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NTCC – Sports

NTCC Rodeo to Host NIRA Southern Region Collegiate Rodeo

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Southern Region will have the third rodeo of the 2021-2022 season in Mount Pleasant, Texas, Oct. 15-16. Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC) will host the rodeo held at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Priefert Arena located on Greenhill Road in Mount Pleasant.

Besides seeing the new look Eagle Rodeo team under the guidance of new Head Coach Justin Hampton, you will see teams from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. They are competing for a chance to qualify for the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo to be held in Casper, Wyoming, in June.

Fans will get the opportunity to watch a complete production of rodeo put on by the students with the stock provided by the legendary Wing Rodeo Company. On Friday, the Rodeo events will start at 10:00 am with a morning slack session, free admission, and the regular rodeo will kick off at 7:30 pm with a full slate of events.

The slack events will begin at 9:00 am, with free admission, and the final rodeo competition will start at 2:00 pm. 

Spectators will see a full slate of Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Roping, Team Roping, Goat Tying, Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, and Bull Riding.

Admission to the main Rodeo events will be $10.00 for ages 11 and up and ten and under have free access. Concessions will be available daily.

Thursday, Oct. 14, the NTCC Rodeo Team will host a Breakaway Roping Fundraising event at 7:00 pm, and it’s ladies only. If you would like to participate in the Thursday fundraising event or join as a sponsor of the NTCC Rodeo, contact Coach Justin Hampton at 903-434-8274 or email him at