Weatherford Democrat


June 15, 2014

WC rodeo team to seek history-making ride in Wyoming event




With one bit of history already under its  belt, the Weatherford College men’s rodeo team is seeking to create even more.

In May, the Coyotes became the first rodeo team to qualify from WC after nine straight years of the program sending individuals to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).

Now, if the men’s team can capture the championship in Casper, Wyo., they will be the first WC team to bring home a national title — in any sport.

CNFR competition begins Sunday and runs through June 21. The Coyotes qualified by finishing second to Tarleton State in the Southwest Region.

“It wouldn’t surprise if we are in the running,” said Head Rodeo Coach Johnny Emmons. “You get up there and every team has six that count.”

The six going from WC are sophomores Landon Williams (Midland, Tex.) in team roping and calf roping, Jared Parsonage (Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada) in bull riding and Kody Mahaffey (Sweetwater, Tex.) in steer wrestling. The freshman contingent includes team ropers Aaron Macy (Post, Tex.), Cole Wheeler (Flint, Tex.) and Casey Tew (Billings, Mont.).

Parsonage said the WC tradition, which includes national champion team roper Cody Tew in 2007 and 2008 Women’s All-Around and reserve team roping champion Arena Robertson, will serve as inspiration.

“It’s pretty cool being part of the first team to ever go,” said Parsonage. “Everybody will be really motivated to win, as it’s a pretty neat opportunity to go to the college finals, especially out of the Southwest Region.”

The Southwest Region is generally considered the toughest in the nation.

This season, the Coyotes competed in 10 rodeos, winning three, finishing second three times, and were third-place on two occasions.

“I think our chances are really high to win nationals as a team, and individually,” said Mahaffey. “We’ve done well all year and plan on finishing it up at nationals.”

Text Only
  • Sports from the wire

    Rookie DE’s injury means more shuffling for Dallas 

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Rookie pass rusher DeMarcus Lawrence’s broken foot didn’t send the Dallas Cowboys scrambling because they’re already in rebuilding mode with their defensive line.

    July 31, 2014

  • 0731 FB AHS Steve Wood - interim head coach ALEDO ISD RESTRUCTURES ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
    ALEDO — Aledo ISD is pleased to announce that a restructuring of the athletic department will occur for the 2014 school year. At his request, Coach Tim Buchanan will become the fulltime athletic director so he may focus on the entire athletic program of the District as it continues to grow.


    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0731 MBs WC TReynolds USA Reynolds named to USA team

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weatherford College’s Trooper Reynolds will be among the top two-year college baseball players from across the nation converging in Wichita Thursday to represent the United States of America in the 80th annual National Baseball Congress (NBC) World Series.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dallas Cowboys — News from Oxnard

    Cowboys sign OT Tyron Smith to 8-year extension 

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have signed Tyron Smith to an eight-year contract extension that locks up the Pro Bowl left tackle through the 2023 season.

    July 30, 2014

  • 0729 MLB ZBritton update Britton getting stronger in reliever role

    Former Roo ballplayer Zach Britton continues to rack up saves as the Baltimore Orioles closer. 

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • This date in baseball - July 30

    July 30

    1917 — Ty Cobb, Bobby Veach and Ossie Vitt each went 5-for-5 in Detroit’s 16-4 win over Washington.

    1933 — Dizzy Dean struck out 17 Cubs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat Chicago 8-2.


    July 29, 2014

  • 0727 Folse-Joy coach changes Brock head coaches stand pat

    BROCK — After a another successful year of athletic campaigns helped position  Brock in the top ten of the Lone Star Cup, the Brock ISD head coaching staff will enter the new school year with all (familiar) hands on board, much to the joy of its administrators. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 WaterRoos KLawyer Weatherford Water Roos send 19 swimmers to TAAF meet

    The City of Weatherford Parks and Recreation Swim Team competed in the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s (TAAF) Region 4 Swimming Championship in Keller on July 19 and 20.

    July 25, 2014 4 Photos

  • 0727 YBs Wford 8U Blue tourney winners Blue Roo 8U win at Granbury

    Area all-star teams continue to reap rewards in tournament play, with the latest being the Weatherford Blue 8U All-Star squad. 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0727 BBs AHS state champs recognized by board Aledo nine honored at Board gathering

    Members of the 2014 Aledo Bearcats state champion baseball team were honored recently at the Aledo ISD board meeting.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Latest NASCAR Headlines
Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction