Two Weatherford College rodeo athletes have clinched berths in the College National Finals Rodeo after their performances at the Ranger College Rodeo held in Brownwood.
Casey Tew will return for his second CNFR in team roping and Coledon Harmon is making his nationals debut in steer wrestling.
Harmon, a Stephenville native, has placed in seven of nine rodeos this season, including a third place finish in Brownwood. He will be WC’s second-ever steer wrestler to advance to the CNFR.
Tew placed in both rounds of tie-down roping, winning fifth place for the weekend. The Lipan resident won the 2014 Southwest Region team roping-header championship and currently has a commanding lead in the region standings with one rodeo to go.
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While Harmon and Tew have already punched their tickets, several other WC athletes are still in the running to compete this June in Casper, Wyo. Seth Cooke is currently ranked second in tie-down roping and only 60 points out of the top three in steer wrestling. Aaron Macy is in second place in team roping and Cole Wheeler is fourth, 50 points out of third. Brooke Sully moved up to fourth after finishing third in Brownwood’s breakaway roping competition. Aspyn Dent won fifth in goat tying and is in fifth.
The top three in each Southwest Region category will advance to Casper.
The final rodeo of the regular season, the Tarleton State University Rodeo, was to be held in Stephenville’s Lone Star Arena over the weekend. Results weren’t available at press time.