MONTICELLO, Ark. -- Junior Korah Agre of Lindstrom, Minn., won the all-around award last week to lead the Missouri Valley College women's rodeo team to its first title of the season.
Agre racked up 255 of the 415 team points recorded by the Lady Vikings, who had twice placed second before taking home the Arkansas-Monticello Rodeo trophy Saturday. The rest of MVC's point total was provided by sophomore Taylor Magrath.
Agre won the breakaway roping competition and Magrath placed fifth. Both were also entered in goat tying, with Agre coming in fourth and Magrath fifth. That allowed Valley to nip runner up Tennessee-Martin by 15 points.
The Lady Vikings remained in third place in the NIRA Ozark Region team standings with 1286.66 points, with Southern Arkansas (1,895) still comfortably ahead of Valley and the second-place Lady Skyhawks (1,485).
The Vikings, who had won five of the first six rodeos this season, came in second for only the second time -- trailing Tennessee-Martin, 815 to 620 points. Valley still holds a margin of 5,160 to 3,915 points in its quest for a fifth straight regional title.
Most of the Vikings' points came from steer wrestling, where senior Cody Metsker, sophomore Hunter Lewis and senior Jake Johnson took the top three spots. Metsker also placed sixth in tie-down roping to finish third in the all-around cowboy list with 185 points.
Senior Mason Ormesher was third in bareback riding, as was senior Will Crain in saddle bronc riding.
Three rodeos remain in the regular season, with Tennessee-Martin hosting the next one April 12-14.