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.

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