NMSU rodeo team takes 7th at nationals

New Mexico

Sophomore Baylee Johnston dismounts her horse after roping a goat. She is one of six women who competed for the New Mexico State University women’s rodeo team that placed seventh overall at the College National Finals Rodeo. (NMSU photo by Josh Bachman)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE)- For the first time in a decade, the New Mexico State women’s rodeo team placed in the top 10 at the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming.

On the men’s team, graduate student Dylan Riggins qualified for the championship round in bareback riding and ranked 12th in the nation. There will be a two-hour delayed broadcast of the competition airing on ESPN.

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