April 11, 2013
COPY BY: Paige Williamson, WTAMU rodeo team member
WTAMU Rodeo Team Competes at Western Texas College Rodeo
CANYON, Texas—A member of West Texas A&M University’s rodeo team has been on a roll this spring. Quay Howard, a senior agriculture education major from Canyon, is currently sitting fifth in southwest region standings after earning a spot in the short round with 9.0 seconds in the long round at the Western Texas College rodeo April 4-6 in Snyder.
Howard’s current standing gives him a good shot at making the College National Finals Rodeo, which takes the top three from every region.
Three from WTAMU’s girl’s team also came back to the short round at the Western Texas College rodeo. Jordan Fabrizio, a graduate student in business from Amarillo, won the all-around title at the South Plains College rodeo and proved herself again with a 8.0 second run in goat tying to give her a short round spot, Fabrizio was 9.0 in the short round, which placed her seventh in the average.
In the breakaway roping Meagan Sullivan, a senior accounting major from Burlington, Colo., came back to the short round after a 2.5 second catch in the long go.
Courtney Conklin, a senior nursing major from Jayton, clocked a time of 13.95 in barrel racing. The fast time placed her third in the long round, right up there with the top barrel racers in the southwest region. In the short round Conklin had another great run with a time of 14.0 seconds for a second in the short round and third in the average.
The WTAMU rodeo team will travel to Big Spring this weekend to compete at the Howard College rodeo.