OJC Press Release ID: 2509

Thursday, April 28, 2016


OJC Rodeo hosts clinic for breakaway ropers
Press Release Photo
Clinic participants in the OJC Rodeo breakaway roper clinic taught by Jackie Crawford, 14-time Women’s Professional Rodeo World Champion. Photo credit AJC Photography.







The Otero Junior College Rodeo team held a clinic for breakaway ropers, both on the team and from the community in a two-day event taught by Jackie Crawford, 14-time Women’s Professional Rodeo World Champion.

Students came from Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming to hone their skills in the arena.  The students alternated between running live cattle, roping the dummies on the ground, and tracking a dummy on a sled while horse back.  Crawford led them through a variety of exercises, and targeted the student’s individual weaknesses.

Head Rodeo Coach at OJC, Linsay Sumpter assisted with the clinic as needed, and was pleased to see the students progressing drastically in the short two-day span.

“Jackie (Crawford) has a lot to offer the students,” Sumpter said.  “She is a true champion, and besides the physical skills, she was also able to help the girls gain confidence and improve their mental game.  I love having these champions come and reinforce what the girls have learned all year and give us new pointers and ideas to incorporate in to our program.”

Besides helping the girls who attended the clinic, the OJC Rodeo team also raised funds for their program that will go in to a variety of uses next year. 

For more information about the OJC Rodeo team, contact Sumpter at Linsay.Sumpter@ojc.edu.