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Texas Tech rodeo teams end season on winning note

Texas Tech’s rodeo teams finished their season with a strong showing last week at the Tarleton State University National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rodeo in Stephenville. Out of 16 schools participating this season, the Tech men’s team finished third, while the women’s team took fourth place in the Southwest region’s year-end standings.

For the men’s team, Luke Creasy dominated in the bronc riding event by placing first in go round one and he took first place in the finals, winning the championship in the bareback bronc riding event. He also nearly doubled the points for the year with 1,370, while second place Tarleton State University’s Craig Wisehart took 735 points.

Teammate Logan Allen placed fourth in go round one of the bull riding, and finished in the top 10 in team roping and bareback riding. The Crescent, Iowa native finished third in the region’s all-around standings and fifth in the saddle bronc riding for the year.

C.J. Kerr was crowned reserve regional champion steer wrestler. Along with Creasy, the freshman animal and food sciences major will compete for the national championship at the 62nd annual College National Finals Rodeo June 13-19 in Casper, Wyo. Kerr, from Paradise, qualified by finishing second for the year in the steer wrestling event for the Southwest region.

In the women’s category, after finishing fourth in go round one, Taylor Langdon, an animal and food sciences major from Sanger, placed first in the finals and first overall in barrel racing.

Teammate Dani McGuire, an agriculture and applied economics major from Odessa, placed fourth in the first go round of the breakaway calf roping and finished fifth overall. Erica Creswell, a senior psychology major from Weatherford, Okla., finished the year in third place in the goat tying standings. Along with Kerr and Creasy, she will represent Texas Tech in Casper.

Written by Erin Hawes

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

0429NM10 / Photo credit: Craig Kelley – 2010

Editor’s Note: Additional information is also available at www.collegerodeo.com and www.swregion.org

 

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