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MPCC Rodeo Team rounds out fall rodeos
Local: Trenton Solida
By Heather Johnson

Trenton Solida - Back row far left

The Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team is sitting second in the Great Plains Region in the men's team standings and third in the women's team standings halfway through the 2018-19 season.

That's after the MPCC men's and women's teams both finished fifth at the Sisseton Wahpeton College Rodeo in Sisseton, S.D. on Friday.

JD Draper, of Oakley, Kan., continued his winning streak by placing first in the steer wrestling. He was followed by teammates Marshall Still, of Oconto, who split third and fourth and Austin Madison, of Whiting, Iowa, who finished fifth.

"JD just went out there and took care of business," said Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. "He's done really well this year. He was sitting second in the region going into Sisseton, and then we made a hazer change because the timing has been off a bit. The timing was better in South Dakota. JD made two really good runs and came out on top."

JD Draper.jpg

Sheyenne Hammond, of Valentine, ended up second in the barrel racing and Koby Jacobsen, of Haiku, Hawaii, was third in the bull riding.

Trenton Solida, of Phillipsburg, Kan., rounded out the day sixth in the tie-down roping while Seth Pearson, of Valentine, and Sean Miller, of Callaway, finished sixth in the team roping.

"Overall, we didn't have as good of a rodeo as we should have," said Nokes. "I know we can do better. It could end up being the best thing for us, though, because these kids are going to have some time over the winter months to practice hard and work on any areas they're having trouble with then come back even stronger in the spring."

Sisseton was the final rodeo of the fall. The team will have a break until spring when it travels to four more rodeos.

(JD Draper)

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