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May 3, 2013

WC roper qualifies for nationals

— Staff Report

For the ninth consecutive year, the Weatherford College rodeo team is sending a representative to the College National Finals Rodeo.  After a strong finish at the final regular season rodeo in Stephenville this weekend, Landon Williams has qualified for nationals, heading to Casper, Wyoming for the CNFR, June 9-15.

Williams, a sophomore from Midland, will compete in team roping with teammate Cadee Tew, a WC alumnus now at Tarleton State University. 

“Landon is one of the most talented two-event ropers we have had here at WC,” said Johnny Emmons, WC head rodeo coach.  “He could have easily made it to nationals in tie down roping. He just had a couple of bad breaks during the season that kept him out. He’s highly recruited by the universities in our region.”

Other WC exes headed to Casper are Tarleton tie down ropers Clayton Shaw and Reese Riemer.

The WC men’s team finished the season well in Stephenville with freshmen steer wrestlers Wynn Williams, Paul Melvin and Colton Rundell each qualifying for the weekend’s finals for the second week in a row, finishing third, sixth, and eighth respectively. Kody Mahaffey placed in both rounds and finished fifth in tie down roping. J.C. Williams and TSU’s Payton Norell won third place in both rounds of team roping.

For the women, Micah Fox tied for second in the first round with a 2.6 second run in breakaway roping and finished seventh for the weekend, while Savannah Todd finished ninth in goat tying.

“As far as the CNFR streak goes, I’m excited to keep it alive,” Emmons said. “We had a young team this year that came on strong at the end, especially our men’s team, so hopefully we can get off to a good start next year and qualify more kids.”

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