Hill College to Host Annual Rodeo
Hill College hosts its annual rodeo April 11-12 at the Hill College Rodeo Grounds at 306 HCR 3108, Hillsboro, Texas. The rodeo showcases over 300 talented men and women at the college level from across the state of Texas.
On Friday, April 11, the slack is at noon and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, April 12, the slack starts at 9 a.m. and the performance is at 2 p.m. The performances feature each college’s top athletes while the “slack” is an opportunity for other contestants to earn points and move up in the standings. The rodeo features bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing.
The schools competing at the rodeo are Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Mcneese State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, University of Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University, Northeast Texas Community College, Panola College, Wharton County Community College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Trinity Valley Community College and, of course, Hill College.
Blane Cox is the all-around leader for Hill College including, the tiedown calf roping, and fourth in the team roping with partner Dylan Cosper. Marty Yates ranks third in calf roping. Cole Hatfield is third in the saddle bronc riding. Austin Patterson and teammate Justin Hendrix are splitting second in the bull riding. The women's team is led by sophomore Hallie Monkres. With only two rodeos remaining, Hill College is in close continuation with McNSU and SHSU for the regional championship.
Hill College asks that fans wear red to support our rodeo team. For more information on Hill College rodeo, visit www.hillcollege.edu/athletics.