Montana’s Stephens to compete in CNFR

2013-05-17T17:24:00Z 2013-05-18T23:52:25Z Montana’s Stephens to compete in CNFR

University of Montana rodeo standout Dustin Stephens has earned a spot in the College National Finals Rodeo on June 9-15 in Casper, Wyo.

The Corvallis native will compete in team roping with Wyatt Bloom of Montana State. Stephens will serve as header and Bloom as heeler.

“Dustin is a great athlete and he will be hard to beat next year in the all-around,” Montana first-year rodeo coach Kory Mytty said. “You need to be in the top three to qualify (for the CNFR). Dustin ended up fourth this year but Bloom won the all-around so Dustin has a spot.”

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Stephens and Bloom compete for rival universities.

“It is a little rare,” Mytty said, “but you do have that ability in rodeo.”

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  1. rupertpupkin
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    rupertpupkin - May 18, 2013 5:19 pm
    The rodeo is the 9-15
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