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03.24.2011 - [Rodeo]
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ODESSA, Texas - The South Plains College rodeo teams will begin competition in their seventh rodeo of the season today when competition gets underway at 7 p.m. at Odessa College, an event the teams will be helping to run off as South Plains is the co-host.

With only four rodeos remaining on the schedule, the Lady Texan squad is currently ranked eighth in the Southwest Region, while the Texans are No. 10.

Sophomore Ben Ramey has the best opportunity to make a return trip to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) held June 11-19 in Casper, Wyo. In his first rodeo of the spring held three weeks ago at Ranger College, Ramey improved his position from fifth to second with a dominating performance in the steer wrestling competition. He will have plenty of time to watch the competition this weekend as he is not scheduled to compete at Odessa until Saturday morning.

SPC head rodeo coach Kerry Doster says Ramey is competing at an entirely different level compared to last year.

"He (Ramey) has a really good work ethic," says the first year SPC coach. "He is very open minded and ready for change, whatever will make him better. He is there to win and having kids like that around is just a blessing, they make coaching easy."

Ramey's 310 points in the event trails Tarleton State's Kiel Rown by 55 points. He has several hot on his heels with 295 points occupying fourth place. Only the top three are assured of a spot in the National Finals.

Events begin today at 7 p.m. and qualifying will continue through Saturday morning. The top 10 in each event will compete in the final performance Saturday evening.

SPC Entries for Odessa College Rodeo

1st Performance Thursday @ 7PM

Blake Gagnon Steer Wrestling

Gagnon, Menefee Team Roping

Coby Auclair Barrell Racing

Schelli White Breakaway Roping

Slack Friday @ 9AM

Blake Gagnon Calf Roping

Asa Daugherty Calf Roping

Tyson Willick Steer Wrestling

Willick, Daugherty Team Roping

Auclair Team Roping

Carley Richardson Barrel Racing

Laramie Stewart Barrel Racing

Shiloh Hadley Breakaway Roping

Katie Vierstra Breakaway Roping

Coby Auclair Breakaway Roping

Courtney Conklin Breakaway Roping

Laramie Wing Goat Tying

Katie Vierstra Goat Tying

Shiloh Hadley Goat Tying

2nd Performance Friday @ 7PM

Coltin Jamieson Bareback Riding

JT Pettitt Bull Riding

Kelli Kindig Breakaway Roping

Slack Saturday @ 9AM

Ben Ramey Steer Wrestling

Pettitt/Pettitt Team Roping

Ramey Team Roping

Courtney Conklin Barrel Racing

Teanna Matchett Barrel Racing

Rachel Bergstrom Barrel Racing

Clara McBane Barrel Racing

Jessica Wahlert Barrel Racing

Laramie Wing Breakaway Roping

Carley Richardson Breakaway Roping

Kelli Kindig Goat Tying

Schelli White Goat Tying