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Rodeo Update: Zach Peterson, Taylor Langdon shine at Howard College Rodeo

Rodeo Update: Zach Peterson, Taylor Langdon shine at Howard College Rodeo

Strong performances in barrel racing and bull riding by Texas Tech’s rodeo team members led the Lubbock-based team over the weekend at the Howard College Rodeo in Big Spring.

According to Texas Tech Rodeo Coach Chris Guay, prominent performances included:

Bull Riding: Zach Peterson, an agriculture and applied economics major from Afton, Iowa. Fifth in go-round one; First in short go-round; First overall. The win puts the Tech student into second place in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association- Southwest Region bull riding standings.

  • Calf Roping: Klay Kirkes, a senior petroleum engineering major from Carlsbad, NM. Second in the finals; Fourth overall
  • Barrel Racing: Taylor Langdon, a senior exercise sports major from Aubrey. First in go-round one; Fourth in the short go-round; Second overall. The placing solidified her regional barrel racing championship status, and gives her a ticket to June’s college national finals rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
  • Goat Tying: Traci Bailey, a senior agricultural education major from Payson, Utah. Third in the finals; Fourth overall.

Texas Tech’s rodeo teams are scheduled to compete in one more rodeos during the spring semester. The next will be the Tarleton State University Rodeo on April 18-20 in Stephenville.

Written by Norman Martin

CONTACT: Chris Guay, rodeo coach, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2805 ext. 256 or

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