A&M-Commerce Rodeo Team Grabs Pair of Wins at Home Event

The Texas A&M University-Commerce Rodeo Team secured two victories in individual events at the fourth annual A&M-Commerce rodeo, held on Feb. 3 and 4 at the Hopkins County Civic Center in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Rylee George and Trevor Kernick took home winner's belt buckles in the breakaway roping and tiedown roping events, respectively. A&M-Commerce Rodeo Team members also finished in the top five in several other events.

As a team, the men finished in second place, just 10 points behind Wharton County Junior College for the top spot. The women's team was not ranked in the final standings, joining three other competing schools that did not make the cut.

The second-place finish helped the men's team maintain its position as the top-ranked team in the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA). The women dropped to second place in the regional standings following last weekend's event.

Nationally, the women's team only fell one place to 16th in the NIRA rankings, while the men's team jumped up to 10th in the country.

Below is a list of individual finishing positions for A&M-Commerce Rodeo Team members.

Women's All-Around

2nd – Sonora Schueneman

Tiedown Roping

1st ­– Trevor Kernick

2nd – Kincade Henry

5th – Ty Johnson

Steer Wrestling

7th – Ryan Nettle

Team Roping

4th – Tristan Sullivan and Will Farris

Barrel Racing

6th – Sonora Schueneman

Breakaway Roping

1st – Rylee George

Goat Tying

4th (tie) – Paige Dawson

7th – Sonora Schueneman