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MPCC cowboys win all-around titles in Iowa

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Two Mid-Plains Community College rodeo team members claimed all-around titles in rodeos at Fort Dodge, Iowa over the weekend. They were Koby Jacobson of Hershey and Zane Patrick of Bartlett.

The team competed at the Iowa Central Community College Triton Stampede in what was essentially a doubleheader. With three colleges in the Great Plains Region unable to have rodeos this fall because of COVID-19, the Triton Stampede picked up one of the events that was canceled. That meant packing two rodeos into three days — Thursday through Saturday.

The men on MPCC’s team had enough points to win the first rodeo and place second in the second rodeo. A total of 21 team members advanced to the short go Saturday night.

Jacobson led the charge — winning the bull riding in the first rodeo then placing second in the bull riding and winning both the steer wrestling and the all-around championship at the second rodeo.

“That’s pretty impressive,” said Garrett Nokes, MPCC rodeo team coach. “To go from one end of the arena to the other and win as much as Koby did is phenomenal.”

Patrick also won the steer wrestling and was third in the team roping in the first rodeo — earning enough points to make him the men’s all-around champ.

Continuing the streak in the steer wrestling, Marshall Still, of Oconto, placed fourth; Nick Rettinger of Amidon, North Dakota, was fifth; Jacob Haren of Erie, Colorado, came in sixth and Austin Madison of Whiting, Iowa, was seventh.

“That’s just awesome,” Nokes said. “Our steer wrestlers continue to dominate. We’ve now won the steer wrestling at all four rodeos we’ve competed in this season, and all 11 of our steer wrestlers have scored points.”

Wynn Schaack of Wall, South Dakota, also won one of his events — team roping in the first rodeo. The full list of individual results are as follows:

The team will compete in the last of the fall rodeos Thursday to Saturday in Dickinson, North Dakota.

First Rodeo

All-around: Zane Patrick.

Steer wrestling: 1, Zane Patrick; 4, Marshall Still; 5, Nick Rettinger; 6, Jacob Haren; 7, Austin Madison.

Bull riding: 1, Koby Jacobson.

Tie-down roping: 3, Austin Madison.

Team roping: 1, Wynn Schaack; 3, Danielle Wray, Ord, and Zane Patrick; 6, Ethan Wright, Sanborn, Iowa, and Brooklyn Spencer, Ulen, Minn.

Breakaway roping: 3, Jentri Hurlburt, Arcadia.

Second Rodeo

All-around: Koby Jacobson.

Steer wrestling: 1, Koby Jacobson; 4, Barrett Schlieker, Fort Lupton, Colo.

Bull riding: 2, Koby Jacobson.

Breakaway roping: 3, Sheyenne Hammond, Valentine.

Tie-down roping: 4, Sterling Lee, Rhame, N.D.

Team roping: 4, Barrett Schlieker and Jentri Hurlburt.

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