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NTCC – Sports

Jessee Young

NTCC Rodeo Results

Northeast Texas Community College hosted the third National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Southern Region Rodeo October 15-16. The Rodeo was at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Priefert Arena in Mount Pleasant.

NTCC Athletes continue to improve with each Rodeo of the 2021-2022 season and brought home some team points in a few categories for the home Rodeo.

Kent Sheldon

Kent Sheldon (Lemoore, California) brought home a third-place finish in the Saddle Bronc event for the Eagles. Garrett Fields (Quitman, Texas) placed fifth in the Tie-Down Roping and second in the Steer Wrestling to help out the Men’s team.

Garrett Fields

With Fields competing in multiple events, he placed third in the Men’s Overall Standings to bring home points for NTCC.

Kolt Dement from Panola would bring home the first-place belt buckle and points in the Bareback riding event. Jarrod Hammons of Hill College won first in the Saddle Bronc event, and Fletcher Jowers of Southwest Texas Junior College won the bull riding competition with an 84-point ride.

Hill Colleges’ Cooper Matthews won tie-down roping with a time of 8.3 seconds. Trace Harris (Texas A&M University) just edged out Fields for the win in Steer Wrestling. Southwest Texas Junior College was again on top in the Team Roping, winning with Tristan Sullivan and Will Farris.

On the Women’s side of the events, Bryana Lehrmann of Texas A&M University-Commerce brought home the first-place win in Ladies Breakaway-roping with a lightning-fast 1.9 seconds. Her teammate and NTCC Alumni Keely Henry would get points with a 2.2-second run to tie for third.

McNeese State University got on the board when Kamryn Duncan won the Goat Tying event with a 6.4-second run. Victoria Procter of Texas A&M University would win in Barrels with a time of 15.1 seconds to edge out teammate Emma Smith who posted a 15.16 time for second place.

Gauge McBride from Panola College was the Men’s All-Around Champion bringing home points in Bull Riding and Saddle Bronc. At the same time, Madalyn Richards of Texas A&M was the Women’s All-Around Champion with points in Breakaway and Goat Tying.

The NTCC Men’s Team would finish fifth overall in the Men’s Team Standings.

After a week off, NTCC and the rest of the NIRA Southern Region will head to Lake Charles, Louisiana, for the McNeese State Rodeo.

Northeast Texas Community College competes in the Southern region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association with Hill College, McNeese State University, Panola Junior College, Sam Houston State University, Southwest Texas Junior College, Stephen F. Austin University, Texas A&M University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Trinity Valley Community College, and Wharton County Junior College.


Northeast Texas Community Colleges Foundation held its annual Golf Classic on October 18 at Daingerfield Country Club in Daingerfield. The tournament raised about $17,000 to support the NTCC Work4College Program.

Texas Heritage National Bank won the six-man-scramble, shooting 15 under par. The winning team (pictured from left) included Tommy Porter, Jr., Ron Conner, James Duke, David Conner, Ricky Shelton, and Jonathan Biddy. The Cypress Bank and Guaranty Bank & Trust teams tied for second place with 14 under par. Mitch Mayben won the prizes for both closest to the pin contests.

Businesses that participated or helped sponsor the event included Pilgrim’s, American National Bank, Bowie Cass Electric Cooperative, Cypress Bank, Lincoln Investments, Daingerfield Country Club, Texas Heritage National Bank, Elliott Auto Group, and Guaranty Bank & Trust. 

“We had to cancel our annual tournament last year due to COVID, so we were very excited to host our event this year in Daingerfield. It’s a fun way to raise money that makes a real difference in the lives of students right here in our community,” Dr. Jonathan McCullough, NTCC Executive Vice President for Advancement, said. 

To learn more about the Work4College Program, visit http://www.work4college.com or contact McCullough at 903-434-8115.