Mesalands Rodeo Team faces first match in Portales

Lawrence Harmel, a member of Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team,
practices bull riding for the team’s upcoming match, Thursday through
Saturday, at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. “We have a good
nucleus of returning team members and a lot of strong first-year numbers
as we prepare for competition,” said rodeo team coach Shawn Patrick. The
team has 26 members, with eight students returning from last year.

Mesalands Rodeo Team Schedule
Eastern New Mexico University Sept. 21-23
Alpine, Texas Oct. 5-7
Vernon, Texas Oct. 12-14
Lubbock, Texas Oct.19-21