EWC''s Brandi Mueller Headed to Women''s National Finals Rodeo
October 22, 2005
TORRINGTON - "I am excited, but nervous. The world title is in reach and I can't wait to go!" Brandi Mueller, Eastern Wyoming College sophomore from Sutherland, NE has qualified for her first Woman's National Finals Rodeo.
In Mueller's first year as a member of the Women's Professional Rodeo Association, she has many accomplishments. Mueller is currently third in the world standings as a header, and is first in the world standings as a rookie header.
Team roping is her first love, but she also is a break-away roper. Her team roping abilities is what has earned her a trip to the World Finals in Ft. Worth, Texas, October 28-30, 2005.
"My friend and team roping partner, April Harms from Brule, NE, got me involved in this association. We have traveled to rodeos all year in Texas, Kansas, Idaho, and Missouri. There was even a rodeo at Douglas, Wyoming held during the Wyoming State Fair."
Mueller comes from a family where team roping is a way of life. "I learned from my dad and have been roping since I was 7. My sisters and I all team rope."
Mueller came to EWC last year and continued this year on a rodeo scholarship. EWC Rodeo Coach Jake Clark saw great potential in her. "Brandi is an asset to our Women's team. She works hard and I am proud of her qualification. We wish her the best in pursuing that world title."
Her horse Chip will be making the trip with her. Although she has only owned him for one year, he has exceeded her expectations. "He is a great horse and gives me a fair shot on every run."
Mueller plans on continuing her rodeo career for a long time. "I never expected to be sitting 3 rd in the world in my first year of competing in this association."
She will continue rodeoing for EWC next spring, but also plans on attending many other rodeos. "April and I are headed to a rodeo in Arizona in January!"