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Hill College men’s rodeo team first in regional standings, women’s team is ninth


After two college rodeos, the Hill College men’s rodeo team is in first place in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Southern Region Standings with 1,312.83 points. Following in second place is Panola Junior College with 1,196.33, third is McNeese State University with 626.16 points and Sam Houston State University has 554 points.   

Logan Decker of Burleson, and Jarrod Hammons of Stephenville, are third and fourth in the saddle bronc riding. Zachary Hibler of Wheeler is first in the bareback riding, and Ezekiel Mitchell of Baytown is seventh, and Colby Fedor of Grandview is eighth. In the bull riding standings Mitchell is in first place, and Laramie Craigen of Beaumont is seventh. In the tie down roping standings Jon Douch of Huntsville is first and Tanner Fleet of Axtell is second. In the steer wrestling standings Douch is in third place. In the team roping header standings Cyle Denison of Iowa, La., and Tyler Harris of Athens are tied for third, and John Glesmann of New Waverly is 10th. In the team roping heeler standings, Cooper Mathews of Cleburne and Clay Sieber of Troup are tied for third and Tristan Harbour of Gatesville is 10th, and Colton Brittain of Rockwall is 13th.  

The women’s team is currently ninth in the regional standings. Megan Wright of Magnolia is fifth in barrel racing and Raelee Self of Sumner is 12th. Brooke Jordan of Covington is 13th in the breakaway roping standings. 

The Hill College rodeo teams have three more rodeos this fall. They will compete at the Northeast Texas Community College rodeo in Pittsburg, Texas, Oct. 19-21; McNeese State University Oct. 27-28; and Sam Houston State University Nov. 10-11.


men's rodeo

Back row L-R: Zealdrick Plattenburg of Houston, freshman; John Glesmann of New Waverly, freshman; Koby Adams of Huntsville, sophomore; Logan Decker of Burleson, sophomore; Jon Douch of Huntsville, sophomore; Ezekiel Mitchell of Baytown, sophomore; King Pickett of Jackson, Miss., sophomore; Jacob Martin of Crosby, freshman; Cyle Denison of Iowa, La., freshman.

Middle row L-R: Preston Westphal of Arlington, sophomore; Laney Newman of Fairfield, sophomore; Colton Brittain of Rockwall, freshman; Shane Campbell of Bynum, freshman; Weston Leftwich of Covington, freshman; Colby Fedor of Grandview, freshman; Tyler Harris of Athens, sophomore; Tristan Harbour of Gatesville, sophomore; Bryce Briggs of Pilot Point, sophomore; Cooper Mathews of Cleburne, sophomore.

Bottom row L-R: Jarrod Hammons of Stephenville, sophomore; Rodney D. Brooks III of Houston, sophomore; Colton Thomas of Grandview, freshman; Jeron Hobson of Grapeland, freshman; Cody Wilkerson of Waxahachie, sophomore; Riley Van Soelen of Durango, Colo., sophomore; Ross Ashford of Lott, freshman; Tanner Fleet of Axtell, freshman.

Not pictured: Zach Hilber of Wheeler, sophomore; Clay Sieber of Troup, sophomore; and Taylor Hurst of Navasota, sophomore.

women's rodeo

Back row L-R: Koree Kouns of Rhome, freshman; Megan Wright of Magnolia, freshman; Sierra Bates of Prescott, Ariz., sophomore; Alli McKibbin of Tucson, Ariz., sophomore; McKenzie Ray of Mabank, sophomore; Carlie Conaway of Terrell, sophomore; Shelby Allen of Kopperl, freshman.

Front row L-R: Cassidy Rhoden of Alvarado, freshman; Mikayla Johnson of Omaha, Ill., freshman; Stevey Payne of Donie, freshman, Colleen Jones of West, sophomore; Raelee Self of Sumner, sophomore; Maci Ray of Mabank, freshman; Brooke Jordan of Covington, sophomore; Cierra Doyal of Durant, Okla., sophomore; Madison Johnson of Omaha, Il., freshman. 

Not pictured: Gracie Daniels of Whitney, freshman; Kinley Urbanovsky of Eddy, freshman.