Rodeo News Story
|Eagles women take 2nd, men 4th at home rodeo
The Northeast Texas Community College 23rd annual rodeo wrapped up Saturday afternoon at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Arena. The NTCC women’s team took second place and the men finished fourth.
NTCC athletes were up against around 300 competitors from other colleges and universities in the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA).
Wacey Hathcock won the saddle bronc riding and Slatyr Hunnicut finished third in the same event. Dustin Jackson took fourth in bareback riding and Jackson Massey won fourth place in calf roping.
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2008 Southern Region Champions
2007 Southern Region Champions
The Northeast rodeo program began in 1990. Facilities include a 350' x 170" practice arena, divided into three sections, with practice stock provided. A horse barn with thirty-seven Priefert stalls and tack rooms is located next to the arena. All facilities are located on campus.
Northeast is a member of and competes in the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The rodeo program began in 1990 and is widely recognized for its excellence and competitiveness. Numerous students have represented Northeast at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Northeast sponsors one of the ten NIRA sanctioned rodeos each year and competes against over twenty college and university teams at these rodeos. In order to compete in these ten rodeos, individuals must purchase a NIRA card. Students are also responsible for entry fees and travel expenses. Travel money (to be used for travel expenses) is awarded to six men and four women with the most cumulative points after each rodeo.
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