MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin rodeo teams will return to official competition for the first time in nearly three months when they travel to Arkansas for a rodeo hosted by Cossatot Community College on Feb. 20-22.
This rodeo will serve as the spring opener for UT Martin, who last competed on Nov. 21-23 at Troy. The UT Martin men’s team has won two of its four rodeos in the fall while placing second in the other two. The UT Martin women’s squad took part in three fall tournaments, with its best finish taking place at Murray State (170 points, fourth place) on Oct. 3-5.
The UT Martin men’s team currently ranks 12th nationally with 2,400 points, a mere 98.33 points behind Ozark Region leader Missouri Valley College. The women’s team sits in sixth place in the Ozark Region with 350 total points.
The Cossatot rodeo is the first of six spring rodeos on the 2014 schedule for head coach John Luthi. UT Martin will also pay visits to Arkansas-Monticello, Southern Arkansas, East Mississippi Community College and Northwest Mississippi Community College before hosting the 46th annual UT Martin Spring College Rodeo at the Ned McWherter Agricultural Pavilion on April 10-12.