The Texas Tech Women's Rodeo Team has clinched the Regional Team Championship for the 2011-2012 year. After a big win in Odessa, the Women's rodeo team led all 16 schools in the Southwest Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association by more than 800 points. The top two teams and three individuals will now advance to the College National Finals Rodeo in June that will be held in Casper, Wyoming.
The team was led by all-round cowgirl champion Bailey Guthrie. The senior exercise and sport sciences major from Rigby, Idaho, won first in both go rounds and the aggregate or average in the goat-tying event. Taylor Langdon, junior radiology technology major from Aubrey, maintained her second place regional standing by placing third in the first round of the barrel racing. On the men’s team, Tech’s Josh Carden placed second in the first round of steer wrestling event and finished sixth overall. The junior agriculture and applied economics major from Elberta, Ala., is seeking his first qualification to the College National Finals rodeo in June.