UMW News BureauThe Montana Western men's team captured the team title at the 2009 fall rodeo. By Wally Feldt The 2009 University of Montana Western fall rodeo began with sunshine and blue skies and ended with icy cold temperatures, rain and snow and gusty winds. When the dust settled – if there was dust – the Montana Western men’s team successfully defended their team title from a year ago and the Montana State women’s team defended their title. The Bulldog women took second place. Montana State’s Hutch Haslam was the men’s all-around champion while Montana Western’s Bailee Thompson captured the women’s all-around title. Results Men’s Team Champion 1. Montana Western, 775 points 2. Montana State University, 595 points 3. Miles Community College, 460 points 4. University of Montana, 405 points 5. MSU-Northern, 190 points 6. Northwest College, 185 points 7. Dawson Community College, 180 points Women’s Team Champion 1. Montana State University, 405 points 2. Montana Western, 325 points 3. Northwest College, 185 points 4. University of Montana, 175 points 5. Miles Community College, 10 points Men’s All-Around Hutch Haslam, Montana State University Women’s All-Around Bailee Thompson, Montana Western Bareback 1. Hutch Haslam, Montana State University 2. Justin Miller, Miles Community College 3. Colin Adams, Dawson Community College 4. Bobby Peters, Montana State University 5. Wyatt Smith, Montana Western Saddle Bronc 1. Chisholm Christen, Montana State University 2. Chance Weeding, Miles Community College 3. Jake Halmses, Montana State University 4. Philip Sutherland, MSU-Northern Bull Riding 1. Luke Gee, University of Montana 2. Colton Jensen, Montana State University 3. Hutch Haslam, Montana State University 4. Cayd Kluesner, Northwest College Steer Wrestling 1. Ross Mosher, Great Falls 2. Wyatt Smith, Montana Western 3. Philip Sutherland, MSU-Northern 4. Sam Shelton, Northwest College Tie Down Roping 1. Levi Guenzler, Montana State University 2. Brett Heggie, Montana Western 3. Sam Shelton, Northwest College 4. Brent McInerney, Montana Western 5. Bridger Chambers, University of Montana Team Roping 1. Brent McInerney/Sid Sporer, Montana Western 2. Brett Heggie/Chad Goings, Montana Western 3. Shay Keller/Wacey Stuart, Nukes /Community College 4. Jordon Doud/Derk Steward, Montana Western/University of Montana Goat Tying 1. Jessica Picchietti, University of Montana 2. Kate Sharon, Montana State University 3. Megan Crist, Montana Western 4. Steffani Hofrichter, Northwest College Breakaway Roping 1. Robbi Nance, Montana State University 1. Jade Nelson, Little Big Horn College 3. Abbie Metcalf, Montana Western 4. Lexy Rianda, Montana State University Barrel Racing 1. Bailee Thompson, Montana Western 2. Brady Nordahl, University of Montana 3. Anniee Novotny, Montana State University-Billings 4. Ali MacCarty, Montana State University-Billings
The University of Montana Western has launched a national search for the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs position.