Teams impress at WTAM Rodeo

The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams continue to post strong performances with only one rodeo left in the season.

The teams competed at the West Texas A&M University Rodeo on Oct. 11 – Oct. 13 in Amarillo.

The Texans placed fifth overall in the team standings with a total of 250 points.

In bareback riding, freshman Cooper Bennett placed first with a score of 79 in the long round. He followed that up with a 74 in the finals, ending the event with a total of 180 points.

In steer wrestling, freshman Dawson Stewart placed fifth, posting a time of 4.7 in the long round and a 4.6 in the finals, averaging 9.3.

In team roping, freshman Logan Kenline and Clarendon’s Cheeto Villiant finished eighth overall, posting a time of 7.1 in the long round but missing the steer in the finals. They ended with an average of 7.1. Freshman Grady Quam and Cisco’s Paden Bray posted the top time in the long round with a 4.8. The two did not get a chance to compete in the finals, as Bray was unable to compete.

The Lady Texans finished second overall in the team standings with a total of 135 points.

In breakaway roping, sophomore Delaney Kunau placed fifth, posting a time of 2.6 in the long round and a 4.7 in the finals, averaging 7.3. Sophomore Kody Criswell placed seventh in the event with a time of 2.6 in the long round and a 12.7 in the finals, averaging 15.3.

In goat tying, freshman Kaytlyn Miller placed third, posting a time of 7.6 in the long round and a 6.4 in the finals, averaging 14.0.

The rodeo teams returned to action on Oct. 25 at Texas Tech University Rodeo in Lubbock. Results were not available at press time.    

Author: Kendall Rainer

Freshman at SPC from Georgetown, Texas. Photo Editor for the plainsman press

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