Tarleton State University rodeo team member Rickie Engesser is preparing for a busy College National Finals this weekend in Casper, Wyoming. According to The Flash, she’s qualified for the annual event, representing Tarleton in goat tying. As a high school standout in Spearfish, S.D., Rickie claimed two national rodeo crowns — barrel racing in 2014 and goat tying two years later. She attended Gillette College in Wyoming for two years, earning a slot in the 2017 CNFR goat tying, then returning as a breakaway roper in 2018 before donning Tarleton’s purple vest and qualifying in both events as a junior. In her final season of college eligibility, Rickie is working on her master’s in consumer research and science and is on track to graduate in December. Although she plans on continuing in rodeo once she graduates, she says she’d also like to work for a big feed company or vaccine company after she finishes her degree.