Oct 02, 2019 5:15 PM

MPCC Rodeo Team brings home two first-place finishes

Posted Oct 02, 2019 5:15 PM

Written by Heather Johnson, MPCC Area Public Information Specialist

Mid-Plains Community College timed event athletes gave the other contestants a run for their money over the weekend in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The rodeo team competed at the Iowa Central Community College Triton Stampede on Friday and Saturday.


Wynn Schaack, of Wall, S.D., won the steer wrestling for MPCC, and his teammate, Danielle Wray, of Ord, won the team roping.


Twins Wyatt and Chance Williams, also of Ord, placed second in the team roping while Koby Jacobson, of Hershey, and Marshall Still, of Oconto, were fifth.


Sterling Lee, of Rhame, N.D., ended up sixth in the tie down roping.


Overall, MPCC finished third in the women’s team standings, and the men’s team was fourth.


“Danielle has done a great job of heading this year,” said Garrett Nokes, MPCC Rodeo Team timed event coach. “There’s only been one rodeo where she didn’t placed in the heading, and it was the first one. She’s been super solid coming off of winning the region as a freshman, and she’s currently winning the region again.”


Wray’s success in Iowa came even after her second steer stopped as she tried to rope him.


“That would have tripped a lot of folks up,” said Nokes. “She did a phenomenal job of using her head and capitalizing on the situation.”


It was a battle between her and the Williams brothers throughout the rodeo for team roping title. They placed right behind her and have also placed at every rodeo they’ve competed at this year.


“It’s been awesome watching that,” said Nokes. “We took one to the national finals last year and had to leave one at home. I don’t think that’s going to be a problem this year.”


Nokes is also impressed with the way Schaack has been performing.


“I can’t say enough good things about Wynn,” Nokes said. “He’s handled himself well – especially coming in here as a freshman. With 599 points, he’s our top point getter this year. He’s done well at every rodeo and really used his head for us. I expect a lot of good things from him over the next couple of years.”


MPCC team ropers are now sitting first, second and third in the regional standings.


Next up the team will compete at the Iowa State University rodeo in Ames, Iowa Oct. 18-19.

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Oct 02, 2019 5:15 PM
Local XC Results: UNK invite

Yesterday was the big Cross Country UNK invite. All the area schools participated in the event.

You can see the full results at this link here.

For Class A, North Platte High School had a good showing with the boys finishing 8th place overall and the girls finishing in 12th place. Evan Caudy was the best finish for the boys in 5th place individually. Zarah Blaesi was the top Bulldog lady in 25th place.

The North Platte St. Pats Irish had a great day with the boys coming in 17th place overall and the Girls taking the number one spot in all Class D. Logan O'Malley was the top boys finisher in 35th place. Kate Stienke was 5th place overall for the top Irish girl.

Other area schools finishes:


Boys 5th overall Class D - 24th Gabe Becher top finish

Girls 23rd overall Class D - 22nd Varsha Huebner top finish


Boys N/A Finish Class D - 244th Josh Ragland top finish

Girls 18th overall Class D - 30 Tahjzha Botts top finish


Boys 26th overall Class D - 33rd Jade Paxton top finish

Girls 20th overall Class D - 53rd Cydnie Wilson top finish


Boys 28th overall Class D - 85th Cooper Franzen top finish

Girls N/A Finish Class D - 40th Ava McGown top finish


Boys 21st overall Class C - 3rd William Anderson top finish

Girls 17th overall Class C - 34th Arissa Ackerman top finish