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03.19.2013 - [Rodeo]

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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