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WC athletes return from CNFR

Weatherford College freshmen Garrett Jacobs and Brogan Macy returned from the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, with a heap of good experiences.

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Macy Brogan, 2016  

Macy, a barrel racer, finished 24th in the nation, and Jacobs, a roper, finished 21st in the nation over-all. Both vow to return to WC in the fall.

  Garrett Jacobs 2016

“I thought Garrett roped very well, and had it not been for a bad draw in the first round he could have been in the thick of it very easy,” said rodeo coach Johnny Emmons.

Jacobs placed 37th in the first round, 9th in round 2 and 11th in round 3.

“He was 10.5 and 10.1 on his other two runs, another 10 second run would have put him in the top three going in to the finals,” Emmons said. “But ‘luck of the draw’ plays a big role in rodeo, and it just wasn’t meant to be for him this year.”

Brogan improved with each run coming in with a time of 15.03, 14.96 and 14.85.

“She made good solid runs each time, just not quite fast enough,” Emmons said. “In barrel racing and with barrel horses, it really depends on the size of the arena and so forth.”

Emmons said Brogan’s horse does well in larger arenas and she considered swapping out horses for the CNFR but that didn’t work out and she stuck with her horse U2.

“He is a big, strong, long-strided horse who wins by being able to stretch out and run on longer patterns, the CNFR is a fairly small pattern, so it just didn’t work in her favor,” he said.

Both athletes came home with a good experience and the knowledge that they can compete at a national level.

“I was proud of both Garrett and Brogan,” Emmons said. “They both got a lot of good experience at a national competition, they represented very well and I look forward to what they can do as sophomores.”