Rodeo teams impress at final competition fall season

The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams finished the 2018 fall season with strong showings at the Texas Tech University Rodeo.

The Lady Texans and Texans placed third and fourth, respectively, during the event held Oct. 25 – Oct. 27 at the Texas Tech Equestrian Center in Lubbock.

Freshman Kaytlyn Miller took home the women’s all-around title after placing third in goat tying. She posted a time of 6.8 in the long round and a 6.6 in the finals, averaging 13.4. In breakaway roping, Miller clocked a time of 2.4 in the long round, but posted no time in the finals.

Miller placed fifth in barrel racing, posting a time of 16.02 in the long round and a 16.25 in the finals. Sophomore Kody Criswell placed seventh in the event, posting a time of 16.14 in the long round and a 16.30 in the finals, averaging 32.44.

For the Texans, sophomore Cooper Bennett placed sixth in bareback riding after posting the top score of 78 in the long round, and a score of 68 in the finals, averaging 146.

In tiedown roping, freshman Colton McCarley placed sixth after posting a time of 8.2 in the long round and a 12.9 in the finals, averaging 21.1.

Sophomore Britton Bedke placed fourth in steer wrestling with a run of 5.0 in the long round and a 4.7 in the finals, averaging 9.7.

In team roping, freshman Grady Quam teamed with Cisco’s Paden Bray. The two placed fourth overall after posting the fastest time in the long round with a 5.4 and a time of 11.6 in the finals. Sophomore Steffan Ramone teamed with former Texan Jhett Trenary, and the two posted a 6.2 in the long round but missed in the finals, finishing seventh overall.

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