The women’s team took home the Stampede championship and the men’s team came in fourth.
Cole Bailey of Okmulgee had a third place finish in the first round of the Tie Down Roping with a time of 9.9 seconds. He was a no time in the short round that left him sixth place in the average.
This was enough to earn him a second place spot in the year end standings in the Central Plains Region and earn him a trip to the College Finals.
Kade Kinghorn of Wyoming placed sixth in the first round with a time of 10.6 seconds. He followed with a 10.9 second run in the short-round to place second in the average.
Kyle Linaweaver of Southeastern and his partner Coleman Proctor of Northwestern had a great weekend in the Team Roping. They won the long go with a 5.4 second run.
They came back for a 6 second run to give them second in the round and an average championship. This pair won the Central Plains Region in the Team Roping and are headed to Casper, Wyo., to the College Finals Rodeo.
Southeastern’s Ryan Von Ahn and Trevor Connolly placed fifth in the first round of the team roping. They had some tough luck in the finals round, but managed to hold onto their second place finish in the Central Plains Region. They will also make the trip to Casper, Wyo.
The duo of Bubba Hefley and Pake Stamper gained a few points for the Southeastern men’s team by placing sixth in the long go of the team roping and split sixth in the average.
In the women’s events Jesse Alsup of Southeastern claimed the Breakaway Roping Championship while teammate Rashell Hays was a close second. Alsup split fourth and fifth in the long go, and came back to split second and third in the short go to give her the win. Hays was third in the long go, forth in the short go and second in the average.
Torrie Mullins had a successful weekend in the goat tying. The Oklahoma native won the first round with a fast time of 8.0 seconds followed by an 8.2 second run in the short-round to place her second.
Mullins earned needed points to move her into the top three to qualify for the college finals. Kelli Smith of Southeastern already had the championship wrapped up in the goat tying prior to the Stampede Rodeo. She will be headed to Casper as well to represent Southeastern.
In the Barrel Racing event Robin Webb had an extremely successful weekend. The Iowa native made a clean sweep by winning the first round with a time of 16.69 seconds, followed by a win in the short round with another 16 second run claim the average title. She was also the Central Plains Region Barrel Racing champion, and the All Around Champion. She will be going to Casper Wyoming in the Barrel Racing and Goat Tying events. Teammate Rashell Hays did not score any points in the barrel racing at Southeastern’s rodeo, but she did tie for third place in the region to qualify for the college finals.
Rachael Reichenberg of Nebraska also was successful this past weekend. She qualified back to the short-round in the barrel racing where she placed third in the short-round with a time of 16.83 seconds to place her fourth in the average. Tanya Ridgeway of Caney placed sixth in the first round with a time of 17.13 seconds and sixth in the average.
Southeastern will be sending four women and five men to the College National Finals in Casper, Wyo. in June. They will be looking for national titles with both teams being very strong.
A big thank you to the businesses in Durant and the surrounding communities that helped make the Stampede rodeo so successful, your support is greatly appreciated.