EWC Jerod Farella Repeats and Nine Rodeo Teammates Qualify for Regionals
May 13, 2003
(Torrington, WY) Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo Team member Jerod Farella won the Regional Team Roping Header Champion title for the second year in a row. Farella will compete at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) in June with partner Burt Reno. Reno is a former EWC rodeo team member who now competes for the University of Wyoming (UW)." Jerod had a great year again," Jake Clark, EWC Rodeo Coach, said. "His consistency in roping sure paid off".
Freshman Kean Edwards won the Reserve Champion calf roper title behind former EWC team member Wes Borders. Edwards won the short round at Riverton's rodeo with a 9.3 and placed in the average to give him enough points to move into the second place position. He will also compete at the CNFR. Borders, of UW, competed for EWC the last three years. Borders won his first calf roping title last year while at EWC. "Kean did what he needed to do in the short round," Clark said. "As a freshman he showed a great level of maturity and will to win."
Eight other EWC team members earned a spot at the College Rodeo Championship Series regional playoffs in Bozeman, Mont. May 27-31. They will compete with members from two other regions to earn a spot at the CNFR. "These students had a great year," Clark said. "We are looking forward to regionals and the opportunity to qualify more for the CNFR." Regional qualifiers are: Zane Marty, calf roping and team roping; Jacob Rinehart, steer wrestling; Cash Isbell, bull riding; Keith Wernsman, bull riding; Ginger Edwards, barrel racing and goat tying; CJ Floyd, goat tying; Ronnie Macdonell, barrel racing; and Cassidy Walls, breakaway roping.
For more information about the rodeo program at Eastern Wyoming College contact Jake Clark at 307.532.8337.