Tarleton rodeo teams compete in Vernon College Rodeo

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The men and women’s rodeo teams traveled to Vernon this past weekend for their second college rodeo of the semester. The men’s team finished with a total of 470 points, which gave them just enough to beat Odessa College for grand champion. Two members of the rodeo team won reserve champion in their individual events.

Richmond Champion won reserve champion in bareback riding. He scored 55 points in the long round, and 77 points in the short round.

Also winning reserve champion was Cassidy Boggs in goat tying with a time of 7.7 seconds in the long round and 7.3 seconds in the short. Also competing in goat tying were Baili Collins and McKenna Wagner. Wagner finished fourth with her first time being a 7.4 seconds and the second being 9.4 seconds. Baili finished in 7.7 seconds in the long round and 8 seconds in the short, giving her fifth place bragging rights.

In saddle bronc riding, Travis Nelson finished third with a score of 73 in the long round and 65 in the short round.

In the calf roping, Shay Carroll finished third with a long round time of 9.1 seconds and a short round time of 10.4 seconds. Logan Loiselle finished the long round in 9.4 seconds, and the short round in 10.5 seconds, earning him fifth place. Billy Bob Brown won the long round with a time of 8.2 seconds, but had a no score in the short round.

Jace Melvin and Samuel Williams finished fourth and fifth in steer wrestling, respectively. Melvin had a time of 6.7 seconds in the long round, and 4.9 seconds in the short. Williams finished in 6.4 seconds, then in 5.5 seconds.

Only one Tarleton roping team placed this week. Courtney Small and Zac Small finished in 8 seconds in the long round and 16.2 seconds in the short round, earning them fourth place.

Starr Kynder took fourth place in barrel racing with a long round time of 17.39 seconds and a short round time of 17.66 seconds.

In breakaway roping, Karly Johnson made it to the short round with a long round time of 2.2 seconds, but had a no score in the short round.

The teams will travel to Perryton, TX Oct. 10-12 for the Frank Phillips College Rodeo.