By: Justin Hargrove, NTCC Assistant Athletic Director
The Northeast Texas Community College rodeo team traveled to Hillsboro to compete in the NIRA Southern Region Rodeo hosted by Hill College on April 5-6.
The cowboys and cowgirls had to battle through the rain and mud on Saturday as storms rolled into Central Texas. Culver Roberts brought home an eighth place finish in the Team Roping to lead the way for the Eagles.
As NTCC prepares for the final rodeo of the season, Ty Eason is sitting in sixth place overall in the Tie Down Roping, Slate Wiseman is 21stin Steerwrestling, Cooper Christopherson is 21stin Team Roping-Header, Ty Eason is 29thin Team Roping-Header, Culver Roberts and Hayden White are 13thand 21strespectively in Team Roping-Heeling.
For the ladies, Sassie Thompson is in 27thin Tie Down Roping, Alissa O’Dell is 24thin Barrels.
Eagles Rodeo will travel to Wharton, Texas April 26-27 to compete in the Wharton County Junior College Rodeo to finish the Southern Region season.
NTCC competes in the Southern region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association with Hill College, Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana State University-Alexandria, McNeese State University, Panola Junior College, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas Junior College, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Trinity Valley Community College, and Wharton County Junior College.
You can catch the NTCC Rodeo team in action one last time this year on May 1at the Priefert Arena at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo grounds located on Greenhill road, as they put on a Rodeo for about 500 local elementary kids. Rodeo action will begin at noon that day.