Jake Trujillo of Abiquiu. Courtesy/Fain Photo
Otero Junior College
LA JUNTA, Colo.—Otero Junior College Rodeo program has announced the signing of New Mexico high school rodeo standout Jake Trujillo of Abiquiu, N.M.
Trujillo signed a National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association letter of intent with Otero Junior College Rattler Rodeo. The Las Animas High School senior is a top steer wrestler and team roper.
Trujillo is in the last semester of his senior year, where he competes in the National High School Rodeo Association in New Mexico.
He is a National High School finals rodeo qualifier and is currently second in the state standings in the steer wrestling and sixth in the team roping.
“I am very impressed with OJC’s rodeo program and I look forward to the education that I will receive in and out of the arena,” Trujillo said. “I hope to learn a lot from Coach Sumpter and I look forward to practicing with her husband Wade.”
Trujillo will be majoring in an Associates of Arts degree at OJC with a concentration in Agriculture Business. Linsay Sumpter, head coach of the Rattler Rodeo team said she is looking forward to having Trujillo join the Rattlers.
“Jake is a standout student and rodeo cowboy. The team is very lucky to have Jake as a member and I think he will bring OJC Rodeo to a new level of competition,” Sumpter said. “His achievements both in and out of the arena are very impressive. I look forward to working with Jake.”