(Story by Justin Lee, Odessa American)
It must have been a long winter break for the Odessa College rodeo teams.
Story provided by Western Texas College
Western Texas College lost a member of their men's rodeo team Monday September 29, 2014 in a fatal automobile accident. Isaiah Clayton, 21, from Columbus, Texas was involved in a 3-vehicle accident in Martin County early Monday morning. He was one of two people who were killed in the accident according to media reports. He was the son of Ike Clayton and Yolanda Stephenson. He was a returning member of the rodeo team where he competed in calf roping and team roping.
The Western Junior College Athletic Conference recently released their All-Conference teams for the 2013-14 rodeo seasons. Earning men's Coach of the Year was C.J. Aragon (Odessa), while Kerry Doster (South Plains) was named women's coach of the year.
Matt Turner of Western Texas College was named Men's Athlete of the Year and Shay Spitz of South Plains took the Women's Athlete of the Year honor.
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As the regular season closed in Stephenville this past weekend, the Weatherford College men's rodeo team made their year-long quest official, earning a berth in the College National Finals Rodeo. The Coyotes will compete at the prestigious event in Casper, Wyoming this summer.
Thanks to Wayne Baker of Odessa for passing along this report
By Cheri Dalton
ODESSA (Jan. 14, 2014) – OC rodeo coach C.J. Aragon today announced that one of his own OC Wranglers is currently ranked #1 in the PRCA World Standings in bull riding.
Sophomore student athlete Ty Wallace holds the #1 spot on that prestigious list of 50 competitors. Wallace, who is from Collbran, Colorado, is completing his second year at OC and as a member of the OC Wrangler Rodeo Team.