ALPINE, Texas - The South Plains College Texan and Lady Texan rodeo teams got off to a good start during the first two sessions of the Sul Ross State rodeo in Alpine Thursday night and Friday morning as they have one leading an event and several more vying for spots in Saturday's short round.
Dylan Wahlert helped South Plains get off to a positive start in Thursday evening's first event, bareback riding. Wahlert was the last rider to come out of the shoot, and he saved the best for last as he rode to a performance leading score of 70 points. Wahlert will sit back and watch Friday night to see if his score holds up during the second performance.Tate Teague
was the third to compete in the calf roping event where he tied down his calf in what was at the time the quickest time, 11.9 seconds. By the end of the event Teague held the second fastest time but has since moved to ninth overall following Friday morning's slack and will have to wait and see if he will advance.Colt Cleavinger
- who won last week's bull riding competition in Portales - rode the saddlebronc horse ‘Mr. Boombastic' to a humble score of 59. The ride was fifth best of the evening with 11 riders remaining Friday night. Cleavinger is also entered in the bull riding competition Friday evening.
In goat tying, Kylee Mackelprang
sped to a time of 9.2 seconds during Thursday's first performance, second best of the round. Mackelprang has since fallen to ninth with the conclusion of Friday slack.Jessie Kate Cole
's Friday morning time of 3.1 seconds in breakaway roping is also good for ninth overall with 62 ropers remaining in the field.
Teammate Keyla Kothman
also recorded a stellar time of 3.3 seconds in the breakaway event, ranking her 11th overall.
Six SPC athletes are scheduled to compete Friday night during the second performance with one more to follow during slack. Nine will compete Saturday morning before the short round is figured. Typically, the top 10 (including ties) qualify for the final round.
Friday's performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., while Saturday's slack will begin at 9 a.m. The final performance is set for 7 p.m. Saturday night.
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SPC Rodeo Results from Alpine, Texas
Thursday, Sept. 27
Dylan Wahlert Bareback 70 1stKyle Sutherland
Bareback NS ----Tate Teague
Tie-down 11.9 9thKyler Cator
Saddlebronc NS ----Colt Cleavinger
Saddlebronc 59 5th Kylee Mackelprang
Goat Tying 9.2 9th Sadie Watkins
Goat Tying NT ----
Team Roping 13.3 Jordan Box
Bull Riding NS ----
Friday, Sept. 28 - SlackJessie Kate Cole
Breakaway 3.1 9th Keyla Kothman
Breakaway 3.3 11th Blake Gagnon
Tie-down NT ----Sarah Walker
Breakaway NT ----Kelsee Watkins
Breakaway NT ----Kipty Watt
Breakaway NT ----Kimberly Hendley
Breakaway NT ----Kylee Mackelprang
Breakaway NT ----Sadie Watkins
Breakaway NT ----Shane Krywcun
Steer Wrestling NT ----
Gagnon/Willick Team Roping NT ----
Cole/ Team Roping NT ----
Kothman/Daugherty Team Roping 14.5
Teague/Black Team Roping NT ----
Upcoming SPC events
Friday, Sept. 28 PerformanceColt Cleavinger
Bull RidingBrice Carmichael
Steer WrestlingJW Ery
Lehman/Carmichael Team RopingSarah Walker
Slack after Friday, Sept. 28 PerformanceKyler Cator
Slack Saturday, Sept. 29
Dylan Wahlert Steer WrestlingJarrett Parson
Steer WrestlingTy Willick
Harris/Tate Team Roping
/Parson Team RopingKeyla Kothman
Goat TyingKimberly Hendley
Goat TyingKipty Watt