Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Javelina rodeo team to host South Texas college rodeo

Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds Equestrian Center, Robstown - 03/02/13 - 03/02/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Rodeo Team will host a collegiate rodeo Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, at the Equestrian Center at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown. Teams from 10 other colleges and universities in the region are expected to compete. A preliminary round will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and the finals begin at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The rodeo will be dedicated to the late Dr. Kay Clayton, former university provost who passed away last month.

Admission is $5 at the gate, children under 12 are free and Texas A&M-Kingsville students will be admitted free with a valid university identification card. Events at this year’s rodeo include bullriding, bareback riding, tiedown calf roping, girls breakaway roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, girls goat tying, team roping and girls barrel racing.

This year’s sponsors include IBC Bank in Zapata, R & P Ramirez, IBC Bank in Corpus Christi, AEP, Sendero Services Inc., Berry Construction, Karol Yanta, Hoffman H30 Ranch Ltd., Hy O Silver Buckles, H.B. Zachery Engineering and Ojo de Agua Hunting Camp, Burt Bull Ranches, Myane Insulation & Construction Company, CC Disposal, Andrews Distributing, Farm Bureau Insurance by David Weathersby, Nueces Power and Equipment, Ryann and Devon Haese, Kenedy Ranch, Agr-Insurance by Lynn and Tootie Isle, Blake Fuldenwider Chrysler, Phil Neessen, Steve Dollery, Dr. Glen Wilkinson, Access Ford, Nueces Electric Cooperative, Robstown Ambulance Service, Hoffman Ranch, Kay Clayton, CY Tech,  Environmental Evolutions, Ricardo Ranch & Feed, Excel Helicopters, Rios of Mercedes, Clean Harbors, Scott Johnson, Greg Scherer, Rick William Bassett M.D. P.A., Robert Caldera Sr., Ainsworth Trucking, Century 21 Quandt Realty, Solution Integrated Chemicals, Frank Salinas and Kingsville Veterinary Services.

Texas A&M-Kingsville has the only collegiate rodeo team south of San Antonio. They compete in 10 rodeos per season to accumulate points for the college championships.

Members of the Javelina rodeo team include: 

Calan Ahrens, a sophomore agriculture science major with emphasis on wildlife recreational entrepreneurship, from Alpine, who competes in bull riding; 

Samantha Miller, a freshman agribusiness major from Harlingen who competes in barrel racing; 

Wes Wyrick, a junior agriculture science major with emphasis on wildlife recreational entrepreneurship, from Hondo, who competes in team roping; 

Kristian Zamora, a freshman animal science major from Mission who competes in barrel racing; 

Alondra Castaneda, a sophomore animal science major from Mission who competes in barrel racing; 

Omar Oyoque, a sophomore agriculture science major from Mercedes who competes in team roping; 

Ty Runge, a freshman agriculture science major from Mercedes who competes in team roping; 

Zach Arnold, a pre-veterinarian major from Orange Grove who competes in team roping; 

Ryann Haese, a freshman veterinary technician major from Mathis who competes in barrel racing; 

Anthony Cypher, a freshman pre-veterinarian major from Hebbronville who competes in steer wrestling; 

Brenton Watson, a freshman range and wildlife science major from Elgin who competes in bull riding; 

Steven Kubena, a senior industrial management and technology major from La Vernia who competes in steer wrestling; 

Reynold Munoz, a freshman criminology major from Uvalde who competes in team roping; 

Justin Mutina, a freshman agriculture science major with emphasis on wildlife recreational entrepreneurship from Alvin who competes in bull riding; 

Daysha Atencio, a senior pre-veterinarian from Harlingen who competes in barrel racing; 

Stephanie Saenz, a sophomore animal science major from Rio Grande City who competes in barrel racing; 

Kyle Weiland, a freshman criminology major from Riviera who competes in bull riding; 

Victoria Alderete, a junior agribusiness major from Bryan who competes in barrel racing; and 

Ralph Garcia, a freshman agriculture science major from Premont who competes in bull riding.

 -TAMUK-


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