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‘Really came together’: Texas Tech claims Ranch Horse National Championship

‘Really came together’: Texas Tech claims Ranch Horse National Championship

Texas Tech’s Ranch Horse Team rode to its fourth national title last month (Apr. 19-20) at the American Stock Horse Association National Collegiate Championship Show in Abilene. More than a dozen teams from across the nation vied for top honors, including Missouri State, New Mexico State and Colorado State.

“I’m extremely proud of how everyone did during the weekend, both in and out of the show pen,” said Tech Ranch Horse Team Coach Cooper Cogdell. “They did a great job of representing Texas Tech and really came together with all their hard work to pull off this national championship.” Tech’s team were national champions in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Texas Tech’s team members from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources competed in three divisions, Non-Pro, Limited Non-Pro and Novice. The team members ranked among the top ten slots in every division, aiding them to their national victory. National High-Point and Reserve High-Point winners included:

  • Kelsey Stokes, agricultural economics/business major from Afton, National Non-Pro High-Point Champion
  • Kelsey Watring, animal Science major from Lakewood, Colo., National Non-Pro Reserve High-Point Champion
  • Pate Stewart, wildlife biology major from Munday, National Limited Non-Pro High-Point Champion
  • Jordan Williams, agricultural economics major from Weatherford, National Limited Non-Pro Reserve High-Point Champion

Other members of the team are:

  • Parke Greeson, animal business major from Victoria
  • Blaze Cogdell, agricultural economics major from Silverton
  • Jennifer Bouse, math major from Angleton
  • Hannah Langendoerfer, exercise and sports science major form Idalia, Colo.
  • Gage Moorhouse, agricultural economics major from Guthrie
  • Ashley Daniel an agricultural education from Guthrie
  • Landon Brown, animal business major from Welch
  • Beth Hughs, public relations major from Abilene
  • Tyler O’Neal, agricultural communications major from Pampa
  • Kate Reagan, agribusiness and economics major from Silverton
  • Luke Abraham, range management major from Canadian
  • Courtney Fredriksen, business/marketing major from Van Alstyne

CONTACT: Leslie Thompson, chairman and professor, Department of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University at 806-742-2805 ext. 224 or

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