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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

Monday, March 30

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday, Varsity 5:30 pm and JV 7:00 pm. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats JV at Burleson, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen vs. Burleson at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm.
    Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, 7:00 pm., Rescheduled from March 31 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday.
    *District Games

Tuesday, March 31

  • Aledo JV at Brock, 4:00 pm.

  • Aledo Ladycats at Cleburne, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Burleson, changed to March 30 due to STAAR testing on Wednesday. *District Game

Thursday, April 2

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Cleburne

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

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

Friday, April 3

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Granbury at AHS Baseball Field, JV 5:00 pm and Varsity 7:30 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Granbury, 5:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, April 6

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

Tuesday, April 7

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at District 8-5A Golf Tournament at Squaw Valley Golf Course, Glen Rose.

  • Aledo Middle School at District, Hall

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

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Cleburne, 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, April 9

  • Aledo Varsity at District Tournament at TCU, all day

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