The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Rodeo Team has recently made its mark at rodeo events in Tucumcari, New Mexico, showcasing remarkable talent and determination. The team displayed outstanding performances on October 13th and 14th, with impressive results that have set the stage for their upcoming challenges.

On the first day of the competition, the NTU men's rodeo team secured a remarkable 3rd place finish, demonstrating their tenacity and skill in the arena. This was followed by a commendable 4th place finish on the subsequent day, further solidifying their presence on the rodeo circuit.

One standout performer of the event was bareback rider Hyan Ramos, who made his college rodeo debut on October 13th and claimed victory in the bareback riding event. His impressive performance earned him not only a check but also 145 valuable points, propelling him to 3rd place in the overall standings. Hyan Ramos's incredible debut sets a promising trajectory for his rodeo career.

Another noteworthy newcomer to the NTU Rodeo Team, bareback rider Isaiah Tom, made a strong impression during the weekend in Tucumcari. He secured a 2nd place finish on October 14 in the bareback riding event, earning 126 points and solidifying his position at 4th place in the overall standings. Isaiah Tom's early success bodes well for his future in the rodeo arena.

In the thrilling world of steer wrestling, Matthew Jodie emerged as a dominant force for the NTU team. On the 13th, he claimed victory in the steer wrestling event, earning a well-deserved check and 145 crucial points. The following day, on the 14th, Matthew Jodie maintained his excellent form by securing 2nd place, earning another check and 126 points. With these consistent performances, he now stands atop the leaderboard in the steer wrestling event, further establishing himself as a formidable force in the sport.

Coach Pino expressed her pride in the team's accomplishments.The team's camaraderie, dedication, and passion for rodeo are clear indicators of their potential for future success.

The NTU Rodeo Team is now gearing up for their next challenge in Las Cruces, New Mexico. However, due to a scheduling conflict, most of the team members won't be able to attend, as they will be participating in the Indian National Finals Rodeo (INFR) taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Coach Pino conveyed her appreciation for the hard work put in by her team throughout the year and extended her best wishes to those competing in Vegas.

As the NTU Rodeo Team continues to make a name for themselves in the world of rodeo, they serve as an inspiration to aspiring rodeo athletes and a source of pride for Navajo Technical University. With their dedication and passion, this talented group of individuals is poised for even greater achievements in the rodeo arena.

Skyhawk Athletics

NTU teams have goals to place in their conference, regional, and national championships in a variety of sports. Winning teams have become a tradition at NTU in both men’s and women’s sports. Community support for intercollegiate athletics at NTU has been outstanding. The caliber of coaching, the quality of uniforms and equipment, the training and medical facilities, and the opportunity to play against good competition are superior. NTU Athletic Programs aspire to the highest level of intercollegiate competition, sportsmanship and academic excellence through the University mission.

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