Top Sports Stories of 2015: No. 2: Dickinson State cowboy Morman wins College National Finals Rodeo title
Through some tough times during the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo, Cameron Morman needed just one ride to be remembered for a long time to come.A steer wrestler at Dickinson State, Morman was trailing by four seconds and turned in his best p...
Through some tough times during the 2015 College National Finals Rodeo, Cameron Morman needed just one ride to be remembered for a long time to come.
A steer wrestler at Dickinson State, Morman was trailing by four seconds and turned in his best performance of the CNFR with a 4.7-second run for a 25.1-second total and came out a national steer wrestling champion in June in Casper, Wyo.
Morman had runs of 5.3, 5.2 and 9.9 seconds
The Glen Ullin native had moments of disbelief that he would be a national champion, but Morman knew he had won it when Jacob Edler of Western Oklahoma State College fell off his ride on the last steer wrestling attempt of the final round.
“It’s pretty hard to make up four seconds in one run,” Morman said in a June 26 Press article. “I was just going to go out there and try to put a little pressure on everyone else and I did.”
With all preliminary rounds completed, DSU’s Morman, Bobbi Grann, Teddi Schwagler and Sadie Gjermundson all made it into the final rounds of the CNFR.
Morman’s second place effort in steer wrestling and other Blue Hawks performances put the DSU men’s team as high as ninth place with 270 points. The Great Plains Region champion Blue Hawks women team stood at 26th place with 40 points, as Grann ended up fourth in goat tying.