His time didn't make the short go - but his overall points kept Tyler Hutchins in the scholastic arena.
Hutchins and his team roping partner Casper May, both students at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, earned enough points to saddle up for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., this year.
“We didn't do well at all,” Hutchins said.
Despite the disappointment of not placing in the national event, Hutchins was named a 2007 Academic All-American.
The honor is bestowed on National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association members that have a 3.5 grade point average and qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.
Hutchins, a native of Rose, has been roping all of his life. Last year, he was named 2006 Rookie of the Year.
“It was a blast,” Hutchins said of his trip to Casper. “We had a lot of fun.”
Hutchins in majoring in agriculture business. He plans to attend Rogers State University in Claremore.
“I hope to be a rodeo coach,” Hutchins said.
The National Intercollegiate Rodeo will air Saturday at 9 p.m. throughout on CSTV and again at 9 p.m. Aug. 17.
CSTV is part of CBS Sports and can be seen on DirecTV channel 610 and Dish Network channel 152.
It can also be viewed on most cable systems.