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Rodeo teams place third at Vernon College

by Kendall Rainer

With only two rodeos left in the fall season, the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams each placed third at the Vernon College Rodeo.

The rodeo was held on Oct. 3 – Oct. 5 at the Wilbarger County Event Center in Vernon.

The Texans earned 260 points in the team standings. Clarendon College placed first with 530 points, followed by Tarleton State in second with 470 points.

In steer wrestling, freshman Clay Guthrie placed fourth with a time of 5.0 in the long round and a 5.3 in the finals, finishing with an average of 10.3 and tacking on 90 points for SPC. Sophomore Logan Kenline finished seventh in the event with a time of 5.9 in the long round and a 9.7 in the short round, finishing with a 15.6 average. Sophomore Britton Bedke finished eighth with a time of 5.8 in the long round and no time in the finals, averaging 104.5 and adding 90 points.

Sophomore Stefan Ramone paired with Eastern New Mexico’s Tee McLeod in team roping. The two posted a time of 7.2 in the long round and a 5.6 in the short round, finishing with an average of 12.8 and adding 128 points to the Texans total. Sophomores Hayden and Hadley Cloward teamed up to run a 6.0 in the long round and a 15.5 in the finals, averaging 22.3 and adding 40 individual points.

The Lady Texans earned 155 points in the team standings. Texas Tech placed first with 290 points, while Tarleton State placed second with 255 points.

In the breakaway roping finals, Clara Barrington placed second with a time of 2.9 in the long round and a 2.9 in the finals, ending with a 5.8 average and adding 95 points. Freshman Elle Eagles posted a time of 2.8 in the long round and a 12.1 in the finals to finish the event with an average of 14.9, good enough for sixth place.

In goat tying, sophomore Kaytlyn Miller finished ninth after a 6.4 run in the long round and an 8.8 in the finals. She had an average of 15.2, adding 60 points for the Lady Texans.

Sophomore Kenzee Zent finished ninth in barrel racing with a time of 17.62 in the long round and a 24.34 in the short round, finishing with an average of 41.96.   

The men’s and women’s teams also competed at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo held on Sept. 28 in Alpine.

The Lady Texans finished with 65 team points and posted a sixth-place finish in their second rodeo of the 2019 season.

In breakaway roping, Eagles placed fifth with a 2.3-second run in the long round, followed with a 4.5 in the finals. She had an average time of 6.8, scoring all 65 points for SPC.

Miller finished 10th in goat tying after posting a time of 7.2 in the long round and had no time in the short round. She finished with an average time of 107.2.

The Texans finished ninth in the team standings, adding 75 points to their season total.

Britton Bedke placed fifth in steer wrestling with a time of 5.4 in the long round and a 4.5 in the finals. He finished with a 9.9-second average, adding 45 points to SPC’s total. Dawson Steward placed sixth in the event, posting a time of 4.9 in the long round and finishing with a 5.0 in the finals. He averaged 9.9 and added 30 points for the Texans.

Hayden Cloward and Hadley Cloward earned a seventh-place finish in team roping. The duo ran a 5.9 in the long round but did not post a time in the finals, ending with an average of 105.9 and 20 individual points.

The men’s and women’s teams returned to action on Oct. 10 – Oct. 12 at the Frank Phillips College Rodeo in Canadian. Results were not available at press time.

Women’s rodeo team second in first fall competition

by Kendall Rainer

The South Plains College women’s rodeo team placed second in their 2019 season opener at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo.

The Rodeo was held Sept. 21 in Portales, New Mexico.

The Lady Texans earned 195 team points to place second, behind Sul Ross State University that placed first with 230 points. Eastern New Mexico placed third with 185 points, and Texas Tech University placed fourth with 120 points.

Sophomore Kaytlyn Miller earned 110 points in the goat tying event. She posted a time of 8.4 seconds in the long round and an 8.5 in the short round, ending with an average time of 16.9 for the event. Sophomore Elle Eagles placed ninth in the event, earning 60 points. She posted a time of 7.4 in the long round and 15.2 in the short round, finishing with an average of 22.6.WES_5196

In breakaway roping, Miller placed eighth, earning 25 points. She posted a time of 2.6 in the long round, but did not post a time in the finals, finishing with an average time of 102.6.

The Texans placed 10th in the team standings with 50 points.online

In steer wrestling, freshman Clay Guthrie posted a time of 4.3 in the long round, but did not post a time in the short round. He finished in eighth place with an average of 104.3. Logan Kenline placed ninth with a time of 4.6 in the long round and no time in the finals, finishing with an average of 104.6. Dawson Stewart placed 10th with a run of 5.1 in the long round and no time in the short round, finishing with an average of 105.1.

Daryan Dominguez paired up with Texas Tech’s David Palma in team roping. The two placed first with a time of 4.9 in the long round. They later ran a 6.0 in the finals, averaging 10.9 for the event.

The SPC teams competed in the Sul Ross State University Rodeo on Sept. 26 – Sept. 28 in Alpine. Results were not available at press time.

Texans place second at Howard College Rodeo

After the dust has settled, the Texans placed second while the Lady Texans finished sixth at the Howard College Rodeo on April 13 in Big Spring.

With one rodeo remaining on the schedule and the Southwest regional title up for grabs, the Lady Texans currently sit in fourth place with 2,885 points. Tarleton State (3,330) is the front-runner, followed by Clarendon College (3,120) and Weatherford College (3,095).

The Lady Texans are in third place with 1,777 points. They sit just 50.5 points behind second-place Weatherford, which has 1827.5.Tarleton is atop the leader board with 2,621. The top two teams from the men’s and women’s region advance to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.

Colton McCarley had the sole team win for the Texans. In the roping finals, he teamed with Texas Tech’s Cameron McCarley. The team ran an 8.3 in the long round and won the short round with a time of 6.1. They averaged 14.4 for the event, adding 120 points for their team.

Grandy Quam placed sixth in team roping, adding another 60 points for the Texans. He ran a 6.5 in the long round, before missing the finals. He averaged 106.3 in roping. Britton Bedke added 30 points for the Texans by running a time of 6.7 in the long run. He also failed to make the finals, but placed seventh and had an average of 106.5.

Bedke finished fourth in tiedown roping, adding 75 points. He ran a time of 10.1 in the long run and 12.7 in the short run, finishing with a 22.8 overall average.

  Logan Kenline finished fourth in steer wrestling. Kenline had times of 5.2 in long run and 8.5 in the short. Kenline had an average of 13.7, adding 90 points to the team.

  Dawson Stewart added 65 more points with a sixth-place finish in steer wrestling. Stewart ran times of 5.1 in the long run and 9.8 in the finals. He had an average 14.9.

  Kaytlyn Miller led all the SPC women with 1,087 points. She placed fifth in breakaway roping, taking 70 points after running a 2.9 in long run but missing the finals. She averaged 102.9.

  Elle Eagles made the goat tying finals after running a 9.9 in long round and 11.9 in the short round. She had an average of 21.8, giving the Lady Texans 2.5 points.

The teams conclude the regular season by competing in the Tarleton State University Rodeo, which will be held April 25- April 27 in Stephenville. Results were not available at press time.

Miller captures all-around title at Western Texans College Rodeo

The South Plains College women’s rodeo team placed first in the team standings, while the men placed third at the Western Texas College Rodeo.

The event was held April 4 – April 6 in Snyder.

The Lady Texans improved to third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association standings in the Southwest Region with 1,704 points, trailing Tarleton State University (2,356) and Weatherford College (1,742).

Freshman Kaytlyn Miller won the women’s all-around title with 380 points. She is currently ranked first in the Southwest Region in the women’s standings. In goat tying, Miller placed first with a time of 7.1 in the long round, following up with a 6.8 in the finals. She averaged 13.9 and added 170 points. Miller also placed third in barrel racing and sixth in breakaway roping, accumulating a combined 210 points in those two events.

The Texans are also ranked third in the NIRA Southwest Region with 2,535 points. The Southwest Region is led by Tarleton State with 3,105 points, and Clarendon College is second with 2,835 points.

In team roping, Grady Quam and Cisco’s Paden Bray placed second overall, running a 6.3 in the long round, and finishing with a 5.8 in the finals. They finished with an average of 12.1 and earned 115 points for the Texans. Stefan Ramone paired with Tarleton State’s Jhett Trenary and tied for second place, running a 5.9 in the long round and a 6.2 in the finals. They averaged 12.1 and collected 135 points. Kyler Bell placed fifth alongside Eastern New Mexico’s Stran Thompson with an average of 15.4, while Logan Kenline took on the bull with Cisco’s Cheeto Valliant to finish sixth with an average of 29.0.

In tiedown roping, Ramone placed fifth with a time of 8.1 in the long round and a 12.6 in the finals, adding 80 points. Kenline placed fifth in steer wrestling after a 5.6 run in the long round and a 14.7 in the finals, tacking on 35 points. Dawson Stewart placed eighth with a 19.0 average and added 50 points.

Teams impress at Sweetwater Rodeo

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.IMG_1170

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.

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.