Roundtree competes for Wharton

By Barbara Boxleitner
Posted 10/13/20

Brad Roundtree is trying to gain momentum in his team roping.

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Roundtree competes for Wharton


Brad Roundtree is trying to gain momentum in his team roping.

The junior out of Madisonville High School is a header for the Wharton County Junior College Rodeo team. He competed with a different healer some of last year but said he is back competing with a healer from the previous year.

"He finished up last year pretty strong," said Wharton County head rodeo coach Sean Amestoy. "He looks good. He's gotten more confident competing on the college level."

"It's just mainly chemistry," said Amestoy about Roundtree switching partners.

Roundtree didn't reach the short round in the first fall event.

"I messed up on my throw,” said Roundtree. “It went around the head and came off.”

He said he stayed in the area to practice and compete during the summer and has been practicing at least three times a week.

"I worked to get every steer that I throw at," said Roundtree. "I've gotten smarter at my shots."

Men's golf

Sam Bennett of Texas A&M University tied for 32nd in the Blessings Collegiate Invitational, the first fall tournament. The former Mustang shot 224 (71-74-79) to place third among the Aggies.


Brianna Abad is a freshman outfielder for University of Houston-Victoria. She played for Madisonville.

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