LEVELLAND – South Plains College is set to host their first ever NIRA rodeo March 21-23 when the Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo begins with the first performance at 7 p.m. Thursday evening.
The event is named in honor of Rink Bownds, a local businessman and cowboy who passed away June 22, 2010, from injuries sustained when his horse fell while roping in San Angelo.
The SPC Rink Bownds NIRA event is the seventh of 10 rodeos in the Southwest Region. The South Plains College men's team currently ranks third out of 15 teams entering their home competition and several Texans and Lady Texans are in the top 10 in their event standings.
In conjunction with the rodeo, the Mallet Event Center will celebrate their grand opening Thursday at 5 p.m., prior to the first performance. At 6 p.m. Saturday, spectators will be in for a treat as there will be a live performance from the SPC Commercial music department before the final performance begins at 7 p.m.
Single day tickets are $8 each and three-day general admission passes are also available for $20.
Thursday, March 21
5 p.m. Mallet Grand Opening Celebration
7 p.m. First Performance
9 p.m. Slack
Friday, March 22
9 a.m. Slack
7 p.m. Second Performance
Saturday, March 23
9 a.m. Slack
6 p.m. SPC Commercial Music Concert
7 p.m. Short Go (Final Performance)
SPC Texans and Lady Texans at Rink Bownds Rodeo
First Performance Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m.
Asa Daugherty Calf Roping
JW Ery Steer Wrestling
Kimberly Hendley Goat Tying
Slack after First Perf Thursday, March 21
Kimberly Hendley Breakaway
Slack Friday, March 22 at 9 a.m.
Bradley Guin Calf Roping
Murphey Black Calf Roping
Pryce Harris Calf Roping
Harris/Tate Team Roping
Lehman/Carmichael Team Roping
Kothman/Daugherty Team Roping
Kipty Watt Barrel Racing
Sarah Walker Goat Tying
Second Performance Friday, March 22 at 7 p.m.
Dylan Wahlert Bareback
Shane Krywcun Steer Wrestling
Jarrett Parson Steer Wrestling
Keyla Kothman Breakaway Roping
Kelsee Watkins Breakaway Roping
Kipty Watt Goat Tying
Slack Saturday, March 23 at 9 a.m.
Seavor Tate Calf Roping
Dylan Wahlert Steer Wrestling
Brice Carmichael Steer Wrestling
Ty Willick Steer Wrestling
Willick/Black Team Roping
WTC/Parson Team Roping
Sarah Walker Breakaway Roping
Kipty Watt Breakaway Roping
Jessie Kate Cole Breakaway Roping