Rodeo National Rankings
competing in five rodeos for the fall 2017 season, the McNeese State University
womenís team is ranked No. 11 nationally while the menís rodeo team is ranked No.
18 by the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. McNeese competes in the NIRA
rodeo team member Mia Manzanares, Opelousas, is ranked No. 1 in the nation in
breakaway roping, No. 2 in womenís all around and No. 9 in goat tying.
Fellow team member Grace Hanley, Welsh,
is ranked No. 9 in barrel racing.
menís team, Gabe Soileau, Bunkie, is ranked No. 7 in steer wrestling while Zachary
Jongbloed, Iowa, is ranked No. 17.
Ryder Sanford, Sulphur, is ranked in
the top 25 in saddle bronc riding.
The McNeese womenís
team is third in the Southern Regionís rankings, while the menís team is in
Manzanares is ranked No. 1 in the
womenís all around, breakaway roping and goat tying, while Hanley is ranked No.
1 in barrel racing,
In breakaway roping, Kelsey Brashear,
Lake Charles, is tied for No. 8 and Kathryn Murphy, Iowa, is tied for No. 12.
In goat tying, Carly Hibbs, Prineville,
Ore., is ranked No. 10 and Ashleigh Young, Arlington, Texas, is ranked No. 13.
In steer wrestling, Soileau is ranked
No. 1, Jongbloed is tied for No. 4, Remey Parrot, Mamou, is ranked No. 6,
William Heinen, Jennings, is ranked No. 7 and Frey is ranked No. 8.
bronc riding, Sanford is ranked No. 3 and Lathan Lyons, Eunice, is No. 9.
riding, Colten Onyett, Rangley, Colo., is ranked No. 8 while Garrett Mouton,
Lafayette, is ranked No. 10.
In tie down
roping competition, Jongbloed is ranked No. 8 and Cole Frey, Morganza, is No.
In team roping header, Richard LeBlanc,
Walker, is ranked No. 9 and Frey is No. 11, while in team roping heeler, Kody
Hendricks, Green Cove Springs, Fla., is tied for No. 15.