Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Javelina rodeo team to host South Texas College Championship Rodeo

KINGSVILLE - February 17, 2011

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

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The Texas A&M University-Kingsville Rodeo Team will host a collegiate rodeo Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3-5, at the Equestrian Center at the Richard M. Borchard Fairgrounds in Robstown. Teams from at least nine 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 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.

Kleberg Bank is the title sponsor for the event with additional sponsorship coming from Bert Bull Ranches, Spur It Rodeo, Best Western Tropic Inn, Colt Ventures and Double B Roping Horses, Hy O Silver Buckles, Agri-Insurance and Cadillac Cowgirls.

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 wildlife major from Caldwell who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping; 

Dakota Pietsch, an agribusiness major from El Campo who competes in tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Dusty Hopkins, a business major from Sweeny who competes in team roping;

Courtney Bess, an education major from McAllen who competes in goat tying, breakaway roping and barrel racing;

James Travis Huddleston, an agribusiness major from El Campo who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Haley Webel, an agribusiness major from Victoria who competes in goat tying and barrel racing;

Justin Foster, an agribusiness major from Bandera who competes in team roping; 

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

Keet Cyphers, an agribusiness major from Mission who competes in steer wrestling, tiedown calf roping and team roping;

Nick Garcia, an agribusiness major from McAllen who competes in team roping; and

L.B. Person, a business major from Riviera who competes in steer wrestling.

-TAMUK-


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