Navajo Technical University believes that a sound program of athletic activities can provide valuable opportunities for developing physical fitness and overall qualities of character and leadership. The athletic program seeks to enhance our athletes through education and competition that will stimulate a lasting positive attitude of discipline, dedication, sportsmanship, integrity, and leadership.
We believe students have a tremendous opportunity to participate in intercollegiate sports and are here to support and help our students achieve their academic and athletics goals.
Navajo Tech is a member of the U.S. Collegiate Athletics Association (USCAA), the U.S. Collegiate Archery Association (USCA), the the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).
Benjie Sam made it back to short go at the College National Finals Rodeo for NTU. Benjie is the first Navajo Technical University Athlete to make it to the short go.
Benjie is in 3rd in the National.
College National Finals Rodeo 2016 Navajo Technical University
Archie Becenti Bull Riding Position Draw
Go: 1 Section: 6 Sunday 6/12/2016 - Performance at 4pm Go: 2 Section: 3 Tuesday 6/14/2016 - Slack at 7am Go: 3 Section: 3 Thursday 6/16/2016 - Performance at 7pm
Benjie Sam Team Roping Position Draw
Go: 1 Section: 1 Monday 6/13/2016 - Slack at 7am Go: 2 Section: 1 Tuesday 6/14/2016 - Slack at 7am Go: 3 Section: 3 Thursday 6/16/2016 - Performance at 7pm
George LaFrance Quote – "I know they will give it everything they have at National Finals. I am very proud that they are doing well in school hitting the books and competing in the rodeo arena at a very high level at the same time. I believe in our Navajo Technical University Athletes. Navajo Technical University is where students can make their own history."
The NTU Archery Team competed at the 2016 US Intercollegiate Archery Championships at the Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista, California, May 19-22, 2016. The mixed team of Maukenzi Moore & Shane Tsosie won a Bronze medal in the Mixed Team Bowhunter category. They bested Mississippi College 137 to 126 and advance to semifinals but fell to eventual champs, University of Cumberlands 121 to 145.
The NTU team competed in the Bronze match against Northeast Community College and won 130 to 120. During the awards banquet, team members received honors as Filiberto Vecenti was selected All-American in Recurve Men and two selections in the Best New Archer category for Best New Archer Bowhunter Women was Maukenzi Moore and Best New Archer Bowhunter Men was Chase Bebo. Congratulations, archery team for an outstanding year in archery.
Results for NTU athletes:
April 29, 2016
Tyler Sam placed in Team Roping 5th in the Long Go Performance
Tyson Charley and Jay Becenti placed in Team Roping place 2th in Long Go Performance
May 1, 2016
Tyler Sam placed in Team Roping 2nd in the Long Go Performance
May 1, 2016 – Short Go
Tyler Sam placed in Team Roping 2nd in average.
Jared Pino placed in Steer Wrestling placed in 4th in the Short Go
We are proud of our Rodeo Team. Navajo Technical University won the "Most Improved Rodeo of the Year" in Grand Canyon Region.
Congratulations to Benji Sam and Archie Becenti. They will compete in the National College Rodeo Finals in Casper, WY in June 12 – 18, 2016.
Benji Sam is in 2nd place in Team Roping Heeler position in Grand Canyon Region
Archie Becenti is in 3rd place in Bull Riding position in Grand Canyon Reigion
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