Lady Texans rodeo team finishes fall season ranked first in region

The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams capped off their fall season earning a pair of top-10 finishes.

Both teams finished their fall rodeo semester on the road at the Sul Ross State University Rodeo in Alpine on Nov. 2.

Finishing fifth overall, the Lady Texans scored a total of 130 points, and are ranked first in the region with a total of 971 points.

The Lady Texans had four riders place in the final round of the goat tying event. Sophomore Lariat Larner placed second overall, scoring 115 points. Larner posted a time of 7.2 in the long round, then followed up with a time of 6.8 in the short round.

Sophomore Avery Gonzales placed fourth in the event, scoring 129 points for the Lady Texans. Gonzales finished the long round with a time of 6.8, and then put up a time of 7.9 in the short round to earn a final average time of 14.7._DSC0826

Sophomore Jenna Dallyn finished in the top 10 again after running a time of 7.2 in the long round. Dallyn finished eighth after posting a time of 8.2 in the short round.

Freshman Josey Shannon also earned a spot in the top 10, clinching the ninth-place spot behind Dallyn. Shannon posted a time of 6.9 in the long round, after putting up a time of 9.1 in the short round to average a time of 18.6 and earning 45 points for the Lady Texans.

Freshman Delaney Kanau earned a ninth-place spot in the breakaway roping event, putting up a time of 2.8 in the long round. Kanau missed in the short round, averaging a final time of 102.8 and scoring 27.5 points for SPC.

The Texans placed sixth overall, earning a total of 245 points._DSC0799

Sophomore Chase Wilson placed fourth in steer wrestling, after putting up a time of 5.2 in the long run, and running a 4.7 in the short round. Wilson averaged a final time of 9.9, while scoring 30 points for the Texans.

Sophomore Chet Boren also finished in the top 10 in the steer wrestling event, placing eighth. Boren posted a time of 4.6 in the long round, but missed the short round, putting up a time of 106.6 as the final average.

In the tie down roping event, sophomore Stefan Ramone placed fifth after posting a time of 10.2 in the long round, and running a time of 14.7 in the short round. Ramone finished the event earning the Texans 85 points.

In the team roping event, SPC’s Zack Kirkpatrick was paired with Tarleton’s Abby Medlin. The pair placed fifth overall, roping in 70 points. The duo finished the long round with a time of 6.6, but missed the short round and finished with an average of 106.6.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will continue their rodeo season in February on the road in Odessa, competing in the Odessa College Rodeo on Feb. 23 – Feb. 25. The also will travel to Brownwood March 23 – 25 to compete in the Ranger College Rodeo.  


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