The University of Tennessee at Martin men’s rodeo team finished second while the women’s squad brought home fourth place honors in the 45th annual spring college rodeo held at the Ned Ray McWherter Agricultural Pavilion and NW (Doc) Robinson Arena April 11-13, 2013.
For the past seven years, the team at UTM has been awarded the annual “Rodeo of the Year” by Ozark Region.
Entering its own rodeo ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation, the UT Martin men’s team tallied 540 points, just trailing Missouri Valley College (645 points) for the team title. Nonetheless, the UT Martin men’s team seized the Ozark Region championship by a commanding margin and has qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo, which will be held in Casper, Wyoming on June 9-15.
The Skyhawk women’s team compiled 220 points, narrowly missing first place honors. West Alabama took home the women’s championship with 275 total points.
In addition, Skyhawk head coach John Luthi was named Ozark Region’s Coach of the Year, marking the first time in his 17-year UT Martin career that he has captured that accolade.