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Nolan R. Burnside

Hello, my name is Nolan Ryan Burnside. My clan is Kinyaa’aanii (Towering house) born for Dzil t’ahnii (Near the mountain). I was born and raised in Crownpoint, New Mexico. I graduated from Crownpoint High School in 2016. I am enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program and hope to obtain my Associates degree. I compete in the Team Roping event and hopefully I can enter the Steerwrestling. I am a fourth year member of the NTU Rodeo Team. I currently have certificates in welding, construction technology and a CDL. My goals for the year is make top 3 in each event I compete in and continue to keep my grades up.

 

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Kyra Capitan

Yá'át'ééh shí eí Kyra Capitan yinishyé. Naakai Dine'é nishłi (Mexican clan) Tsenabahilnii báshíshchiin (Sleeping Rock clan) Naasht'ézhi Dine'é éí dashicheii (Zuni clan) To'aheedliinii éí dashinalí (Water Flow Together clan). I am 19 years old, I am from Crownpoint, NM. I attended Navajo Preparatory School in Farmington, New Mexico and graduated in 2018. This is my second year at NTU, majoring in Biology. I compete in Breakaway and Team Roping, as a heeler. My goals this year is to improve in my time events and work my way up in the standings, as well as maintaining good grades in my academics.

 

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Freddie Peralto

Ya’ta’teeh, my name is Freddie Peralto. I’m from Tohajiilee, New Mexico. I graduated from Tohajiilee High School. My major is Construction Technology. Haltsooi nishlii, Ashiini bashachiin, Tabaahi shi chaii, Tsenahabilnii shi nalii. I’m in my second year rodeoing for NTU as a Bullrider. My goal is to pass all my classes, keep going with my education, to graduate from NTU for my AA in CT.

 

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Brent Thompson

Ya’ta’teeh, my name is Brent Aaron Thompson. I’m from lukachukai, Arizona. I’m 20 years old. My clan is Naakai dine’e (Mexican Clan), Totsohnii (Big water clan), Dibe Lizhin (Black sheep clan), To’dich’nii (Bitter water clan). I graduated from Chinle High School. My major here at NTU is Welding. I’m a bullrider and this is my second year on the NTU Rodeo Team. I plan to receive my Certificate in Welding, make it to the CNFR and get my Pro card.

 

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Matthew Jodie

Hello, my name is Matthew Jodie. I’m 19 years old from Crownpoint, NM. I’m graduated Crownpoint High School this past year, 2019. I am a first year member with NTU Rodeo Team. My major is Construction Technology. My clans are Kinyaa’aanii (Towering House), To’aheedliinii (Water flows together), To’ahani (Near the water), Ma’ii deeshgiizhinii (Coyote pass). I’ve rodeo’d most of life, mainly compete in Steerwrestling and Team Roping. 3x National High School qualifier. My goal is to qualify for CNFR, Win the INFR and do good in school.

 

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Tee Jay Sam

Hello, my name is Tee Jay Sam. I’m from Denver, Colorado but currently reside in Dalton Pass, New Mexico. I’m 18 years old. I am enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program. My clan is Meadow born for Hopi sand snake, Comanche tribe and Water Edge. I am a first year member with NTU Rodeo Team and I’ll be competing in the Bullriding event. In high school I was awarded the NTUA Eagle Award and given the title of Offensive Mention Player for my Sportsmanship in Football. I chose NTU because it’s closer to home and my instructors are really helpful. My goal this year is to cover as many bulls as I can to qualify for the CNFR, also to average at least a 3.0 GPA or higher.

 

Coach Nicole Pino

Hola, My name is Nicole Pino, 4th year Head Rodeo Coach for NTU. I am from Crownpoint, NM. My clans are Bitahni (Folded arm people), born for To’aheedliinii (Water flows together), Maternal grandpa is Southern Cheyenne and Paternal grandpa is Apache. I have my Certificate in Welding, Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from CIT (NTU) and a Bachelors in Animal Science from New Mexico State University. I’m a local Steerwrestling Stock Contractor providing quality steers for rodeos on and off the Navajo reservation. I’ve competed in High School Rodeo in Breakaway and Barrel Racing and chose to come to CIT (NTU) because of the Vet Tech Program. CIT was not a part of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, so I took it upon myself to get it going as a student. I have deep roots with Rodeo and I think it simply amazing to have a local University with a Rodeo Team recognized at a National level. I am excited for the upcoming season. My goal for the team is to help each one reach their fullest potential. They all have their own weaknesses and strengths. Our plan is to boost up their confidence to become professional athletes in the Rodeo Arena. I’ve been blessed to have such talented individuals and I’m always here to assist them in every way I can.

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