McDonald will join college rodeo elite at CNFR next month in Wyoming

Email this article 05/21/2012

mmcdonaldMorgann McDonald of Uvalde will represent SWTJC when she competes against top rodeo athletes from across the nation in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) slated June 12-18 in Casper, Wyoming.

McDonald earned her place among college rodeo elite by finishing second in barrel racing competition during the 2011-2012 season of the Southern Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

"I think Morgann has a good shot at nationals," SWTJC rodeo coach Roy Angermiller said. "The event center in Casper is the kind of arena I believe her horse will perform well in."

In the Southern Region team competition, Sam Houston State University took the title in both the men's and women's divisions. McNeese State University finished second in the men's team competition, while Texas A&M University took second in the women's team competition.

SWTJC women finished sixth overall, while the men ended up in ninth. The top two teams and individuals in various events advance to the CNFR, the "Rose Bowl" of college rodeo.

Other SWTJC athletes who finished in the top 15 of the Southern Region include: Catherine Assmussen, 11th place, barrels; Jarret New, 11th place steer wrestling and team roping heeler; Taylor Henry Barnes, 12th place, team roping header; Aldo Serna, 14th place team roping header; and Tyler Wojciechowski, 15th place, team roping heeler.

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