Pictured (from left) is: Skyler Hunnicutt, NTCC Assistant Rodeo Coach, Kyler Bramhall, Sadie Johnson, Zack Bocco, Wacey Hathcock, and CJ Mohl, NTCC Head Rodeo Coach.
The Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo team will send four athletes to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in Casper, Wyoming this June. The team wrapped up the regular season last weekend at Wharton County College.
Kyler Bramhall (header) and Zack Bocco (heeler) finished the season as Southern Region reserve champion team ropers and will be representing NTCC in that event. Bocco was also the reserve champion All-Around Cowboy in standings, so he qualifies to compete in the Steer Wrestling event as well. Wacey Hathcock qualified in Saddle Bronc Riding by finishing in third place. Sadie Johnson finished third in Goat Tying and will represent the NTCC women’s team.
“I am very confident that we will have a shot at multiple national titles and a strong force in the men’s team as well. I am very proud of all of our athletes this year,” CJ Mohl, NTCC Head Rodeo Coach, said. “It was a great season that came down to the last performance to see how it all turned out and our athletes did a fantastic job pulling through setting themselves up for a trip to Casper.”
The NTCC men’s team came in third place overall in the Southern Region, just missing a chance to send a full team to the CNFR. The NTCC women’s team finished fifth place overall.
Other NTCC athletes who finished in the top ten in their events, but did not qualify for the CNFR, included:
Dustin Jackson, 3rd place All-Around Cowboy
Slatyr Hunnicutt, 5th place Saddle Bronc Riding
Dustin Jackson, 8th place Saddle Bronc Riding
Dillon White, 9th place Saddle Bronc Riding
Dustin Jackson, 6th place Bareback Riding
Jackson Massey, 9th place Tie Down Roping
Jesse Harville, 6th place Team Roping Header
Zachary Waldrop, 8th place Team Roping Header
Kolby Kennedy, 5th place Team Roping Heeler
Cheyenne Richards, 5th place Barrel Racing
Rachel Henderson, 6th place Breakaway Roping
The CNFR will be held June 9-15 in Casper, Wyoming. The event hosts the best college rodeo athletes in the nation to face off for national titles. NTCC sends athletes to the event almost yearly, and has a reputation as a force on the national stage. To follow college rodeo standings, visit www.collegerodeo.com or www.cnfr.com. For more information about the NTCC Eagles Rodeo Program, visit www.ntcceagles.com.