The Johnson Clinic was at the Central Wyoming Collge Equine Center this last weekend. Sponsored by Mike and Sherrylynn Johnson, this clinic brought people from around the state and neighboring states to learn more about the sport of rodeo.
“We are fortunate to have people like the Johnson’s host a clinic on our campus,” said Drew Schrock, rodeo coach. “They help with recruiting and help push our programs here throughout the country because they believe in what we do here.”
The clinic focused on tie down roping, breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing. This year there was more than 20 participants that were instructed by the Johnson’s.
Five of those attendees are high school seniors and potential CWC students. They were invited by Coach Schrock and the Rodeo Booster Club paid for the clinic fees for the students.
“Each of these students had heard about the rodeo program here from current team members,” Schrock said. “They sent me video and I wanted to bring them here to see their talents in person, to see if they would be a good fit here and to see if they showed the qualities I look for in my team which are having a positive attitude and a good work ethic.”
Four of the five seniors signed a national letter of intent to join the CWC rodeo team. Taylor Davidson is from Douglas, Wyoming and will join the team in the fall and will be competing in the team roping, tie down roping and steer wrestling events.
Morgan Sanderson is a local girl from Riverton but will graduate from Shoshoni High School, she will also join the team this fall and will compete in the team roping and the breakaway roping events.
Hadly McCormick is from Mitchell, Nebraska and will compete in tie down roping, team roping and steer wrestling. And Frankie Orahood is from Malta, Montana and will be competing in the breakaway roping, goat tying and barrel racing events when she joins the team this fall.
“All of the kids showed great talent this past weekend and we look forward to watching their talents grow throughout the season next year,” Schrock said.