds of action. His horse Desperada received the American Quarter Horse Men’s Horse of the Year honor after his heeler horse Nic-n-Pine won the same honor in 2016. Kautz placed 11th overall in barrel racing with a combined overall time of 63.91 seconds. The team’s other three competitors included sophomores Mitchell Parham (Clovis), who placed 23rd in bareback riding and Jacob Bairos (Modesto) who placed 32nd in steer wrestling, and junior Bodi Dodds (Sanger) who placed 40th in tie-down roping. Under the guidance of third-year coach Tony Branquinho, Fresno State ranked 35th overall in the final men’s team standings with 90 points. All five Fresno State individual entries qualified based on their West Coast region standings over 10 competitions from September through May. In the regional team rankings, the Bulldoggers men and women each stood third in the West Coast region — both one position shy of a national invitation.  RESULTS: http://cnfr.com