Jackson finishes 10th at CNFR
Dustin Jackson, a team roping header from Northeast Texas Community College, finished the 2011-2012 season at 10th in the nation last week at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming.
Jackson was partnered with heeler Corey Hendrick of Wharton County Junior College. The team missed their final steer in the short round, dashing their hopes of a higher finish. However, solid times in the first three rounds gave them enough points to finish in the top ten for the event.
“I am extremely proud of Dustin. The CNFR is a very intense competition and there is a lot of pressure on athletes. He had a great rodeo up until the short round,” NTCC head rodeo coach, CJ Mohl, said.
NTCC’s Kolt Henderson missed his final calf in the third go-round and failed to advance to the short round. Henderson finished 32nd overall for Tie Down Roping. Chelsie Willhoite finished 45th in Breakaway Roping.
“Chelsie had a tough time from the beginning. Kolt had a pretty good shot at making the short-round, but things didn’t go well in his third run,” Mohl said. “Overall, I am very pleased with how our season went. Our athletes worked hard and maintained NTCC’s reputation as a national contender in college rodeo.”
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