Trinity Valley Community College rodeo set for Feb. 7-8
Posted by : February 2, 2014| On :
ATHENS–Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) will host the sixth annual Southern National Intercollegiate Rodeo Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8.
Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. each evening at the Henderson County Fairpark Complex with slack beginning at noon Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.
Each night during the rodeo performance, children can compete in a Calf Scramble to win prizes.
All proceeds generated by the rodeo are given back to the students to further their education.
General admission tickets are $5 each and may be purchased in advance at Lone Star Western Wear in Athens, or on the night of the performance at the gate. Free admission will be given for those with a current TVCC ID.
Each National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) member college has its own club composed of student members and is sponsored by a faculty advisor who supervises the club’s activities.
Each year, a men’s team consisting of six members and a four-member women’s team is chosen from each school.
These team members travel to the regional rodeos competing against other NIRA member schools. Those not chosen for the team may compete on an individual basis and still be eligible for all prizes except those given to the team.
The top three contestants in each event from each of the NIRA’s 11 regions qualify to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
The top two men’s teams and women’s teams also qualify from the regions.
Coming from as far away as Louisiana, the event will feature approximately 400 contestants representing 20 colleges and universities including: Hill College, Southwest Texas Junior College, McNeese State University, Trinity Valley Community College, Northeast Texas Community College, Lone Star Community College – Montgomery, Panola Junior College, Texas A&M University, Sam Houston State University, Stephen F. Austin State University, Texas A&M University – Kingsville and Wharton County Junior College.