A Weatherford College cowboy leads the Southwest Region standings at the midway point of the college rodeo season. Lane Livingston has a comfortable lead in tie down roping after five National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association events.
After the final event of the fall, the Texas Tech Rodeo Oct. 15-17, Livingston has 650 total points, 270 ahead of his closest competitor. The sophomore from Seymour took first place in three of the five fall rodeos.
Jace Davis, a WC freshman from Capitan, New Mexico, is tied for third in the team roping-heeler standings and Chase Chambers is fourth among team roping headers.
Seth Cooke is sixth in tie down roping. Pistol Preece is tenth in bull riding.
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The WC men’s team is third overall out of 15 teams in the Southwest Region.
In Lubbock, Cooke came from behind to win the tie down roping championship finals. After tying for fifth in the opening round, he won the finals with an 8.1 and finished first overall with 17.1 on two runs.
Chris McCuistion placed in both tie down roping rounds, roping two for 19.4 for a third-place tie in the aggregate.
Krista Emmons moved from a tie for tenth in the first round to win fourth in the finals.
Aspyn Dent won the opening round in goat tying with a 7.4-second run and finished third overall with 16.0 on two.
The WC rodeo team will now break for the winter, with the Southwest Region’s spring events beginning in late February.