ENMU’s College “Daze” Rodeo begins tonight

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ENMU rodeo head coach David Browder expects a good performance by his Greyhounds and Zias this weekend. “You always want to come in with high expectations, and I think we have just as good of shot as anyone at winning our home town rodeo,” Browder said. The Eastern New […]

‘College Daze’ rodeo in town

Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team hosts the 43rd annual ‘College Daze rodeo’ beginning tonight and continuing through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. ENMU rodeo coach David Browder describes the rodeo as a family event. “For the three-day total there will be over 750 runs and rides out there for […]

Governor donates funds to promote rodeo

Tony Parra and Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Gov. Bill Richardson plans to distribute more than $250,000 to counties across New Mexico to promote rodeo. Curry County will receive $50,000, according to a news release from the governor’s office. Eastern New Mexico University will receive $30,844 to improve its rodeo arena while Quay County will receive […]

Higgins wins second go at CNFR

Freedom Newspapers CASPER, Wyo. — Eastern New Mexico University senior Dusty Higgins won the second-go in bullriding competing with a score of 79 on Tuesday in the College National Finals rodeo to move into a tie for sixth place in the overall standings. Higgins’ third-go was scheduled for Tuesday night during the “performance” phase of […]

Pettigrew rodeos with help of bloodlines

John Eisel Eastern New Mexico University senior Chance Pettigrew took to steer wrestling naturally, which is not surprising considering his lineage. His great uncle, Homer Pettigrew, was a six-time world champion steer wrestler in the 1940s. The Grady native is also one of the original inductees of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame. His grandfather […]

Three ENMU rodeoers going to national finals

By Kevin Wilson Even with two-third of his qualifiers going to the College National Finals Rodeo for the first time, Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach David Browder doesn’t think his team will be intimidated. “These guys have been to big rodeos,” Browder said. “It’s not going to blow these guys out of the water.” […]

ENMU trio prepares for national rodeo

By Kevin Wilson David Browder has been at the College National Finals Rodeo enough times to know a quality competitor when he sees one. By his standards, the Eastern New Mexico University rodeo coach sees three of them representing his team at this year’s CNFR. ENMU’s Chance Parsons, Kendra Jones and Dale Vickrey will be […]