Panola College Rodeo team was in Bryan,Tx. March 20,21 for the 8th out of
10 Southern Region Rodeos.
Bareback rider Wyatt Denny of Minden, NV. has had a record breaking year. Wyatt won the first round of competition by scoring 77 points, followed by a second round score of 78 points, to win the average race by three points. Denny is on his way to a dominating Southern Regional title where he leads the rest of the field by over 400 points.
Caleb Cogbill, freshman at Panola, placed in the steerwrestling , with a great time of 5.7 seconds. The steerwrestling is an event which is usually dominated by athletes over 200 pounds. Caleb, 160 pounds soaking wet , was able to maintain perfect form , and compete with the giants of rodeo.
Nicole Reeves and Kagen Cassaday performed well in the team roping, turning a great time of 7.9 seconds in the first go round and 18 seconds in the short round. Reeves and Cassaday have just began to rope together, and we are looking for great things from them in the future. Reeves an outstanding athlete, competes in several womens events in rodeo, and has a very
realistic shot at making the C.N.F.R. in Casper, WY.
Bull Rider Gannon Ivy , made an outstanding ride for a first round score of 74 points, to win a 3,4 place split. Gannon moved to second place in the regional standings by a close 25 points between him and the number one spot. Gannon , a sophomore at Panola, from Hampton,AR. is working on a degree in Petroleum Technology.
Panola will be back in action at the next regional rodeo held in Hillsboro,TX. , April 17-18.