UT MARTIN WOMEN'S TEAM PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF SEASON AT MURRAY STATE DUAL RODEO
October 16, 2016
MURRAY, Ky. – The University of Tennessee at Martin rodeo teams competed in a pair of rodeos at nearby Murray State this weekend, producing four top-four showings over the four-day event.
The first rodeo took place on Thursday and Friday, as both UT Martin teams finished in second place. The men’s team earned 395 points while the women’s squad racked up 230 points.
The UT Martin women’s team brought home a win in the second rodeo, which spanned Saturday and Sunday. The women’s squad accumulated 230 points while the men’s team finished fourth with 230 points.
In the first rodeo, Houston Herbert got things started for the men’s team in bareback riding. He placed first in the opening round (69), second in average (115) and fourth in the short go (46).
Douglas Rich was responsible for team points in calf roping, as he finished fourth in average (31.5), fourth in the second round (20.6) and split fifth in the opening round (10.9).
Three UT Martin cowgirls found the scoring column in breakaway roping. Savannah Warner placed at the top of the field in average (5.9) and in the short go (2.9) while also splitting second in the first round (3.0). Shara Adcock’s 7.4 average and 4.3 performance in the second round was good enough for fourth-place finishes while she also split sixth with her time of 3.1 seconds in the opening round. Kenzley Wilson (3.0) also split second place in the first round for UT Martin.
Tucker Kail earned points in all three phases of steer wrestling. His 10 seconds in the short go was good enough for fourth place while his average time (16) and first round time (6) placed fifth.
A trio of UT Martin cowboys accounted for points in team roping, including the two best finishes in the event. Rich partnered with East Mississippi’s Marcus Theriot to sweep first place honors in each phase (12.7 average, 6.5 first round, 6.2 second round). Hunter Styles teamed up with Hunter Roof to place second in average (13.7), second in the opening round (6.7) and second in the short go (7). Ross Mitchell joined forces with Ethan Wheeler of Northeast Alabama to place third in the short round (10.8) and fourth in average (23.2).
UT Martin accounted for six of the 10 finalists in barrel racing, as all six cowgirls registered points. Reagan Adkins led the charge by splitting first in average (28.96), ranking first in the short go (14.39) and splitting third in the opening round (14.57). Ashley Brooks also split first with a 28.96 average after finishing second in the first round (14.3) and fourth in the short go (14.66). Finishing third with a 29.22 average was Raegan Taylor, who also finished third in the short go (14.6) and split sixth in the first round (14.62). Madison Crow was the top finisher in the opening round with a time of 14.21 while Megan Crow and Molly Hill each split sixth in the first round with a time of 14.62.
In the second rodeo, Craig Parks dialed up points in all three phases of calf roping. His opening performance of 9.6 seconds ranked fifth while his 18.3 short go and 27.9 average was good enough for sixth place.
Brooks and Hannah Mosley each took part in the finals of breakaway roping, as Mosley split third with a 3.0 in the opening round while Brooks’ time of 3.3 seconds ranked sixth.
Robbie Van Holten was one of the final 10 competitors in steer wrestling, as he nearly swept all three categories of the event. His 9.7 average and 4.2 first round times were the best in the field while his 5.5 effort in the short go ranked second.
The duo of Rich and Theriot struck again for another quality finish in team roping, as they placed first in average (11.5), first in the short go (5.2) and second in the opening round (6.3). Warner also got in the action, as she teamed up with Murray State’s Cole Gibson to place third in average (17.6) and third in the short go (8.4).
The women’s team produced two scorers in barrel racing, led by Brooks’ 14.29 opening round (first), 14.45 short go (fourth) and 28.74 average (split first). Madison Crow also piled up points in all three phases, finishing fourth in average (28.88), fourth in the opening round (14.42) and splitting fifth in the short go (14.46).
In bull riding, Ryan McDaniel was one of just two total cowboys to secure points. His score of 73 in the second round topped the field.
UT Martin concludes its fall slate on Nov. 3-5 when it travels to Magnolia, Ark. for a rodeo hosted by Southern Arkansas.