The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams won three events at the Ranger College Rodeo, drawing them closer to the top of the Southwest Region .
The Lady Texans finshed third on the weekend after earning 162 points. Tarleton State won with 310 points, while Weatherford College placed second with 180 points.
The Texans finished fourth with 225 points. Ahead of them were Western Texas College with 310 points, Weatherford College with 495 points and Tarleton State with 595 points.
The event was held March 24 in Sweetwater.
With three rodeos left, the Lady Texans are currently sitting in third place in the region with 1,324.5 points. They trail Tarleton State and Weatherford College, who have a 2,245 and 1,505 points, respectively. The Texans are in fourth place in the region standings with 2,155 points, whileTarleton, Weatherford and Clarendon are the front runners now.
Freshman Elle Eagles led all Texans with 150 points and an average of 14.3 in goat tying. She placed first with a time of 7.6 in the long round and 6.7 in the finals.
The Texans had two cowboys in the steer wrestling finals. Logan Wiseman won the event with 123.3 points. Dawson Stewart grappled his way to third place, adding 80 points to the total. Wiseman had a time of 4.7 in the long run and 3.9 in the finals. Stewart had times of 4.9 in the long round and 4.6 in the finals.
Stefan Ramone teamed up with Tarleton State cowboy Jhett Trenary in team roping. They placed fist with a time of 12.4 in the finals, collecting 120 points.
The Texans gained another 20 points when Colton McCarley paired up with Texas Tech’s Cameron McCarley. They averaged 19.0 for the rodeo.
McCarley was one of three Texans competing in the tiedown roping finals. He placed fifth with a time of 19.6 and was awarded 55 points.
Hayden Cloward placed sixth in tiedown roping with a time of 23.0 and earned 20 points for the Texans. Britton Bedke placed seventh with a time of 109.5. He ran the fast time in the long round, before missing the finals and received 50 points.
The two teams return to action on April 4 at the Western Texas College Rodeo in Snyder.