FPC Rodeo Team... Fight the Fight
- Various Scholarship Opportunities
- Daily Rodeo Practice
- Quality Practice Stock
- Covered Runs
- On-Campus Arena & Equine Facility
- Equine Turnouts
At Frank Phillips College, we strive to unlock our athletes’ full rodeo and academic potential. Our small class sizes and quality teachers offer great teacher-student relationships. Top quality stock and daily practice offers athletes the opportunity to achieve rodeo excellence.
Want to become a Plainsmen Rodeo athlete?
FPC Rodeo is actively seeking rodeo athletes who uphold a respectable, responsible, and impeccable work eithic.
Rodeo resumes, 2-3 minute recruit videos, and academic/rodeo goals can be sent to:
PO Box 5118
Borger, TX 79008
or emailed to: email@example.com
You can also request additional information on how to become a Plainsmen Rodeo athlete by submitting the Rodeo information request form.
The 2019 Frank Phillips College Rodeo-Canadian, TX
Sophomore Bareback rider Brazos Winters from Texline, TX finished #2 in the long round.
Freshman Goat-Tyer Keni Labrum from Vernal, UT won 3rd in the long round, short round, & average.
Freshman Bareback rider Bubba Holcomb from Cedar City, UT made the top 10 Short Round finishing 6th!
Freshman Tie-Down roper Beau Dean from Platte, SD made the top 10 Short Round finishing at #8 out of 93 ropers.
Freshman Calf-roper Blase Steffen from Gregory, SD finished behind teammate Beau Dean to claim the #9 spot out of 93 Calf-ropers.’
Shoutout to FPC alumni & Goat-Tyer Ricky Rodriguez (WTAMU) for finishing 4th in the long, round, short round, & average.
FPC had several additional athletes who fell just shy of the Top 10; including Freshman Goat-Tyer Caitlin Kreider from Danville, KY finishing #12, Freshman Team Rowdy Norwood from Amarillo,TX & Houston Sheets Rhome, TX finishing in the top 20 of the team-roping, & Freshman Steer-wrestler Beau Dean from Platte, SD finishing in the top 20.
FPC Rodeo will finish the Fall Semester at Texas Tech October 30-November 1.
Thank you to everyone who braved the chilly Fall air to come out & cheer on our Plainsmen!
FPC Rodeo ended their Fall Season at the Texas Tech College Rodeo in Lubbock, TX this past weekend.
FPC Rodeo at Vernon College
FPC Rodeo at Vernon College had a great weekend at the Vernon College Rodeo with 3 athletes making the Top 10 Final Round.
FPC Freshman Keni Labrum from Vernal, UT finished #2 in the ladies event of Goat-Tying, tying a 6. 7 second run in the Long-round & a 6.6 second run in the Short-round. Sophomore Goat-Tyer Rocky Rodriguez from Chino Valley-AZ made a great run as well, turning in a time of 7.4 placing her 11th in the long-round.
For the 2nd weekend in a row FPC had 2 Bareback-Riders qualify for the Top-10 Short Round. Sophomore Brazos winters from Texline, TX finished 5th & Freshman Bubba Holcomb from Cedar City, UT finished 8th!
FPC kicks of the 2019 Frank Phillips College Rodeo in Canadian, TX this Thursday October 10-12, please join us in cheering on our Plainsmen! The Performance each night-Thursday, Friday, & Saturday will begin at 6:00 PM. If you cannot make a performance we would enjoy having you in attendance for morning Slack Friday 9:00 AM & Saturday 9:00 AM. To checkout when each Plainsmen athlete will compete please check out www.southwestregionrodeo.com/draw.html. Friday night following the rodeo, from 9:00 PM-12:00 PM Canadian, TX has brought in the Texas Country Band Slim Pickens to perform with tickets at only $5 to attend!
FPC Rodeo at Sul Ross State University
FPC Rodeo had a great weekend at the Sul Ross College Rodeo located in Alpine, TX with 4 Plainsmen making the Top 10 Final Round.
FPC Freshman Team Blase Steffen from Gregory, SD & heeler Beau Dean from Platte, SD qualified for the Team-roping Short Round with a time of 6.2. This team finished with a 6.1 in the Short Round for 2nd in the round & 3rd in the average out of 103 Contestant entries.
FPC was well represented in the Bareback riding with Sophomore Brazos Winters from Texline, TX scoring a 70 point ride to place 4th & Freshman Bubba Holcomb from Cedar City, UT scoring a 68 point ride placing 6th in the round. FPC heads on to Vernon, TX October 3-5th to compete in the NIRA Vernon College Rodeo. Go Plainsmen!
FPC Rodeo at Eastern New Mexico State University
FPC Rodeo kicked off the season at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales, NM.
Sophomore Bareback Rider Zeke Holcomb from Cedar City, UT made 2 great rides to place him 6th in the Long Round, 6th in the Short Round, & 6th in the average.
Freshman Steer-wrestler Rowdy Norwood from Amarillo, TX made a great run of 4.8 to split 6th in the long round.
Freshman Santana Smith from Winterset,IA made a pair of beautiful runs placing 19th in the breakaway out of 156 contestant entries & 18th in the goat-tying out of 64 contestant entries.
Shoutout to FPC alumni Zach Hamar, currently attending Sul Ross State University, for winning the Eastern New Mexico State University Steer-Wrestling Championship title.
FPC Rodeo heads to Sul Ross State University next weekend September 26-28 for our 2nd college rodeo of the Fall.
Go Plainsmen! Fight the Fight!
FPC Rodeo @ the 2019 College National Finals Rodeo!
FPC Rodeo was well represented at the 2019 College National Finals Rodeo. Sophomore Bareback-Rider Brazos Winters competed in the 1st round of the CNFR Sunday June 9th scoring a 70 point ride. The CNFR 2nd round ended Tuesday June 11th with Brazos splitting 5th in the round with a 75.5 point ride. Winters had a little tough luck in the CNFR 3rd round, Thursday June 13th, drawing a horse by Frontier Rodeo Company named “Rough Ride” resulting in a no score. FPC had several alumni athletes qualify for the 2019 CNFR including Sierra Smith now rodeoing for Panhandle State University in the goat-tying, Mary Risse rodeoing for Tarleton State University in the goat-tying, Garrett Buckley rodeoing for Casper College in the Saddle-Bronc riding, & Shane Knerr rodeoing for Texas Tech University in the Calf-roping. FPCs Brazos Winters will be returning in the Fall to finish his Electrical & Instrumentation certificate. “We look forward to another great year of College Rodeo at Frank Phillips College & we are grateful for all the support the community has kindly shared.” Kaylee Moyer FPC Rodeo Coach
Brazos Winters qualifies for the 2019 College National Finals Rodeo!
Sophomore Bareback Rider Brazos Winters from Texline, TX won 3rd in the long round of the Tarleton College Rodeo securing a third place finish in the region & buying his ticket to the 2019 CNFR in Casper, WY!
Sophomore Wyatt Hart from Cape Coral, FL won 2nd in the long round of the Tarleton college rodeo & places 2nd in the average! Wyatt finished the year in 6th place just short of making the CNFR!
Sophomore Zach Hamar from Yuma, CO placed 4th in the short round & 5th in the average of the Steer-wrestling!
FPC men’s team finished 8th out of the 17 Colleges & Universities competing in the Southwest Region!
- Clarendon College 3,635.00
- Tarleton State University 3,540.00
- Weatherford College 3,490.00
- South Plains College2,990.00
- Cisco College 2,825.00
- Western Texas College 2,425.00
- Howard County Junior College 1,210.00
- Frank Phillips College 1,200.00
- Ranger College 1,140.00
- West Texas A&M University 1,080.00
- Texas Tech University-Lubbock 975.00
- New Mexico Junior College 889.99
- Vernon College 675.00
- Sul Ross State University 645.00
- North Central Texas College 625.00
- Eastern New Mexico University 610.00
- Odessa College 580.00
Brazos Winter takes the Texas Tech Bareback Riding Championship!
FPC Rodeo at Vernon College. Rodeo at Amarillo National Center this weekend - October 9th, 2018
FPC Rodeo had a great weekend at the Vernon College Rodeo! Sophomore Steer-wrestler Zach Hamar from Yuma, CO split the long round Win with a 4.2 second run, took home 6th in the short round on a hard-running steer, and 5th in the average. Freshman bull rider Hunter Johnson from Kadoka, SD was one of four bull riders to cover his bull placing 3rd in the long round. Sophomore bareback rider Brazos Winters placed 4th in the long round, tied for 3rd in the short round, and finished 4th in the average.
FPC Rodeo heads to the Amarillo National Center October 11-13 for the West Texas A&M College Rodeo. This is the closest rodeo we have this year, and we look forward to participating and having local crowd support. Performances start each night at 7:00 PM with Slack at 9:00 AM Friday & Saturday. Go Plainsmen!
Frank Phillips College Rodeo Team: FPC Rodeo kicks off season opener at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales, NM.
FPC Rodeo kicked off their first college rodeo of the season at Eastern New Mexico State University in Portales, NM this past weekend with 5 athletes making the top 10 championship round in the respected events.
Freshman Bullrider Tommy Patrick from Loveland, CO placed 2nd in the long round with an 81 point Bullride. Sophomore Bullrider Wyatt Hart from Cape Coral, FL placed 6th in the long round of the Bullriding with a 74 point Bullride. Unfortunately, both cowboys had a little tough luck in the short round bucking off both of their bulls.
Sophomore Zach Hamar from Yuma, CO placed 2nd in the long round of the steer-wrestling with a time of 4.8 seconds. Hamar had some tough luck in the short round resulting in a no time.
Sophomore Bareback Rider Brazos Winters from Texline, TX scored a 71-point ride in the long round placing him 7th & covered his short round horse for a 6th place finish in the aggregate.
Sophomore Baylee Paul from Arcadia, FL made a pair of great runs in the event of goat-tying & Breakaway. Placing 20th out of 144 contestant entries in the breakaway & 15th out of 71 contestant entries in the goat tying.
Freshman Carson Phillips from St. George, UT made a great run in the calf-roping placing in the top 20 out of 103 contestant entries.
FPC Rodeo travels to Alpine, TX for the Sul Ross State University College Rodeo September 27-29th! Go Plainsmen!
New addition Rodeo staff - added 6/28/2018
FPC Rodeo is proud to add Chris Bechthold from Booker, TX to the coaching staff. Chris is a graduate of West Texas A&M University majoring in Agricultural Media & Communication. Chris will be a great addition to our program, as he is accomplished in not only the Roughstock end of the arena but also the Timed Event. In High-School & College Chris competed in Steer-wrestling, Calfroping, Teamroping, & Bullriding. Head Rodeo Coach Kaylee Moyer. Chris has been a highly qualified athlete both in the High School & College ranks, Bechtold is currently rodeoing professionally & sits in the Top 20 of the PRCA Prarie Circuit. Here are some of his accomplishments: 2013 Top 9 Bullriding Champion 2014 4th place NHSFR Steer-Wrestling 2017: NIRA Southwest Region 5th Bullriding 2017: Battle of the Chiefs Bull Riding Champion 2017: PRCA Prairie Circuit Finals Bullriding Qualifier https://fpctx.edu/Athletics/RodeoHome.htm
FPC takes home 2 Event Titles - added 4/17/2018
FPC Rodeo took home two championship titles from the HCC College Rodeo hosted in Big Spring, TX! Featured in the picture above is Sophomore Kassidy Martin from Sublette, KS winning the Breakaway & Freshman Brazos Winters from Texline, TX winning the Bareback Championships! Sophomore Baylee Paul from Arcadia, FL also made the championship Short Round in the Goat-Tying placing 4th in the long round, 9th in the average, & 9th in the short round; Baylee also had an outstanding breakaway run placing 12th out of 140 contestant entries. Additionally, Freshman Mary Risse from Martin, SD roped sharp with a 3.3 second run in the Breakaway placing 17th out of the 140 entries. FPC Rodeo heads to Stephenville, TX next weekend April 19-21 for the Tarleton College Rodeo! Fight the Fight!
FPC RODEO heads to WTXC - added 4/17/2018
This weekend, FPC Rodeo competed at the WTXC College Rodeo hosted in Snyder, TX. Freshman, Wyatt Hart from Cape Coral, FL placed 6th in the long round of the Bullriding with a 77 point ride. Sophomore Cordell Davenport from Magnolia, TX ran down a strong steer to place 8th in the long round of the Steer-wrestling. Davenport made a great run in the Short Round throwing his steer in 4.7; but unfortunately broke the barrier causing a 10 second penalty. Sophomore Team-ropers Kassidy Martin from Sublette, KS & Shelby Morgan from Piggot, AR came back to Saturday nights Championship Round 9th. FPC Rodeo goat-tyers narrowly missed the short round make of 7.9 with Mary Risse from Martin, SD making a 8.1 second run & Baylee Paul from Arcadia, FL making a 8.3 second run.
Brazos Winters Wins Bareback Riding - added 4/17/2018
FPC Rodeo had 3 cowboys representing us In the top 10 championship round at the Ranger College Rodeo hosted in Sweetwater, TX. Freshman Bareback rider Brazos Winters from Texline, TX, took home a top place finish scoring the highest ride of the weekend and earning himself the championship buckle. Freshman Wyatt Hart covered his long round bull for a 6th place finish in the Long round and Average. Sophomore Bryce Batterton from Eads, CO came back 8th in the long round, with a little tough luck in the short round. FPC Rodeos Menâ€™s team placed 6th out of the 17 competing Southwest Region Colleges. Our FPC Rodeo womenâ€™s team struggled with many strong runs just falling short of the top 10. Sophomore Baylee Paul & Freshman Risse both placed 1 hole out of the goat-tying; tying their goats in 8.0 second run while a 7.9 second run was the cut off for making it into the championship Round. Sophomore Kassidy Martin made a great run in the breakaway along with teammate Freshman Mary Risse placing them both in the top 20 out of 139 contestant entries. FPC Rodeo will be heading to Snyder, TX April 5-7 for their next College Rodeo. Fight the Fight!
Rodeo Plainswoman take Southwest Region - added 10/6/2017
A short update on our rodeo athletes. Last nights championship round was a wet muddy mess in Portales, NM, but out Plainsmen persevered! Sophomore Bryce Batterton drew a hard running steer to place 6th in the Short round and 6th in the average of the Steer-Wrestling. Freshman Koryn Smedley scored sharp and roped a 3.0 for 3rd in the Short round and 4th in the average in Breakaway out of 151 contestant entries-she also placed 8th in the short round and 8th in the average for Goat-Tying. Freshman Mary Risse blazed through the mud for a 5th place short round and average finish for the event of Goat-Tying. Freshman Brazos Winters covered his short round horse in the Bareback Riding for an 7th place finish in the short round and 8th in the average. Many other athletes placed within the top 20 in their events, but just fell short of the top 10. The women's team overall placed 6th out of the 17 Southwest Region competing colleges. The Plainsmen will compete next In Vernon, TX September 28-30. Go Plainsmen!!
Rodeo News - added 11/28/2016
As rodeo athletes we are pushed to create our own best. Especially in rodeo, the athlete has to choose how hard they are going to work in order to become the best they can be. At Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, student athletes are pushed to define their own best and set goals for themselves. Located in the Texas panhandle, Borger is the largest city in Hutchinson County and is conveniently located 50 miles northeast of Amarillo. The FPC Rodeo program is continually improving under the three year coach Kaylee Moyer. Moyer is a Colorado native who has multiple College National Finals Rodeo qualifications and various titles including Central Plains Region champion in multiple events, 2012 CNFR Reserve All Around Champion, and the 2015 Spicer Gripp Womenâ€™s Breakaway Champion. As a coach, Moyer focuses on building a team that is talented but also strong in character. â€œWhile I do want to win in the arena, itâ€™s my upmost priority that we outshine in the area of character.â€ At FPC, Moyer encourages athletes to make goals that will help drive them to where they want to go. One unique thing about FPC is how both timed events as well as rough stock events are represented through the coaches. Coach Josh Griggs, an FPC alumni and 2012 and 2015 CNFR contestant, is a major asset with bull riding, bareback riding, and saddle bronc riding. Coach Griggs is currently competing in professional rodeos as well as the PBR. The practice schedule at FPC allows the ropers to rope everyday with either fresh jersey and beef calves for calf ropers and corriente steers for the team ropers. Bulldoggers can practice 2 to more times a week with various outside coaching as well as steers at the school. Roughstock riders are able to buck out bulls 2-3 times a week where saddle bronc and bareback riders are able to spur out horses at least once a week. FPC has various training machines that are always available to the athletes include a Mighty Bucky/Broncy, drop barrel, Time Machine, Heel-O-Matic, Tuf-Calf and a UTV used for pulling roping dummies. Goat tyers practice every day varying between groundwork and horse work while having access to the goat pen whenever. FPC rodeo has goat tying jackpots weekly and attends various jackpots in Texas and Oklahoma throughout the semester. When hauling to jackpots and rodeos, FPC school rig will haul athletes while paying for the fuel. Following the motto of FPC start here go anywhere, it is rather cost effective to attend Frank Phillips. For an out of state student taking 12 credit hours the cost is $1634.00 in tuition. Academic Scholarships are available and everyone is encouraged to apply! The Foundation Scholarship deadline is April 15th and is as easy as going to our website (www.fpctx.edu) and clicking on â€œApply for Scholarship option. As far as a rodeo scholarship, it is requested for each athlete to send Coach Moyer or Coach Griggs a rodeo resume, a 2-3 minute highlight video, and a short statement as to why the athlete wants to become a part of the FPC Rodeo Program. Returning sophomore Erica Henderson from Hyannis, Nebraska, returned to Frank Phillips because of the amount of structured practice and the motivational environment that is still pushing her to be the best athlete in and outside of the arena.
FPC Rodeo @ ENMU - added 11/28/2016
FPC Rodeo at Eastern New Mexico State University Long drives, wet weather, and inescapable mud couldn't keep the winning attitude and overall winning of the Frank Phillips Rodeo team. The rodeo season started off in Portales, New Mexico hosted by ENMU September 15, 16, 17. A great start to a promising season, the team hit the ground running with three to make it back to the short round with lots of room to improve. The two sophomore girls, Ricky Rodriguez and Erica Henderson, and one freshman boy, Zach Hanko. Rodriguez was 6th in the goat tying in the long round out of 77 girls and 8th in the short round and the average. Henderson was 8th in breakaway in the long round out of 147 girls. She came into the short round and had some tough luck, she finished 8th in the average. Henderson was also 18th in the barrel racing out of the 147 girls even after she drew up on the muddiest day of the rodeo, Thursday night. Hanko finished 8th in the long round for bareback and came back in the short round to end up 6th in the average and the short round. Other highlights from ENMU was Freshman Sierra Smith who finished 25th out of 147 in breakaway, Freshman Laramie Mahan 33rd out of 147 in breakaway, and Freshman Amber Willey 45th out of 147 in breakaway. Frank Phillips womenâ€™s team finished 9th out of 17 teams. Written by: FPC Rodeo Athlete Bobbi York
FPC Rodeo takes Championship at Sul Ross State University - added 11/28/2016
FPC Rodeo Athlete Wins Big at Sul Ross State University The following weekend of September 22nd the team traveled to Alpine, Texas for a rodeo hosted by Sul Ross University. Rodriguez takes her performance from ENMU and only improves to go on and win the goat tying at the 2016 Sul Ross rodeo. Garrett Jones placed 4th in the Championship round of bull riding out of 43. Freshman team of Baylee Paul and Trent Vernon made it to the short round of top 10 out of 119 teams in the team roping. The women's team placed 4th out of 17 teams in the Southwest region including 5 universities while competing against other junior, senior, and graduate students. Other highlights from the weekend included Freshman Kassidy Martin who finished 11th out of 148 breakaway ropers and Baylee Paul who finished 24th out of 148 breakaway ropers. Paul also finished 20th out of 76 goat tyers alongside Freshman Sierra Smith who also finished 20th in goat tying. Freshman Jamie Haney finished 15th out of 99 calf ropers. Overall the Frank Phillips rodeo team is off to a strong start that will only keep improving. Written by: FPC Rodeo Athlete Bobbi York
FPC Rodeo wins Championship @ Texas Tech College Rodeo - added 11/28/2016
Rodeo Athlete Wins Big at Texas Tech... FPC Rodeo placed 4th out of the 17 colleges in the Southwest Region for the Men's Team at the Texas Tech College Rodeo. FPC Rodeo Freshman kicked some tail with Bryce Batterton from Eads, CO winning the Steer Wrestling at the Texas Tech College Rodeo. Bryce aka "Pistol Pete" placed second in the long round tying with team-mate Jamie Haney with a 4.9 second run. In the short round Batterton was a 5.2 to again place second. His combined total in the aggregate won him the championship buckle out of 62 contestant entry's. Freshman Jamie Haney from Odessa, FL also had a great weekend tying with Team-mate Bryce Batterton for 2nd in the Long Round and placing 4th in the Short Round and 4th in the average. The Freshman were on fire this weekend with 2 more Freshman Plainsmen qualifying for Saturday nights Short Round. Freshman Zach Hanko from Oakdale, CA in the Bareback riding placed 7th in the long round, 6th in the short round, and 6th in the average. Freshman Plainswoman Sierra Smith from Winterset, IA also made the championship round in the goat tying placing 10th out of 78 in the long round, 7th in the short round, and 7th in the average. Many other FPC Rodeo athletes had successful runs, but just fell short of the top 10 Short Round. Over 500 athletes were entered at the Texas Tech college rodeo, competing within various events. Go Plainsmen!
"All-Around Athlete" - added 8/11/2016
FPC Athletics has a friendly competition each semester, competing for team highest GPA. FPC Rodeo has been 2nd every semester from the start of Coach Moyers coaching and seeking the most coveted position of first. However, this year was an exceptional academic year for FPC Rodeo with three Sophomores graduating and six athletes moving onto various Universities. Each year every professor at FPC gets the opportunity to nominate 1 Sophomore student as their choice for outstanding student of the year. Of the 3 graduating FPC Rodeo athletes we took home 8 "Outstanding Student" awards and were in the running for the most prized award of Academic Plainsmen of the year-word on the street is we were runner up! Shane Knerr was in the running for Academic Plainsmen of the year & took home "Outstanding Student" in the areas of: University Physics, Calculus II, and Technical Business Writing. Zane Stephenson took home "Outstanding Student" of the year in: Wildlife Management, Wildlife Conservation, and Environmental Biology. Josh Griggs took home "Outstanding Student" in Feeds & Feeding, & AG Economics. Multiple FPC athletes were on the President and/or Deans honor role! "This speaks volumes to our athletes as they do not just perform in the arena, but also the classroom! I'm so incredible proud of all our FPC Rodeo athletes! GO PLAINSMEN!!" Coach Moyer
New Website for the Southwest Region - added 1/11/2016
The Southwest Region has designed a new website to help keep coaches, athletes, parents, and fans updated and informed about results and upcoming events. On the new website viewers can find the upcoming rodeo schedule, quickest rodeo results, rodeo information: stalls, hookups, ground rules etc., and weekly draw. Very convenient tool setup by new Southwest Region Rodeo secretary Tibba Smith. You can find the new website at: http://www.southwestregionrodeo.com
The Plainsmen Arena
FPC Rodeo Team boasts a large equine facility complete with 55 stalls with runs, practice arena, & turn out area. The Plainsman arena is directly located on campus within walking distance from all classes, dormitories, and cafeteria.
Plainsman Arena & Equine Facility (Located on campus)-
- 55 stalls with runs
- Plainsman Practice Arena
- Turnout Areas for FPC Equine Athletes
- Rope Smart Dummy
- Fast Lane
- Time Machine
- Tuf Calf
- Roller Roper
- Mighty Bucky
- Mighty Broncy
- Drop Barrel
- Balance Barrel
- Spur Boards
The FPC Rodeo Program believes in quality practices and utilizes ground work, skill assessments, outside clinicians, outside competition, and quality livestock to help each athlete reach their full potential. Within the FPC Rodeo Grounds FPC keeps on hand livestock for every event including all three rough-stock events.
- Intentional Practice Monday-Thursday
- Quality Stock
- Sufficient Practice Time
- Engaged Coaches
- Outside Clinician Help
- Travel Money
- Scholarship Opportunities
- Physical & Mental Training