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NMSU Rodeo Team Prepares for 2018 Season

Last Tuesday afternoon at New Mexico State University, a goat tying athlete practiced in the 40-degree weather, horses were exercised with steam roaring from their noses and athletes began pulling their trailers in after the break; all meaning that 2018 college rodeo season is about to heat up for a competitive year.

The athletes had a prosperous fall season and some great highlights. NMSU’s men’s team sits in second place overall and the women’s team is third in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Grand Canyon Region. Thirteen NMSU competitors currently qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June. A few contestants won the all-around champion title during the fall rodeos and athletes ran competitive times and held some high scores during the previous season.

NMSU rodeo coach Logan Corbett has the approaching season prearranged with practice, upcoming rodeos, jackpots, team meetings, community service and fundraisers.

“We have a lot of student athletes placing high overall but everything can change during the spring,” Corbett said. “There are more rodeos to come and the athletes and I plan to work harder than ever for a successful season.”

Corbett wants to organize rodeo jackpots for the team to have a chance to win cash and have some competitive preparation in the arena.

“We have scheduled jackpots early on that are cheap to enter and give the athletes a chance to get their mind frames set and have some timed rivalry against one another and members from the community,” Corbett said.

The team will meet every Wednesday at 8 p.m. in Gerald Thomas Hall.

The season heats up in March, beginning with Fort Huachuca, Arizona, March 2-3. The second rodeo is March 10-11 in Florence, Arizona, followed by the University of Arizona’s rodeo in Tucson, Arizona, March 17.

The NMSU hometown rodeo is scheduled for March 31 and the regional finals is in Socorro, New Mexico, April 13-14.

Carly Billington, NMSU athlete, was elected as the 2017-2019 regional director of the Grand Canyon Region this last year. The regional director is similar to a student body president. She is responsible for watching every event and making sure everything runs smoothly and that rules are being followed. Regional directors are given the opportunity to participate in rodeo a fifth year while being an undergraduate.

“My expectations for this year are to help make the region appeal to student athletes and to grow the numbers,” Billington said. “My goal is to represent the region to the best of my ability.”

The Grand Canyon Region rodeo teams are selling raffle tickets to support the future of college rodeo. The tickets are $10 apiece and three winners will be drawn April 29. The prizes include: first, $2,000, second, $1,500, and third, $1,000. A ticket can be purchased from any student athlete in the region.

Corbett plans for the team to visit elementary schools and spread the word about rodeo and teach younger generations about the great sport itself.

For more information on the upcoming season, contact Corbett at

Author: Savannah Montero – NMSU

09/20/2017: New Mexico State University Rodeo team. (NMSU photo by Shelby Herrera)

NMSU Rodeo Team Running on All Cylinders

With two final events on the schedule this month, the New Mexico State University rodeo team has found themselves in good standing before the College National Finals Rodeo in June.

In his first full season as head coach, Logan Corbett has produced teams both high in the standings. The women’s team is currently No. 2 in the nation after recently holding the No. 1 ranking and is No. 1 in the Grand Canyon region. The men’s team is currently No. 24 in the nation and No. 3 in the Grand Canyon region.

“We’ve had a lot of ups and downs. It hasn’t been like this all year, and we’ve had to work through our fair share of disappointments and frustrations this season but it’s nice to see all the kids’ hard work pay off,” Corbett said.

Corbett attributes their team success to a further implementation of the culture he wants to see in his team: “Main thing we’re trying to incorporate is a family atmosphere and a championship culture,” Corbett said.

That culture has led to numerous Aggies leading events in their region. Nicole Sweazea is No. 2 in the Grand Canyon region in women’s all-around and No. 5 nationally. Josh Davison leads the Grand Canyon region in saddle bronc riding, NaLynn Cline leads the region in barrel racing and is No. 4 nationally, and Chase Valdez leads the region in tie down roping.

The rodeo team is preparing for their final two events at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds April 28-30.

Author: Peter Foreman – NMSU


NMSU’s Rodeo Team places at National Finals

New Mexico State University’s rodeo team captured two third-place finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo June 12-18 in Casper, Wyoming.

With nine student-athletes, six men, three women, led by Coach Logan Corbett, numerous student-athletes placed in the top 15, including: NaLynn Cline of Bernalillo in barrel racing at 15th, Wyatt Lindsay of Las Palomas in steer wrestling at third, and Lucas MacKenzie of Cave Creek, Arizona, in team roping at third.

NMSU’s men’s team finished 10th in the nation.

“I started coaching in January, so it was it was definitely something to build on, we just had some small mistakes that kept us from reaching our potential,” Corbett said.

Nonetheless, Corbett was impressed with his team’s performance, one that he believes has top five potential. “We just start planning for next year and practicing towards that,” Corbett said.

One of Corbett’s goals since taking over the team in January was to have a team place in the top 10, which the men’s team did, a first since 2011.

When Corbett was first hired he said, “We’re going to do it big.” He said he was referring to NMSU’s home rodeo and that the team lived up to those claims. “It’s kind of tough to put on a rodeo and compete at the same time,” Corbett said, “We did a really good job of putting on a good rodeo and also competing.”

Overall, Corbett was impressed with the student-athletes receiving a new coach mid-season and accepting his changes. He was also impressed with the community and NMSU’s support of the rodeo team.

“It’s been an awesome experience, this first semester, and I’m really looking forward to some of the things we’re doing for next year,” Corbett said.

For a full list of the 2016 CNFR results visit the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association website at:

Author: Peter Foreman – NMSU

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