Pearl River rodeo sets foundation at Missouri Valley College
Published 4:27 pm Wednesday, September 29, 2021
MARSHALL, Mo. — The Pearl River rodeo team got its season started this weekend when the Wildcats competed in the Missouri Valley College rodeo.
“I think that we had a decent rodeo overall,” coach Frank Graves said. “We did not do as good as I thought we would, but I think for our first one of the year it was pretty good.”
Jeb Stewart (Lucedale) and Blake Lyons (Ethel, La.; Siliman Institute) tied for third in the first round of team roping but were unable to register a time in the second round.
Sarah Booty (Osyka; Amite County) had a great first run in goat tying, finishing tied for first place, but ended up placing sixth in average.
Molli Rae Kinchen (Tickfaw, La.; Ponchatoula) tied for third in breakaway roping while Brooklyn Blakeney (Enterprise) won fifth in breakaway roping.
“I was really impressed with Molli Rae,” Graves said. “She really finished strong to split third and fourth in a tough event. It was a tough breakaway roping that was out of 87 girls. She’s also got an injury, so I was happy to see her do so well.”
The rodeo team’s next competition will be Sept. 30 when they travel to Livingston, Ala. to compete in the West Alabama rodeo.