OC Rodeo Regular Season Wrap-Up

OC Rodeo Regular Season Wrap-Up

The Odessa College Wranglers wrapped up their regular season schedule in Stephenville, Texas this weekend at the Tarleton Stampede.  After the ten rodeo season the Odessa College Wrangler Rodeo Team will send three student athletes to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming June 9-17.


BoDell Jessen, a freshman from Altonah, Utah, earned the Southwest Region Reserve All-Around Championship.  Jessen scored points in the bareback riding, bull riding, steer wrestling and tie-down roping this year.  Jessen will compete in the bareback riding and bull riding at the College National Finals Rodeo.


Sophomore Austin Williams, from Marsing Idaho, will compete in the bareback riding at the College National Finals Rodeo. Williams dominated the competition at the Tarleton Stampede to punch his ticket to the finals.  Williams had a clean sweep in the bareback riding at Stephenville, winning both rounds and the average in the bareback riding.


Fellow sophomore Bradie Gray, from Hallsville, Australia, will compete in the bull riding at the 2017 CNFR.  Gray was unable to compete at the Tarleton Stampede Rodeo because of injuries he sustained at a PBR event.  Gray had already earned enough points at the previous nine rodeos to earn his spot at the College Finals Rodeo. Gray should be cleared to compete weeks before the CNFR.


The wranglers had several other strong performances at the Tarleton Stampede.  Freshman, Shelby Dines, of Marsing Idaho earned the breakaway championship.  Dines roped two calves in 5.5 seconds.  She also won the second round with a time of 2.6 seconds.


Other top finishers at the Tarleton Rodeo for the Wranglers

Bareback Riding

1--Austin Williams

5--Harry Ash

6--Bodell Jessen

Breakaway Roping

1--Shelby Dines

4--Afton McCourt

10--Maddy Dickens

Steer Wrestling

4--Boyd Sawyer

Saddle Bronc Riding

 5--Cameron Messier

Barrel Racing

3—Maddy Dickens

Bull Riding

3—Dalton Peterson

4—Layne Ward

5—Bodell Jessen


The Wrangles look strong for the 2017-2018 season as they will return 29 students.  Of those students returning 22 placed in the top 25 in the region as freshmen.  Here are the placings for the 2016/2017 season.


Men's Team      

4              Odessa College

Women's Team

7              Odessa College

Men's All-Around           

2              Jessen, Kevin BoDell

Saddle Bronc Riding       

11           Messier, Cameron Edward

15           Sawyer, Boyd Thomas

17           Hooper, Samray Caleb

Bareback Riding               

3              Williams, Austin Robert

7              Jessen, Kevin BoDell

8              Metzger, Danten Cole

9              Johnson, Wyatt Karl

10           Ash, Harry James

11           Hewett, Cole Thomas

Bull Riding          

3              Gray, Bradie James Michael

4              Ward, Layne Steven

7              Allred, Austin Doyle

8              Steen, Nolan Scott

8              Jessen, Kevin BoDell

13           Petersen, Dalton W

Steer Wrestling

7              Sawyer, Boyd Thomas

8              Trujillo, Jake Wesley

10           Allred, Ty D

14           Powell, Brock Dean

25           Hewett, Cole Thomas

Barrel Racing     

5              Dickens, Madeline Elise

Breakaway Roping          

14           Clark, Cassidy Bryanne

18           Dines, Shelby

20           Hutchings, Timmi Lynne​