Men’s rodeo team sets record

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team set a record over the weekend at the Cochise Community College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., scoring 1,120 points in a first-place finish with three individual championships. The point total is a Grand Canyon Region record for a rodeo. The team is first in the nation, [...]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men’s team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for [...]

Rodeo team gearing up for spring meets

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team finished the fall semester strong and has big plans for the spring. The Men’s Team is currently ranked third in the nation and second in the Grand Canyon Region, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU). The Women’s Team also performed well last semester, and is [...]

Rodeo team claims four championships

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team competed at Dine College in Tsaile, Ariz., Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, where the men’s team brought home four championships and finished in second place. Sophomore Austin Woods of Newberg, Ore., claimed his first championship title in steer wrestling at Dine College. “It felt really [...]

Former Mesalands student sets rodeo record

Special to the QCS Sydni Blanchard, 22, from Albuquerque, a former member of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team, recently set a record at one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. Blanchard won all four opening elimination rounds of barrel racing, including the semi-final and the championship rounds. [...]

Teen qualifies for horse show

QCS Staff Rebecca Alden, 16, of Tucumcari, a member of the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team, is a qualifier for the 2011 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. Her American Quarter Horses Majors Robin Hood and Hott Flash will be competing in the Ford Youth World Show on Aug. [...]

Quay County rancher, 70, tops senior pro rodeo rankings

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer A local 70-year-old rancher splits his time between tending 300 head of cattle, rebuilding a home and being ranked number one in calf and breakaway roping in the National Senior Pro Rodeo Association. Jerry Koile is currently first in the NSPRA world rankings in 68-plus calf roping [...]

Quay County 4-H rodeo draws 57 riders

QCS stafff The 2011 Quay County 4-H Rodeo and State 4-H Horse Show will be held Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The weekend events start at 7 a.m. each day with the 50th Annual State 4-H Horse Show. Quay County has hosted the horse show for more than 40 years. During the [...]

Our page — June 29

Forty-one 4-Hers, parents, community members and County staff members pitched in and painted the rodeo arena Monday evening. Thanks to the awesome turnout, we were able to get half of it painted in less than three hours. Participants were treated to hot dogs and watermelon for their efforts. The next paint evening is scheduled for [...]

Rodeo team finishes strong at national finals

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Kimberly Hanna The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team was well-represented at the 2011 College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyo. June 11-18. Six freshmen and two sophomores competed for Mesalands during the eight-day event at the Casper Events Center. Freshman Tyrel Virden of Alamogordo finished the short round in eighth place and then missed [...]