The Trinity Valley Community College Rodeo Team hosted its 10th Annual National Intercollegiate Rodeo February 9th and 10th at the Henderson County Fair Complex. Approximately 20 colleges and universities competed here in Athens.
Beau Smith, freshman from Palestine majoring in Agriculture, qualified for the short go in Bareback Riding.
Jake Hughes, sophomore from Buffalo majoring in Liberal Arts, split 6th in the first round in Breakaway Roping with a time of 2.5 seconds
Tera Arledge, sophomore from Cameron placed 8th in Breakaway Roping, roping her calf in 2.8 seconds
Emily Smith, sophomore from Alto qualified for the short go in Goat Tying where she tied her goat in 7.4 seconds placing her 6th in both the short go and the average.
Sophomore Austin Elliott from Arp and Team Roping partner, Freshman Devon Johnson from Red Oak placed second in long go with a time of 6.1 seconds and won the short go, enabling them to clench the Team Roping Average
Freshman Jesse Petri from Florida qualified for the short round in Bull Riding and placed 5th in the average.
The TVCC Men’s Team won 3rd place for the rodeo.
Sunday, February 11th, the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo hosted a college rodeo showdown between the Southern and Southwestern Regions in which TVCC Rodeo contestant Brandi Bratton placed 4th in the 1st round and 2nd in the short go and average in Goat Tying.
Austin Elliot and Devon Johnson came back 8th in the Team Roping short go.
Austin also competed in the Steer Wrestling where he placed 4th in the long go, 2nd in the short go and 3rd in the average.
The Rodeo Team appreciates the tremendous support from the community, college, and volunteers, making it one of the best rodeos to date. The Team did a great job and plan to carry the momentum on to the last four rodeos to finish out the 2017-2018 season.