Calendar Events


  • March 1-2 @ Snow College, Blackhawk Arena, Salina, Utah 
  • March 8-9 @ College of Southern Idaho, CSI Expo Center, Twin Falls, Idaho 
  • March 22-23 @ Weber State University, Golden Spike Arena, Ogden, Utah


  • April 5-6 @ Colorado Northwestern Community College, Rangely Fairgrounds, Rangely, Colorado
  • April 12-13 @ Colorado Mesa University, Mesa County Fairgrounds, Grand Junction, Colorado


  • June 9-15 @ College National Finals Rodeo, Casper Events Center, Casper, Wyoming

Results & Standings 


We are a part of the Rocky Mountain Region

Rocky Moutain Region Standings



Rodeo Team for 2017-1 year


Rodeo Team for 2017-1 year

Women's Team

  • 1st in Region
  • Emmalee Dubois - 1st in Goat Tying
  • Shawnee Sagers - 3rd in Goat Tying
  • Jill Nunn - Goat Tying
  • Courtney Provost - Breakaway Roping

Men's Team

  • 2nd in Region
  • Kade Pitchford - 2nd in Team Roping
  • Hayden Boardman - 3rd in Saddle Bronc Riding
  • Wyatt Caldwell - 2nd in Steer Wrestling
  • Weston Hogan - 3rd in Bareback Bronc Riding
  • Saxon Day - Steer Wrestling

College Finals

  • Emmalee Dubois - won the first round of Goat Tying
  • Courtney Provost - 2nd in the first round of Breakaway
  • Jill Nunn - split 6/7/8 in the second round of the Goat Tying
  • Wyatt Caldwell - split 3/4 in the first and third round of the Steer Wrestling


Women's Team

  • 2nd in Region
  • Shaylee Thacker - 2nd in the Breakaway Roping in the region
  • Whittney Dansie - 2nd in the Goat Tying in the region
  • Shawnee Sagers

Men's Team

  • Brady and Kade Pitchford - 3rd in the region in the Team Roping
  • Riley Clyde - 3rd in the Bareback Riding
  • Rhett Nielson - won the Bullriding

Team Roster 

Portrait of Shane Draper

Head Coach, Shane Draper, was born and raised in Genola, Utah where he graduated from Payson High School and started his career as a rodeo cowboy. Shane is in his 9th year as the Head Coach of the Utah Valley University Rodeo Team he has made great strides. He is a knowledgeable, supportive, and a motivational coach that has shown dedication and ingenuity in building and leading the rodeo team thus far. Without a doubt, the organization will be benefited by having him at the helm. He is respected and admired by his team, school and community; in return, he uses his quick smile and strong work ethic to assist him in giving us a rodeo team that we can be proud of. 

Draper has competed in rodeo at all levels, from High School to college and the PRCA; during his competitive rodeo career, he qualified for the UHSRA (Utah High School Rodeo Association) & NHSRA (National High School Rodeo Association), CNFR and the Wilderness Circuit Finals in Saddle Bronc Riding. From 1998 to 2000 he was chosen as the Rocky Mountain Region Student Director for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Draper has been a rodeo judge for the Utah High School Rodeo Association since 2001 and co-produces the annual Genola Amateur Rodeo. He says some of his favorite memories come from all the traveling he has done while being involved in rodeo.

Draper now makes his career as a rodeo coach and math teacher after earning his bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Utah State University and Southern Utah University, respectively. He taught for several years at Brookside Elementary.

Draper's favorite song is Summer of 69, favorite food is steak and favorite color is blue. Draper often participates in local team roping events and trains and rides horses. He enjoys spending time with his family and supporting them in all their activities, he also loves to camp and hunt.

He is married to Shawnee; they have three children, Dexton (17), Skylee (16) and Zandon (11).

Assistant Coaches


Portrait of Coby Jones

Coby Jones

Portrait of Jacalyn Austin

Jacalyn Austin


Men's Team

Portrait of Kade Pitchford

Kade Pitchford

Portrait of Hayden Boardman

Hayden Boardman

Portrait of Brayden Rinderknecht

Brayden Rinderknecht

Portrait of Caleb Hendrix

Caleb Hendrix

Portrait of Cahn Williams

Cahn Williams

Portrait of Casey Neff

Casey Neff

Portrait of Coleden Rinderknecht

Coleden Rinderknecht

Portrait of Connor McKell

Connor McKell

Portrait of Derrik Thompson

Derrik Thompson

Portrait of Christian Burleson

Christian Burleson

Portrait of McKay Smith

McKay Smith

Portrait of Saxon Day

Saxon Day

Portrait of Wyatt Petersen

Wyatt Petersen

Portrait of Zach Trapp

Zach Trapp

Portrait of Rodney Nez

Rodney Nez


Women's Team

Portrait of Jill Nunn

Jill Nunn

Portrait of Kaycie Ahlstrom

Kaycie Ahlstrom

Portrait of Courtney Provost

Courtney Provost

Portrait of Jacie Steed

Jacie Steed

Portrait of Katie Hood

Katie Hood

Portrait of Emmalee Dubois

Emmalee Dubois

Portrait of Sadie Fitzgerald

Sadie Fitzgerald

Portrait of Sage Finck

Sage Finck

Portrait of Shayla Gourdin

Shayla Gourdin