Panola Cowgirls and Cowboys Shine in First Rodeo of the Year!
Wyatt Denny, Gannon Ivy, KJ Carmon, Hunter Smith, and Brody Bellet led the men's team
to a third place finish this weekend at the Panola College -Devon Energy College rodeo
hosted at the Panola County Cattleman's Arena in Carthage. Nicole Reeves and Torey
Little led the way for the girls team as they place fifth out of the 14 teams represented.
The boys third place finish was the highest finish of all the junior colleges in the
region and only 9 points out of second behind McNeese State University and Sam Houston
Wyatt Denny, of Minden, NV won the bareback competition as he earned a score of 80
points to share the leader board on Saturday night. Gannon Ivy, of Hampton, AR took second place in the bull riding as one of
only two successful rides of the entire weekend. KJ Carmon, of Beaumont, TX took
third in the tie down calf roping and healer Hunter Smith, of Bivins, TX and his teammate
took third in the team roping competition. Brody Bellet, of Silsbee, TX rounded up
the Panola points with a sixth place finish in the tie down calf roping.
On the girls' side, Nicole Reeves, of Longville, LA took third in the goat tying while
teammate Torey Little, of Hackberry, LA finished in sixth place.
The Panola team will travel this week to Uvalde, TX for the Southwest Texas Junior
College Rodeo, then will be at Northeast Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant the