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NTCC Rodeo competes at Hill College

White & Fields.

Pictured: Jill White and Garrett Fields. 

By: Justin Hargrove, Assistant Athletic Director

The Northeast Texas Community College Rodeo team headed to Hillsboro, Texas March 31st-April 1st for the Hill College Rodeo, ninth Rodeo of the NIRA Southern Region season.

Garrett Fields has been hot for the Eagle this Spring, Winning the Tie down Competition at Texas A&M University in the second spring Rodeo. Garrett Steer wrestles as well and had ninth place finish at Wharton in the third Rodeo of the spring. At Hill College he continued to do well and placed third in the Steer Wrestling and had an eight-place showing in Team Roping with fellow Eagle Bryson Dill. Garrett’s multi discipline approach earned him third place in the Men’s All-Around standings at Hill College.

Jill White came away with third place time of 2.3 seconds in the Ladies Breakaway to just miss out on sharing first with two others at a 2.2 time.

The Final Rodeo of the 2022-2023 NIRA Southern Region Rodeo will take place April 21-22 in Athens, Texas with Trinity Valley Community College hosting. Makenzie Mayes looks to earn a bid to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming in June in the Ladies Breakaway as she is in third place after nine Rodeos this year.

Jill White is also in the top 25 looking to remain hot after the Hill College Rodeo and move up in the standings. Taylor Eastridge is 17th in the Region in Ladies Barrell Racing heading into the final Rodeo.

For the Men, Team Roping Header Brennan Wilson is in 16th place and Bryson Dill is in 21st in the Region for Heading as well. Dill’s Team Roping partner of Garrett Fields is 21st in Heeling.

Kent Sheldon is 14th in the Southern Region in Saddle Bronc and looks to finish strong in the final showing at Trinity Valley.

Fields great spring has him sitting in 9th in Steer Wrestling and 14th in Tie Down Roping.

NTCC Rodeo will have their second annual Alumni Dinner and Fundraiser on May 6th at The Pavilion at the Becky and Buddy McCollum Events Center located at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Grounds. Dinner will be catered by Texas Roadhouse, Entertainment by Cole Scoggin, and there will be a silent and live auction during the event. Tickets may be purchased through the Hometown Fan App or go the Athletic Department Website at Seating is limited to the first 250 ticket holders.

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