Tarleton Women Take First at Clarendon NIRA Rodeo

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STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State University’s women’s rodeo team, led by four goat tying specialists, captured first place at the weekend Clarendon College National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association stop.

Tori Brower posted a two-head 14.1 clocking to take first in the average, while teammates Rayme Jones and Mary Risse posted identical 15.2 times for third. Shyanne Bauerle’s 16.2 was good for sixth.

Breakaway ropers Kinlie Brennise and Aubrie Ford took second and third, each with 2.5s in the long go. Kinlie’s 2.6 in the finals gave her the runner-up spot by a scant .02.

Barrel racer Jordan Driver flashed a two-run 34.98, including a finals-best 17.22, for third, and Acey Pinkston was fourth with her combined 35.04.

Tarleton’s men, led by team roper Korbin Rice, accumulated 325 points at Clarendon, good for third place.

Korbin and partner Cooper Freeman of Cisco College scored a 5.6, best in the short go, for a two-steer 12.7 for the event title, just .01 ahead of Tarleton teammate Wyatt Bray and Western Texas College roper Cutter Tomlinson.

Dallas Owen and Weatherford College’s Spud Denmark teamed for a fifth-place 16.1, while Curtis Kayser and Nathan Lawson of South Plains College posted a sixth-place 18.3.

Steer wrestlers Clay Guthrie and Landris White were second and third in the weekend average, Clay turning in a two-head 8.5 and Landris a 9.3. Tie-down roper Wyatt Crandall was third in his event with an 18.1 on two calves.

Rough stock riders Gus Gaillard and Riggen Hughes also finished near the top of the leader board. Gus, a saddle bronc rider, earned a 153 on two rides, including a 78, good for second in the finals and third in the average.

Bull rider Riggen scored an 83 to take second in both the long go and the average.Both Tarleton squads will return to action this weekend at the Vernon College Rodeo. The fall season ends Oct. 27-29 in Lubbock at the Texas Tech Rodeo.

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