PORTALES — The South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams capped off their first rodeo of the season on Saturday as they combined to place eight competitors in the finals of the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo at the Lewis Cooper Rodeo Arena.
In his first rodeo for South Plains, freshman Cooper Bennett used a score of 74 in the finals to win the bareback riding event. Bennett also scored a 74 in the long round, picking up 160 points for the Texans who finished fifth overall over the weekend with 260 points.
LEVELLAND — Following one of the most successful seasons in program history, the South Plains College men’s and women’s rodeo teams will kick off their 2018 campaign this weekend at the Eastern New Mexico University Rodeo Sept. 20-22 in Portales at the Lewis Cooper Rodeo Arena.
LEVELLAND — The South Plains College Rink Bownds Memorial Rodeo continues on Saturday in Levelland at the Mallet Event Center beginning at 9 a.m.
South Plains will be well represented in the morning slack and the 7 p.m. performance as the Texans and Lady Texans compete against some of the nation's best in the UPRA sanctioned rodeo. Doors will open one hour prior to the rodeo and tickets can be purchased at the front entrance of the Mallet Event Center.