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Weatherford College hosts rodeo March 4-6

March 1, 2010 by Randy Keck

Photo courtesy of Weatherford College Oak Leaf Yearbook staff

Weatherford College rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo.

Special to The Community News

Many of the top college rodeo athletes in the nation will be in Weatherford Thursday through Saturday, March 4-6 for the WC National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Rodeo at the Parker County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds.

The Thursday event begins at 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday’s performances begin at 7 p.m.

“After driving to Portales, Alpine, Borger and Vernon in the fall, it’s nice to start the spring at home,” said Mike Brown, WC head rodeo coach. “You’ll see some of the best talent in America. Many of these kids will be on the pro circuit after college.”

Fans will see bull riding, barrel racing, tie down roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, bareback riding, steer wrestling, breakaway roping and goat tying.

WC competes in the Southwest Region of the NIRA, including six four-year universities and 10 community colleges. Member schools include Angelo State, Clarendon, Eastern New Mexico, Frank Phillips, Howard, New Mexico Junior College, Odessa, Ranger, South Plains, Sul Ross, Tarleton, Texas Tech, Vernon, WC, West Texas A&M and Western Texas.

“Rodeo showcases the athleticism and hard work of our student-athletes and celebrates the heritage of the West,” said Dr. Steve Garippa, WC athletic director. “This is the only chance to see our rodeo team in action here in Parker County this year, so we hope to see plenty of fans there to cheer on our students.”

WC has several competitors at or near the top of their event categories in the regional standings for the year. George Rowland and Chris DeMases rank first and second, respectively, in tie-down roping. Cord Spradley ranks third in steer wrestling, Jake Cobb is fourth in team roping-heeler and Jayci Miller is fourth in breakaway roping.

Photo: WC rodeo athlete Reese Riemer competes in a recent rodeo. Photo by the WC Oak Leaf Yearbook staff.

Sports Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity Orange at Glen Rose Invitational at Squaw Valley Golf Course Links Course.

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

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