CC Rodeo has successful fall semester

Posted By: Ashlee Estlack - 11/27/2017 6:26:55 PM

Clarendon College Rodeo had a strong fall semester in the Southwest Region - the men’s team currently sitting in 4th place and the women’s team is 16th.

At the first rodeo in Portales, the men’s team finished 3rd when Tegan Smith won 3rd in the Saddle bronc Riding, and 2nd in the Bull riding and was the reserve all-around cowboy. Brayden Roberson was 3rd in the bareback riding and Kyle Hash was 9th in the Steer Wrestling.

At the second rodeo in Vernon the men’s team placed 4th and the women’s team finished 11th as Tegan Smith won 2nd in the Saddle Bronc Riding, Colton Kelly won 2nd in the Bull Riding, Garrett Heinert won 6th in the Bull Riding and Kyle Hash finished 4th in the Steer Wrestling. Bucki Shepherd finished 9th in the breakaway roping and Lana Bell was 10th in the Goat tying.

At the Frank Phillips College Rodeo held in Perryton the Clarendon College Men’s team came in 4th place when Brayden Roberson finished 8th in the Bareback Riding, Tegan Smith won the Saddle Bronc Riding, won 2nd in the Bull Riding and was the All-Around Champion Cowboy. Casey McCleskey added points to the team finishing 5th in the Team Roping. Rilee Didway made the short round and finished 9th in the Barrel racing for the women’s team.

At the fourth Rodeo in Lubbock at Texas Tech, the men’s team finished 7th. Robert Haley, coming off an injury that held him out of competition for the first three rodeo’s, finished 3rd in the Saddle Bronc Riding. Brayden Roberson ended up 5th in the bareback riding, Trey Engel won 2nd and Garrett Heinert was fourth in the Bull Riding.

The last rodeo of this semester was held in Alpine TX at Sul Ross. Tegan Smith won 2nd in the saddle Bronc riding, Mitchell Phillips was 8th in the Bareback Riding, Casey McCleskey split 2-3rd in the Team Roping with partner Brandon Muniz from ENMU and Colton Kelly won the Bull Riding. This placed the Men’s team 4th at the rodeo and currently 4th in the regional standings after their first half of the year.

The Southwest Region is the most competitive Region in the nation with 17 Colleges and Universities competing at each rodeo.

The rodeo teams will compete next at the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo Collegiate Challenge on Feb 11th and then at the next 5 regional rodeos of the spring semester in Odessa, Snyder, Brownwood, Big Spring, and Stephenville.