Top Ten Finishes at College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR)

Year Player Event Placement
1989 Ty Hand Bull Riding 7th
1990 Brian Herman Bull Riding 4th
1992 Jack Mize Bull Riding 8th
1992 Boogie Ray Calf Roping 9th
1993 Men's Team   9th
1993 Phillip Elkins Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
1993 Chris Robles Bareback Riding 10th
1994 Men's Team   7th
1994 Jim Brown All Around 8th
1994 Jason Milam Saddle Bronc Riding 3rd
1994 Jim Brown Team Roping 4th
1994 Aaron Williams Bull Riding 7th
1995 Men's Team   4th
1995 Blu Bryant Bull Riding 3rd
1995 Shane Hancock Calf Roping 4th
1995 Chris Robles Bareback Riding 9th
1996 Men's Team   5th
1996 Women's Team   9th
1996 Ceslie Burton All Around 5th
1996 Aaron Williams Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
1996 Ceslie Burton Goat Tying 3rd
1997 Billy Turner Saddle Bronc Riding 5th
1997 Jeremiah Wilder Bull Riding 7th
1997 Brady Wren Team Roping 8th
1997 Mickey Gomez Team Roping 8th
1998 Men's Team   8th
1998 Aaron Adamson Calf Roping 1st
National Champion
1998 Ryan Brockenbush Steer Wrestling 6th
1999 Jeremiah Wilder Bull Riding 6th
1999 Kelly Singleton Goat Tying 6th
2000 Women's Team   4th
2000 Michelle Alley All Around 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2000 Jimmy Edens Team Roping 5th
2000 Zane Bruce Team Roping 5th
2000 Kriston Looper Goat Tying 7th
2000 John Riggins Steer Wrestling 8th
2000 Michelle Alley Breakaway Roping 9th
2001 Women's Team   6th
2001 Josey Stubblefield Goat Tying 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2001 Corey Melton Bull Riding 3rd
2001 Scott Kormos Calf Roping 4th
2001 Rusty Barnett Team Roping 8th
2002 Men's Team   5th
2002 Robey Condra Bull Riding 4th
2002 Kody Curry Calf Roping 4th
2002 Kriston Looper Breakaway Roping 4th
2003 Men's Team   3rd
2003 Chad Eubank Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2003 Gabe Jones Team Roping 5th
2003 Andy Lumpkin Team Roping 5th
2004 Matt Austin Bull Riding 5th
2004 Britt Walters Steer Wrestling 8th
2005 Men's Team   4th
2005 Matt Austin Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2005 Thomas Salario Bareback Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2005 Ryan Little Bareback Riding 9th
2005 Jarrod Craig Bull Riding 9th
2006 Jarrod Craig Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2006 Pistol Robinson Bull Riding 9th
2007 Women's Team   7th
2007 Stephanie Jacks Goat Tying 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2007 Scott LeDoux Team Roping 5th
2008 Tol Cawley Saddle Bronc Riding 9th
2009 Chad German Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2010 Men's Team   8th
2010 Riggin Phillips Bull Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2010 Zach Kilgus Team Roping 4th
2010 Cory Solomon Calf Roping 5th
2011 Dalton Votaw Bull Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2011 Sterling Crawley Saddle Bronc Riding 10th
2013 Men's Team   5th
2013 Tim Bingham Bull Riding 1st
National Champion
2013 Blane Cox All Around 5th
2013 Blane Cox Tie Down Roping 7th
2013 Blane Cox Steer Wrestling 10th
2014 Blane Cox
Calf Roping 5th
2014 Marty Yates Calf Roping 7th
2015 Men's Team 6th
2015 Cale Hatfield Saddle Bronc Riding 6th
2015 Forrest Fisher Team Roping 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2016 Men's Team 9th
2016 Cooper Martin Calf Roping 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2016 Reno Gonzales Team Roping


2017 Men's Team 4th

Cole Melancon

Bull Riding

National Champion

2017 John Douch Calf Roping

National Reserve Champion

2017 Cooper Mathews Calf Roping 10th
2018 John Douch Men's All-Around 


2018 Zach Hibler Bareback Riding 6th
2019 Ross Ashford Team Roping Heeling


2019 Cyle Denison Team Roping Heading 7th
2019 Parker McCown Bull Riding 


2019 Parker Fleet Saddle Broc Riding 2nd
National Reserve Champion
2019 Men's Team

National Reserve Champion

Head Coach & Athletic Director Paul Brown

coach brown

Paul Brown is Hill College’s Athletic Director and Head Rodeo Coach. He has led the Rebels for the past 31 years. During his tenure, Hill College has had nine individual national champions (eight in bull riding and one in calf roping) and 10 individual reserve national champions (one all-around cowgirl, two goat tiers, one bareback rider, one saddle bronc rider, two bull riders, one team roper and two calf ropers). His teams have accumulated 20 regional team championships, 10 reserve regional team championships, and have had teams finish in the top 10 nationally 18 times.

Brown began his coaching career at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, in 1988. He was there for two years until taking over the position at Hill College. Prior to his coaching career, Brown worked as an assistant county agent for the Texas Agricultural Extension in Eastland County and as a research assistant in Stephenville and College Station.

Brown received his bachelor’s (cum laude) and master’s degree from Tarleton State University. While working on his bachelor’s degree, he competed for Tarleton’s rodeo team from 1980-84.

Brown grew up in Cushing, a small East Texas town. He and his wife Traci, who is an academic success coordinator at Hill College, have four children, three daughters, and one son. Randa works for the Department of Family Services Tomile is a radiation therapist at Scott & White Hospital in Waco and is married to Cody Rostockyj, a professional bull rider and PRCA director. Their son, Jake, is a professional bareback rider and former assistant rodeo coach of Hill College is married to Nicole, secretary of Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association (CPRA). Their youngest daughter, Saige, is a sophomore at Covington High School. All of the Brown’s older children are Hill College alumni and they have three grandchildren.

Assistant Coach Lucas Butler

coach butler

Lucas Butler has been the Assistant Rodeo Coach at Hill College since the fall of 2016. Previously he assisted the rodeo program at Tarleton State University for four years. 

Butler attended Panola College and competed on the men’s rodeo team. While there he qualified for CNFR in saddle bronc riding and earned an associate degree.

After Panola he transferred to Tarleton to compete on the men’s rodeo. While there he received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture service and development and a master’s degree in agriculture consumer resources. 

Butler and his wife, Kelsey, who is an alum of Hill College, live and work training horses on 4K Ranch in Milford. They are blessed with a son, Levens.

Rodeo Roster
Name Last Name Event(s) Grade Hometown
Alexi Alexi Barrel Racing SO Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada
Baylee Anderson Barrel Racing FR Whitney, TX
Brighton Bauman

Breakaway Roping, Team Roping

FR Okeechobee, FL
Brooke Jordan Breakaway Roping SO Covington, GA
Brice Meyers Calf Roping SO Grandview, TX
Carsyn Sunvison Calf Roping, Team Roping FR McDade, TX
Caxton Martin Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying SO Alma, KS
Chase Webster Calf Roping, Team Roping FR Kamas, UT
Chase Wilson Steer Wrestling SO Decatur, TX
Cheyenne Searcy Barrel Racing SO Whitney, TX
Coda Myers Team Roping FR Sulphur, OK
Cody Rose Bareback Riding FR Angels Camp, CA 
Colt Brittain Team Roping SO Rockwall, TX
Dannion Gallagher Team Roping SO Bryan, TX
Dylan Hoffman Team Roping SO Normangee, TX
Dylan Stevenson Saddle Bronc Riding FR Kaufman, TX
Gracie Gambino

Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying,
Barrel Racing, Team Roping

FR Lindale, TX
Gus McKibbin Team Roping SO Tucson, AZ
Jamarcus Horace Calf Roping SO Conroe, TX
Joe York Steer Wrestling, Team Roping SO Huntsville, TX
Jordi Edens Breakaway Roping, Team Roping FR Gatesville, TX
Kaitlyn Burkham Breakaway Roping SO Combine, TX
Katie Burke Barrel Racing SO Carrollton, GA
Kaylee Saulters Barrel Racing FR Axtell, TX
Kelly Kendrick Barrel Racing FR Omaha, TX
Laney Fowler Barrel Racing SO Grandview, TX
Layne York Steer Wrestling, Team Roping SO Huntsville, TX
Macey Zboril Breakaway Roping SO Caldwell, TX
Madeline Earnest Breakaway Roping, Barrel Racing SO Pine Mountain, GA
Mallory Witherspoon Barrel Racing SO Kaufman, TX
McCray Profili Team Roping SO Anderson, TX       
Meredith Scroggs Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying,
Barrel Racing
SO Kelly, LA
Morgan Elder Barrel Racing FR Caddo Mills, TX
Parker Fleet Saddle Bronc Riding SO Axtell, TX
Parker McCown Bull Riding SO Montgomery, TX
Peyton Walters Team Roping FR Justin, TX
Rance Doyal Team Roping FR Durant, OK
Regan Pavelka Barrel Racing SO Axtell, TX
Sarah Haby Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying SO Atascosa, TX         
Tanner Rawlings Bull Riding SO Bay City, TX
Tim Murphy Bareback Riding SO Simpsonville, SC
Zane Kelley Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling FR Combine, TX
Southern Region Standings

FALL 2020

Date Game Location
9/25/2020 - 9/26/2020 Panola College Carthage, TX
10/2/2020 - 10/3/2020 SWTJC Uvalde, TX
10/16/2020 - 10/17/2020 NETXCC Mt. Pleasant, TX
11/13/2020 - 11/14/2020 Sam Houston State University Conroe, TX

Spring 2021

Date Game Location
1/29/2021 - 1/30/2021 Texas A&M Commerce Sulpher Springs, TX
2/12/2021 -2/13/2021 Trinity Valley Community College Athens, TX
3/12/2021 - 3/13/2021 Texas A&M University Bryan , TX
3/26/2021 - 3/27/2021 Hill College Hillsboro, TX
4/16/2021 - 4/17/2021 Wharton County Junior College Wharton, TX
4/29/2021 - 4/30/2021 McNesse State University Sulpher, LA