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PCC student Cole Quaney All Around Cowboy at FHSU rodeo

03 May 2017

Pratt Community College student Cole Quaney made big strides at the Fort Hays State University Rodeo on Apr. 23. Quaney came back to Pratt with the All Around Cowboy award for his performances in team roping and tie down calf roping. He also placed sixth in the Tie down and fifth in team roping with his partner, Kobe Kastl. 

The award of All Around goes to the highest scorer in multiple events. For Tie Down roping Quaney scored 47.5 points and he scored 24 points in Team Roping as the heeler.

 “This year I've been heeling for Kobe and we've made the short go at Manhattan, won 2nd at garden city, made the short go at weatherford, and won 5th at hays,” said Quaney. “We make a pretty good team.”

Quaney grew up in Cheney, Kan. where he went to high school and has been around rodeo almost all of this life.

“I've been rodeoing for as long as I can remember,” said Quaney. “Starting when I was born I was on a horse. I've been swinging a rope as long as I can remember also. I would always win the dummy ropings at the junior rodeos.”

Quaneys two events are calf roping and team roping.

“I like to rodeo because it keeps the ranching and cowboy way of life alive,” said Quaney. “Every event we do is something that use to be done in the old west. I also enjoy the mindset of helping everyone. We are all competitors against one another but we still help each other.”

Along with being on the PCC rodeo team Quaney is a student in the Automotive Technology program. Quaney will be working at Yellowstone National Park this summer as a mechanic for the park.