College team to host rodeo for local elementary students

  The Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo Team will wrap up its season May 1 at the Priefert Arena at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Grounds The college athletes will host a rodeo for about 500 local elementary students starting at noon.

   With a full season of action, the team traveled to Hillsboro to compete in the NIRA Southern Region Rodeo hosted by Hill College April 5-6.  The cowboys and cowgirls had to battle through the rain and mud 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.

   The Eagles Rodeo will travel to Wharton April 26-27 to compete in the Wharton County Junior College Rodeo to finish the Southern Region season. In the men’s division, Ty Eason is currently sitting in sixth place overall in the Tie Down Roping, Slate Wiseman is 21st in Steerwrestling, Cooper Christopherson is 21st in Team Roping-Header, Ty Eason is 29th in Team Roping-Header and Culver Roberts and Hayden White are 13th and 21st respectively in Team Roping-Heeling.

   For the ladies, Sassie Thompson is in 27th in Tie Down Roping, Alissa O’Dell is 24th in Barrels.

   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.