Southeastern Set to Host Home Rodeo

Southeastern rodeo is set to host its lone home contest of the season when it welcomes the rest of the Central Plains Region to the Betty Gayle Cooper-Ratliff Memorial Rodeo April 3-5 at the Durant Round-Up Club Arena.

The event features nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. beginning on Thursday, as well as the chance to catch even more rodeo action with slack performances beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 for kids ages five to 13. As with all regular season Savage Storm events, SE students get in free.

Saturday will also be "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" Night with anyone wearing pink getting $2 off the price of admission.

Southeastern comes into its home rodeo ranked sixth in the region on the women's side and seventh on the men's side.

Callie Hewett leads the women's side with a fifth-place ranking in the breakaway roping, 55 points out of the top three in the region with four rodeos to go in the season.

Micaela Carlile has turned in a solid season thus far in barrel racing and is currently sixth in the Central Plains Region standings.

On the men's side, Ethan Fox leads all Storm riders, as well as the entire region, and sits atop the header standings in the team roping, while his partner Chase Boekhaus from Northwestern Oklahoma State leads the heeler standings. Fox and Boekhaus are sitting in 15th in the nation heading into the weekend.

Kolton Schmidt is also ranked among headers in the team roping and is currently in 10th.

In the tie down roping, Dillon Holder has climbed to sixth in the current standings with four rodeos remaining.

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