UAM Women Capture First Place At 9th Annual Boll Weevil Stampede

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MONTICELLO — The women’s rodeo team at the University of Arkansas at Monticello topped teams from seven different colleges and universities to win the women’s division of the 9th annual Boll Weevil Stampede rodeo held last weekend at the Drew County Fairgrounds east of Monticello.

UAM was led by Jessica Rowland of Bonnerdale, Jesse Haynes of Abingdon, Ill., and Abby Searcy of Wilmar, who combined to score 375 points in three events. Searcy led the way by scoring 155 points to finish second in the barrel racing competition. Dacia Horne of the University of Tennessee-Martin won the event.

UAM rodeo logoRowland scored 130 points in goat tying, placing second behind Loni Pearce of Southern Arkansas University. Rowland and Haynes combined to score 90 points in the breakaway roping competition, which was won by Cheree Cooper of the University of West Alabama.

West Alabama finished second to UAM in the women’s division with Tennessee-Martin in third. Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas finished fourth, followed by SAU, East Mississippi Community College, Three Rivers Community College, and MissouriValley College. The win vaulted the UAM women’s team to third place in the season-long standings in the six-state Ozark Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

Tennessee-Martin won the men’s competition, followed by Missouri Valley, SAU, West Alabama, Three Rivers, and Murray State University.

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