Southeastern Oklahoma State University rodeo is set to host its lone home contest of the season when it welcomes the rest of the Central Plains Region to the Betty Gayle Cooper-Ratliff Memorial Rodeo Thursday-Saturday at the Durant Round-Up Club Arena.
The event features nightly performances at 7:30 beginning Thursday, plus the chance to catch even more rodeo action with slack performances beginning at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for ages 5 to 13. As with all regular season Savage Storm events, SE students get in free.
Saturday also will be “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” Night. Anyone wearing pink will get $2 off the admission price.
Southeastern comes into its home rodeo ranked sixth in the region on the women’s side and seventh on the men’s.
Callie Hewett leads the women’s side with a fifth-place ranking in breakaway roping, 55 points out of the top three in the region with four rodeos to go in the season.
Micaela Carlile has turned in a solid season thus far in barrel racing and is sixth in the Central Plains Region standings.
On the men’s side, Ethan Fox leads all Storm riders and the entire region, and sits atop the header standings in the team roping. His partner, Chase Boekhaus from Northwestern Oklahoma State, leads the heeler standings. Fox and Boekhaus are sitting at 15th in the nation heading into the weekend.
Kolton Schmidt also is ranked among headers in the team roping at 10th.
In the tie-down roping, Dillon Holder has climbed to sixth in the current standings with four rodeos remaining.