Rodeo team tramples A&M
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The Panola Coleege Men’s rodeo team took third place at last weekends NIRA Southern Region Rodeo host at Texas A&M. Panola finished behind the top two ranked schools in the Southern Region Hill College and McNeese State.
Panola’s Tyler James, of Monterey, LA, led the way as he won the Bull Riding Competition. The win moved him in 4th in the region. The top 3 in each event earn a birth into the National Finals Rodeo at Casper, Wyoming in June.
Jacob Choate and Wyatt Denny also helped the Panola team as they finished 2nd and 4th respectively in the Bareback Riding. They are also sitting 4th and 5th overall in the Southern Region as we make the home stretch towards the finals.
Cody Wright, of Lufkin, was the other Panola cowboy that added points as he placed 7th in the Steer Wrestling.