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The Athens Review
The Trinity Valley Community College Rodeo team didn’t have to go far to find its newest member.
Earlier this week, Cross Roads High School senior Justice Cathey signed on with the team and will begin attending classes at TVCC in the Fall 2014 semester.
“We are very excited to welcome Justice to the team and we’re looking forward to a great year,” coach Brent Bratton said.
Roping has been a lifelong passion for Cathey, who has attended Cross Roads ISD since kindergarten.
He’s been roping since he was 11 and has competed in the LSHSRA, Winners association, THSRA and USTRC. Cathey also attends several team roping events throughout the year, winning cash, buckles, breast collars and trophy saddles along the way.
Cathey has also participated in FFA with ag mechanic projects, plant identification, horse judging and showing animals in the Henderson County Livestock Show and also at events in Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston. This past year was the first time San Antonio held an FFA rodeo for Texas FFA, and Cathey and his partner Cole Surls won first place in team roping, claiming a monetary prize and a champion buckle.
“I am proud to be a part of the TVCC college rodeo team and very thankful for the scholarship,” Cathey said.