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TVCC Rodeo turns in strong showing at A&M
Posted: 3/27/2014 9:23:41 AM
Several team members still in hunt to qualify for College National Finals Rodeo

The TVCC Rodeo Team competed at Texas A&M on March 21-22.

Freshman Keaton Denio finished sixth in the average in Calf Roping. Sophomore Kacey Kirby ran a 17.36 in Barrel Racing to win second in the first round. She qualified for the short go and placed fourth in the average. Kacey is now third in the Barrel Racing standings for the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. She will need to perform equally as well at the last two rodeos in order to maintain her qualifying position for the College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo., in June.

Sophomore Justus Whitcher won the first round in Steer Wrestling with an outstanding time of 4.4 seconds. Justus finished second in the average and is currently fourth in the standings.

"We are faced with two good problems," TVCC Rodeo coach Brent Bratton said. "The top three in each event qualify for the CNFR, and these two have that opportunity. All they need to do is do the best they can and let the other contestants worry about the other stuff."

The next rodeo will be held at Hill College April 11-12.