The South Plains College women’s rodeo team advanced to the National Finals Rodeo for the first time in program history after finishing the spring season ranked second in the Southwest Region.
The teams competed in the final rodeo of the season at the Tarleton State University Rodeo in Stephenville on April 19-April 21.
For the Lady Texans, Jenna Dallyn and Wyatt Christensen added 60 points to the team total in the team roping competition. They posted a time of 8.1 in the long round and a 10.7 in the finals, grabbing the final points needed to put SPC in second place and advance to nationals.
Sophomore Chet Boren also advanced to nationals, as he placed second in the men’s all-around standings with 785 points. Boren also tied for the region title in steer wrestling with 455 points.
In the steer wrestling finals, Boren finished fourth with a time of 6.4 in the long round and a 4.6 in the short round, ending with 80 points for the Texans.
Stefan Ramone and Jhett Trenary won the team roping event title after posting a time of 5.7 in the long round and a 8.2 in the event finals, adding 170 points for the Texans.
The rodeo teams also competed in the Howard College Rodeo on April 12-April 14 in Big Spring.
Lariat Larner placed sixth in the women’s breakaway roping, while Kade Sherwood placed first in the men’s team roping event.
Larner tied for the fastest time in the long round with a time of 2.3, but didn’t make it to the final round. Sherwood paired with Howard’s Weston Podzemny to win the long round with a time of 4.8, followed up by a time of 5.5 in the finals. They ended the event with an average time of 10.3, collecting 175 points for the Texans.
The Texans finished seventh in the rodeo, while the Lady Texans finished the event in eighth place.
While the teams completed the spring season, the Lady Texans and Boren will be competing at the National Finals Rodeo, which will be held June 8-June 16 in Casper, Wyoming.