Former Cowboy Henderson Named Steer Wrestling Rookie of Year

DENELL HENDERSON
DENELL HENDERSON

 

WARNER—Dennell Henderson, former Connors State basketball player has been named the 2019 Steer Wrestling Rookie of the Year.

The 26-year-old, who put his Pro Rodeo Dreams on hold until after his basketball playing days, took the title by winning $47,347.00 during his first year on  the circuit.

"I always played sports but never had time to go rodeo until now," said Henderson.

"Its what I always wanted to do. Its just a great feeling to wake up and do what I really love now."

Following his career at Connors State (2012 and 2013), Henderson completed his collegiate basketball playing days at Oral Roberts University.

Henderson averaged 10 points a game and 6.7 rebounds his freshman season at Connors. He averaged 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds his sophomore year.