Saddle bronc rider, Colton Miller took home the championship buckle at the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo in Abbyville, Kan., May 16. Miller received an 82 point ride earning him first place at the Abbyville Frontier Days Rodeo.
Miller is competing in PRCA rodeos across the nation this summer. He will rejoin the rodeo team at Central Wyoming College for his last year of eligibility in the fall.
Miller competed for CWC his freshman and sophomore year and during that time was regional champ both years. After his sophomore year, Miller transferred to Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. While there, he received his associate’s degree; he will pursue an additional degree while attending CWC. The National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s eligibility for students to rodeo is four years at junior colleges.
“Some of our kids leave to try new places but we produce good practice roughstock for them here,” said Drew Schrock, rodeo coach. Sankey Pro Rodeo provides the stock in the winter to the CWC rodeo team.
Steer wrestler, Coltin Hill will also be returning to CWC after transferring to another college to compete with the team. Last year he qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo and was unable to compete after a knee injury.
“It is neat to have both of them coming back to compete with us,” Schrock said. “Colton Miller will continue to attend PRCA rodeos if he is running for the National Finals Rodeo so it will be a wild fall for him competing at the collegiate level and the pro level.”
“It speaks highly of the program and I’m excited to have that type of leadership and talent coming back on the team,” Schrock said.