Panola College Represented in National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada

Panola College is well represented this year at the National Finals in Las Vegas, which will begin Thursday, December 5th and air live on GAC at 10 p.m.  The Rodeo will conclude on Saturday, December 14th. EX-Panola College Rodeo Team members Chandler Bownds and Cooper Davis have qualified for the Bull Riding.  Cooper is seated 7th in the world and Chandler is 11th.  Only the top 15 in the world are eligible for the National Finals in each event.  
 
Current student Wyatt Denny has been invited to the first ever Binion's Buckoff during the Finals, which will highlight the top Collegiate Cowboys in the Nation.  This event was by invitation only.
 
Panola College is proud of all of these guys and wishes them the best of luck!

Rodeo

Panola College Rodeo Team: Staying Strong!

Panola College’s Rodeo program was developed in 2004.  It is a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and the Southern Region.  Panola 2013-2014 Rodeo TeamCollege has qualified for the NIRA Finals 7 of the 9 years, with Tilden Hooper winning the National Finals Bareback Championship in 2007 on his way to the PRCA Rookie of the Year and a trip to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV.  In 2013, Steven Campbell won third in Bull Riding at the CNFR.

The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association consists of Universities and Community Colleges all over the country.  The Southern Association consists of:  Panola College, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, McNeese State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Wharton County Junior College, Texas A&M Kingsville, Lone Star College, Northeast Texas Community College, Trinity Valley Community College, Southwest Texas Junior College, and Hill College.

The rodeo team participates in all nine events sanctioned by the NIRA, which include:  bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, girls’ barrel racing, girls’ goat tying, and girls’ breakaway calf roping.

Panola College offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for student athletes, and has a practice arena and stalls for Rodeo Team members.  All interested rodeo students are encouraged to contact Rodeo Coach Dameon White at dameon.white@panola.edu or call 903-693-2008.

 Devon Energy

National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

Panola College is a member of:

Red Dot National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association

Red DotNIRA Southern Region Rodeo

Red DotCollege National Finals Rodeo