College Daze Rodeo 2017

By: Samantha Smith This year’s Eastern New Mexico University College Daze Rodeo will take place at the Lewis Cooper Arena, September 21-23 starting at 7 p.m. each night. For those who don’t know, the ENMU rodeo team is the most decorated sports team at the university, and they host only one “home rodeo” each year. This means there’s only one chance to take advantage of the free admission with a student ID, to watch the best competitors in the Southwest Region, and to cheer on your fellow Greyhounds. In the…

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One More Chance

By: Samantha Smith This year has proved to be my hardest year yet competing in college rodeo. Throughout my years of school, I have been fairly successful in rodeo, but this year has been different. As a freshman, things seemed to come extremely easy for me. At my very first college rodeo I made the short round of competition which is something many people never get to experience. I then went on to win a college rodeo that year and compete in several other short rounds. Fast-forward to sophomore year, I…

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Follow Up – Still Learning

By: Samantha Smith   In one of my more recent articles, I talked about what it felt like to learn how to win again. Now, weeks later, I’m still trying to tackle the concept. You don’t realize what you’re missing until it’s gone, or in this case until it comes into your life. When I count my blessings, I count my mare, Deana, twice. If you didn’t read the post before this, I recently bought a new barrel racing horse and entered my first professional rodeo on her. We made…

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A Day in My Life

My name is Samantha “Sam” Smith, I am from Rimbey, Alberta, Canada, and I am a junior at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU). People often ask what made me choose to come to Portales, NM of all places for school and to put it quite simply, I am here to college rodeo. When Coach Flinn called in the middle of December my senior year of high school asking if he could convince me to consider coming to Eastern, all I had to do was look at the snow drift outside…

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