NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

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Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003-8005
(505) 646-3007

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NEWS RELEASE

Monday, April 8, 2002 Contact: Olivia Lara, Public Relations Specialist
olara@nmda-bubba.nmsu.edu>
For Immediate Release: Ricardo Rel, Special Assistant to the Director
Office: (505) 646-2804


NMSU CALF ROPERS PLACE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD IN FARMINGTON
NMSU Men’s Team Wins Championship

Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University (NMSU) calf ropers placed first, second, and third in Farmington on April 6, 2002. Bill Snure, a junior from Rodeo, New Mexico, placed first in the second go with a time of 9.7 seconds and won the average with a total time of 21.5 seconds.

Others calf ropers placing in the top three are John Pete Etcheverry and Jarret Corn. Etcheverry, a sophomore from Carlsbad, placed second in the calf roping average with a total time of 24.5 seconds. Corn, a sophomore from Roswell, placed third in the calf roping average with a total time of 25.2 seconds.

Koell Wright, a senior from Moriarty, won the first go of the breakaway roping event with a time of 4.2 seconds and placed fourth in the average. Wright also placed third in the first go in barrel racing with a time of 17.56 seconds. Brett Acuna, a freshman from Santa Fe, placed third in the average with a total time of 23.4 seconds as a team roping heeler.

“It’s exciting to see our NMSU rodeo athletes performing well and I am pleased the men’s team won the championship,” says Secretary of Agriculture Frank A. DuBois.

The next Grand Canyon Region rodeo hosted by University of New Mexico is scheduled on
April 13, 2002, in Albuquerque. For more information on the NMSU Rodeo Team, contact
Chris Allison at (505) 646-1944. To find out more about the rodeo athletes or the DuBois Rodeo Scholarship, logon to http://www.nmsu.edu/~duboisrodeo/.

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