The Tarleton Rodeo Association has been part of a winning tradition since 1947. Tarleton teams have won 8 national championship titles and 29 individual national championships. Today, Tarleton has one of the largest teams in the nation with 164 card holding student members in 2022-2023.
The rodeo program operates under the Office of Rodeo Activities and is part of the Student Engagement and Success Division. The rodeo program is greatly supported by Dr. James Hurley – President of Tarleton State University, Division of Student Engagement and Success, Tarleton alumni, and the great people and companies of the Stephenville area.
Mr. Mark Eakin serves as the director of Rodeo Activities and head coach. Eakin graduated from Tarleton in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Before returning to Tarleton as the head coach, Eakin received his Master of Science degree from West Texas A&M and lead the rodeo team to numerous National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association championship titles. Assistant Coaches are Brittany Stewart and Casey Sisk with Dylon Henson as the Arena Coordinator.
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All gifts to the Rodeo Facilities Enhancement Campaign are 100% tax-deductible and can be paid over a 5-year period.