Despite a challenging pandemic year, Southern Arkansas University Mulerider Rodeo Team fared very well sending three students to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo to be held this June in Casper, Wyoming.

Strand Barricklow, Latham Dickson, and Harley Lynn will represent SAU in its 15th consecutive year of qualifying for the College National Finals. Barricklow is a graduate student from Lebanon, Indiana, and the 2020-2021 Ozark Reserve Champion Team roping header. This is his second finals qualification for the team. He chose SAU because of its excellent facilities. He received his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business and his master’s degree in Agriculture in May 2021.

According to a press release, Dickson is a freshman Agricultural Business student from Stamps, Arkansas, and the 2020-2021 Ozark Region Reserve Champion Team Roping heeler. Lynn is a graduate student from Farmersville, Texas, and the 2020-2021 Ozark Region Reserve Champion Breakaway roper.

Lynn graduated from Bland High School in 2015 and chose to continue college rodeo at SAU after graduating from a junior college in Mount Pleasant, Texas, with an associate’s degree in 2017. She graduated from SAU in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business.

Visit the SAU website for information and details about the College National Finals Rodeo.

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