Troy Maroney, mugsbymaroney.com
Black Hills State University’s Hallie Fulton competing earlier this spring in the Jackrabbit Stampede in Brookings. Fulton ended the season ninth in the nation in goat tying.
Miller native Hallie Fulton finished her freshman collegiate rodeo season ninth-overall in the country in goat tying with a four-go round total of 29.3 seconds at the College National Finals Rodeo June 9-15, 2013.
Over 400 cowboys and cowgirls from over 100 universities competed over the week-long rodeo from 11 regions nationwide. The top three student-athletes in each event, and top two men’s and women’s teams from each region qualified for the CNFR.
Fulton, daughter of Mark and Susan Fulton, finished fourth-overall in the Great Plains Region at season’s end with 690 points.
Just a true freshman, Fulton will be looked upon over the next three years to continue to develop her skills after qualifying for the short-go and taking ninth-overall in goat tying.
“Fulton has a lot of talent and rodeo experience, so I wasn’t surprised to see her accomplish so much – even though it was her first year in college rodeo. Hallie is very goal oriented and driven when it comes to rodeo,” said BHSU Rodeo Coach Glen Lammers.
Lammers is the son of Ed Lammers, Sioux Falls.
Fulton, joined five other members of the BHSU rodeo team at the 65th Annual CNFR in Casper, Wyo.: Wyatt Treeby, Hecla, tie down roping; Billie Miller, Menoken, N.D., goat tying; Sam Olson, Buffalo, steer wrestling; Lindsey Goulet, Watford City, N.D., barrel racing; and Joey Painter, Buffalo, breakaway roping.