NCTA’s Burnett wins at Iowa rodeo
Sept. 30, 2019
By NCTA News
CURTIS, Neb. - Nathan Burnett of Shelton, Nebraska, won his first collegiate event title aboard two saddle broncs Friday and Saturday in an Iowa rodeo.
The freshman at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture captured the saddle bronc riding title during the two-day rodeo in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
"It’s awesome to be able to win a rodeo at the college level,” said Burnett who is studying livestock industry management at NCTA in Curtis.
Burnett, who bought his first horse just a year ago and is also learning to rope cattle, won the long go on Friday night with 73 points. He was second in Saturday’s short go round.
“That first ride was great. I was all there for it,” said Burnett, who won 3rd place in the rough stock event as a senior in Nebraska State High School Rodeo and then competed at the National High School Rodeo Finals in Wyoming in June.
The college win now has him sitting in second place among saddle bronc riders in the Great Plains region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
Other Aggies competing at Fort Dodge included team ropers Quentin Anderson of Pierce who placed sixth in the long go round on Friday, and Wyatt Colman of O’Neill who was 8th.
Coach J.R. Dack said NCTA Aggie Rodeo has a two-week break until they return to Iowa on Oct. 18-19 for the NIRA contest hosted by Iowa State University at Ames.Download a PDF of this press release