WC rodeo competes in Snyder
SNYDER, Tex. – The Weatherford College men’s rodeo team still holds a slim lead for the number two spot in the Southwest Region standings after the Western Texas College Rodeo April 3-5. Weatherford, vying for the school’s first team berth in the College National Finals Rodeo, now leads Odessa College by 80 points.
WC’s Cole Wheeler paired up with Tarleton State’s Shay Carroll to win both rounds of Team Roping in Snyder. The win puts Wheeler in third place in the region and in contention to qualify for the CNFR. Kody Mahaffey and Seth Cooke won third, while Coledon Harmon and Jace Melvin (Tarleton) finished seventh overall for the weekend.
Paul Melvin picked up fifth place in Steer Wrestling and is now tied for first in the regional standings, while Harmon and Mahaffey finished ninth and 10th respectively. In Tie-down roping, Mahaffey finished ninth, with Landon Williams placing tenth.
Five Weatherford cowboys are on track to qualify for the CNFR: Casey Tew and Williams remain first in Team Roping, Melvin is tied for first in Steer Wrestling, Jared Parsonage is second in Bull Riding, and Wheeler third in Team Roping. Mahaffey, Aaron Macy, Cooke, and Harmon still in the running with two rodeos remaining.
In women’s events in Snyder, Riley Greene won the first round of Breakaway Roping with a 1.9 second run, but finished ninth with teammate Riley Chown. Jamie Parvin finished 10th in Goat Tying.
The team travels to the Howard College Rodeo in Big Spring April 10-12.
Coyotes split season series with NCTC
Weatherford College baseball gained a season split against North Central Texas College on Saturday in Gainesville, winning the first contest of a double header, 3-0, and dropping the nightcap. 8-1. The Coyotes split a double header with NCTC on Wednesday.