History of the Program

Utah Valley University's rodeo program was the first athletic program the school experienced. The rodeo program was founded in 1968. UVU has had World Champions such as Lewis Feild and Wesley Silcox participate in the rodeo program. National Champions have participated on our team such as Dustin Durfee (team roping), Elisa Nielson (barrel racing), "Stormy" Lance Sagers (bronc riding), Kaycee Feild (bareback riding), Ben Carson (Steer Wrestling), and Tag Elliott (Bull Riding).

In 2012 our men's team qualified along with Mckenzie Zollinger representing our women's team. Two of our men's team made the short go. Ben Carson end up the National Champion Steer Wrestler, while Tag Elliot ended up National Champion Bull Rider. As a team we ended up 3rd in the Nation.

In 2011 our men's team qualified, with three of them making the short go. Brock Winn ended up Reserve Champion Bronc Rider, while Ben Carson ended up 3rd in the Steer Wrestling.

In 2010 our men's team qualified for the CNFR again and two of our women qualified individually. We had five of our eight athletes make the short go. Hilary Bair was 3rd in the nation in the Goat Tying, with our women's team ending up 12th in the nation again.

In 2009 both our men's and women's teams qualified for the CNFR, with our women's team ending up 12th in the nation.

In 2008 the men's team placed 5th in the nation.

In 2007 the men's team placed 2nd in the nation. Taylor White placed 3rd in the nation in bull riding and reserve all-around cowboy. Bud Munns placed 2nd in the nation in bareback riding.

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