Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

June 25, 2014

Rodeo Royalty

Brock high school students headed to nationals as state champs



Kambria McDougal and Brody Yeary first met in theater class at Brock High School last year.

Both shared a common interest in rodeoing, but neither would realize that, months later, they would again be grouped together, this time as state champions.

“I think it’s pretty cool that two state champs came out of the same class at the same high school,” Yeary said. “Everyone thought we were crazy.”

McDougal, who will be a sophomore at Brock next year, took the Texas High School Rodeo Association title in breakaway roping with 50 points overall.

She received her first horse when she was just 6 months old and began riding by herself at the age of 3.

“When I was about 7 years old is when I started roping,” McDougal said. “My dad roped and he really wanted me to learn too.”

It was the influence of her father and the help of her neighbor, Jerry Jetton, a 13-time National Finals Rodeo calf roper, that have contributed to her success, according to McDougal.

“This is the top 10 competitors in the state of Texas,” she said about her recent competition. “There are tons of high schoolers that are very talented, and I knew I pretty much had to bring it.”

Yeary, who will be a senior at Brock next year, also topped his competitors at the championships. Yeary took the Texas title in bullriding with 49 overall points.

“It’s like slaying dragons, conquering something bigger than you,” he said of the sport. “It’s an adrenaline rush, that’s for sure. I’ve also gotten injured a couple of times but that’s just part of it.”

Yeary, like McDougal, got started at a young age, riding calves at the age of 5.

“My father rode bulls through college, and it’s just something I’ve grown up doing,” he said. “I think every kid wants to grow up to be a bullrider. Some of us get that opportunity, some of us don’t.”

Both say rodeo is something they plan on pursuing at the next level.

With the wins under their belts, the duo is now headed to Rock Springs, Wyoming, to compete at the national level. Competition runs from July 13-19.

For schedules and a link to the live broadcasts, visit

Text Only
Front Page
  • Splash Kingdom suspect Water park burglar sought

    Weatherford and Hudson Oaks police are requesting the public’s assistance in catching a burglar who broke into Splash Kingdom Water Park in Hudson Oaks earlier this month. 

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0729 one purple heart group.jpg A Purple Heart County

    County Judge Mark Riley and Parker County commissioners proclaimed Parker County to be a “Purple Heart County” Monday, honoring local veterans and their families in a special ceremony held in the second floor courtroom of the historic courthouse. 

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • WISD to propose tax rate decrease

    Weatherford ISD, which is projected to see a rise in property values, is proposing a one-cent tax rate decrease, which would slightly increase taxes for the average homeowner. 

    July 28, 2014

  • Israel Andrade Illegal indicted for burglary, child indecency

    A Parker County grand jury has indicted a man accused of breaking into a Springtown-area home earlier this month and molesting a sleeping 9-year-old girl.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • DSC_9754.jpg Home destroyed by fire

    WEATHERFORD – A fire that broke out Monday on the 700 block of Cimmaron Trail in Horseshoe Bend ended in the complete loss of a family’s home.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 one before-after.jpg Almost there...

    As a two-room schoolhouse with two school teachers conducting grades 1-9, the Mount Pleasant Colored School has had a humble beginning.

    July 26, 2014 2 Photos

  • Woman hit on interstate identified

    A woman killed early Friday morning while walking on Interstate 30 near the Parker - Tarrant county line has been identified as 29-year-old Ashley Wright of Weatherford, according to information released Saturday by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

    July 26, 2014

  • Five teens hospitalized after wreck

    Alcohol may have been involved in a wreck Wednesday near Brock that sent five teens to the hospital, including two with life-threatening injuries, according to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Woman killed while walking on interstate

    A woman, who had not been identified as of Friday afternoon, was killed early Friday morning while walking on Interstate 30 near the Parker - Tarrant county line, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Rates of the rise?

    As part of an ongoing discussion, the City of Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Thursday was taken through part two of the rate-making process for the city’s proposed capital improvement plan. The result of this plan will have a direct impact on utility rates for city customers. 

    July 24, 2014

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide