Wyo. --- The first time Jordan MuncyTaton was
at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), her brother
Taos left with the saddle bronc riding championship
for Panhandle State University (PSU).
That was in 2007. The next year,
Jordan started school at PSU in Goodwell, Okla., and
qualified for her first CNFR. She has been a consistent
figure in Casper since then and in spite of competing
in multiple events has yet to win a title.
She is hoping to change that this
year and put herself in position to do that at the first
performance of the rodeo. Muncy-Taton, a WPRA member,
qualified for the 62nd edition of the CNFR in barrel
racing, goat tying and breakaway roping.
She has placed in the barrel racing
and has been the most consistent breakaway roper here
so far. At the first performance, she had roped her
third calf in 2.3 seconds to take the lead in the round.
Her previous times of 2.6 and 2.8 give her a total of
7.7 and she is making plans for Saturday nights
She has her third run in barrel
racing on Wednesday and goat tying on Thursday. Friday
is a day off and with continued success, she will be
in two events on Saturday night. That would give her
an opportunity for an all-around title.
This years competition is
a little different for the native of Corona, N.M. She
is newly married to saddle bronc rider Cody Taton from
Newell, S.D. Taton has taken time from his schedule
as a saddle bronc rider in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys
Association to be a spectator here and cheer on his
Competition continues at the Casper
Events Center on Wednesday with the second performance
at 7 p.m
CASPER, Wyo.--The following are
leaders from the College National Finals Rodeo after
the first performance, June 15, 2010, courtesy of the
National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Complete
results are available at www.cnfr.com.
Breakaway Roping: (third round) 1, Jordan Muncy-Taton,
Panhandle State University, 2.3 seconds. 2, Jessica
Brown, Missouri Valley College, 2.9. 3, Abby mcDuff,
university of Tennessee Martin, 3.0. 4, Kaki
Herring, Sam Houston State University, 3.8. (total on
three) 1, Muncy-Taton, 7.7. 2, Katy Strange, Northeast
Texas Community College, 11.5. 3, Rachel Charters, Treasure
Valley Community College, 28.8. (on two) 4, Kaki Herring,
Sam Houston State University, 6.0.
Barrel Racing: (third round) 1,
Lekelsi Dansie, Weber State University, 14.35 seconds.
2, Rachel Tiedeman, South Dakota State University, 14.39.
3, Liz Combs, Walla Walla Community College, imberly
Sanford, Idaho State University and Alyson Kennedy,
Walla Walla Community College, 14.62. (total on three)
1, Tiedeman, 43.66. 2, Sydni Blanchard, Mesalands Community
College, 43.71. 3, Dansie, 44.09. 4, Kimberly Sanford,
Idaho State University, 44.16.
Goat Tying: (third round) 1, Olivia
Boll, South Dakota State University, 6.0 seconds. 2
(tie), Bliss Bidwell, Feather River College, and Jordan
Thurston, Gillette College, 6.8. 4, Mackenzie Pratt,
Weber State University, 7.1. (total on three) 1, Thurston,
20.3. 2, Pratt, 20.6. 3, Bidwell, 21.0. 4, Jessica Picchietti,
University of Montana, 21.7.
Womens All-Around: 1, Chelsea
Moore, Gillette College, 170 points. 2, Jordan Muncy-Taton,
Panhandle State University, 150. 3, Nikki Steffes, University
of Wyoming, 130. 4, Jordan Thurston, Gillette, College,
Womens Team: 1, South Dakota
State University, 280. 2, Gillette College, 275. 3,
Weber State University, 245. 4, Sam Houston State University,