Texans perform well at Ranger College rodeo

The South Plains College Rodeo teams have been busy wrangling and racking up points during the past few weeks in a run of rough roundups.

The Texans and Lady Texans teams traveled to Sweetwater to compete in the Ranger College Rodeo on March 22 – March 24.

They competed in a variety of events, such as tiedown roping, goat tying, team roping, steer wrestling, and barrel racing.

The Texans finished in sixth place with a total of 185 points, leaving them in sixth place in the Southwest Regional standings.

The Lady Texans finished in eighth place with a total of 25 points. They still remain atop the Southwest Regional standing, with only three rodeos remaining this season.

Sophomore Chet Boren placed first in tiedown roping, posting a long-round time of 9.8, followed by a short run of 8.9, and finishing with an overall average of 18.7. Boren found himself in second place in the region in the all-around standings. If Boren can hold onto his second-place ranking, he will be competing in the College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyoming.

A team consisting of Zack Kirkpatrick of SPC and Texas Tech’s Kade Cotton helped raise the Texans’ score by adding 65 points in the team roping event. The duo had a time of 8.5 seconds in the long round, and a time of 7.6 seconds in the finals, finishing their run with a final average of 16.1.

The Lady Texans gained points with Ashley Terrell placing fourth and Lariat Larner placing seventh in breakaway roping. Terrell started with a long-round time of 2.3 seconds, followed by a short run time of 4.4 seconds. Larner missed the final round, but not before putting up the fourth-fastest time in the long round with a 2.3.

SPC also found success in the goat tying event.  Shaylynne Reymore placed fifth, posting a time of 7.9 seconds in the long round, followed by 7.8 seconds in the finals. Jenna Dallyn remains in second place overall, with a run of 7.8 seconds in the long round and a time of 10.5 seconds in the Southwest Region’s goat tying competition.

Author: Kyle Ewing

I am a sophmore preparing to transfer to Texas Tech in the Fall. Currently, I am a photographer and writer for the Plainsmen Press at South Plains College.

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