All Inductees

2003 Vernon College Men's and Women's Championship Teams

Rodeo Events & Organizations

Vernon College 2003 Southwest Region and National Champion Men’s and Women’s Team Members: 


                 Will Lowe-BB                                                             Jackie Hobbs (Crawford)-BK*, GT 

                 Cal White-BR                                                              Tessie McMullan (Doyle)-BK, GT 

                 E.P. Luchsinger-SW                                                    Laura Hyde (Durfee)-BA 

                 Sterling Smith-CR                                                       Shy-Anne Bowden (Jarrett)-BA 

                 Cade Swor-CR                                                             Kelcey Foreman-GT 

                 Marty Eakin-SB, SW                                                   * National Champion 

                 Jesse Kirby-SB                                                             Coach-Bobby Scott                                           

                                                                          NIRA Records Set: 

  •  11 of the 22 possible Southwestern Regional Champion and Reserve Champion positions were won by Vernon College. 
  • 12 contestants from one school competing at the CNFR.     
  • Since the NIRA was established in 1948 only five teams have won dual championships the same year and Vernon College is the first and only two-year school to win both.  
  • Tessie McMullan (Doyle) and Jackie Hobbs (Crawford) became the only two ladies to be on two dual championship teams. Vernon College 2003 and Tarleton State University 2005.   


All furthered their PRCA and WPRA rodeo careers to the next level such as Will Lowe, 3-time PRCA World Champion in Bareback Riding, Cade Swor-7 time qualifier to the NFR, Sterling Smith, 3-time qualifier to the NFR, Jackie Hobbs (Crawford) 21 time World Champion in the WPRA and the first Cowgirl to win the World Break Away Championship at the inaugural year of 2020 held at the PRCA NFR in Arlington, Texas. 

Most importantly these people are great parents, business leaders, and ambassadors for the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association. Their accomplishments speak for the Sport of Rodeo and the Great State of Texas.