Texas A&M University-Kingsville

A&M-Kingsville to Host Collegiate Rodeo March 8-10

KINGSVILLE - March 01, 2012

Contact: Julie Navejar
or 361-593-2590

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Rodeo Team will host a collegiate rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 8-10, at the Equestrian Center at the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown. Teams from 10 other colleges and universities in the region are expected to compete. Preliminary rounds will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and the finals Saturday begin at 2 p.m.

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 H30 Ranch Ltd. in memory of George O. Hoffman, Kleberg Bank, Bert Bull Ranches, Best Western Tropic Inn and Phil Neessen Chevrolet.

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:

Shawn Dollery, a senior range and wildlife science major from Caldwell, who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Dakota Pietsch, a senior agribusiness major from El Campo, who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

James Travis Huddleston, a senior agribusiness major from Needville, who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Rebecca Hurt, a senior agribusiness major from Dilley, who competes in goat tying and barrel racing;

Keet Cyphers, a senior agribusiness major from McAllen, who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Nick Garcia, a senior agribusiness major from McAllen, who competes in bareback riding;

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

Wade Johns, a sophomore agriculture science major with emphasis on wildlife recreational entrepreneurship from Elgin, who competes in bull riding;

Robert Clipper, a freshman ranch management major from Huntsville, who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Matt Mills, a junior agriculture science major from Bulverde, who competes in tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Matt Perez, a senior range and wildlife science major from Von Ormy, who competes in bull riding; and

Cristal Sebesta, a sophomore animal science major from Anderson, who competes in barrel racing and goat tying.


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