Nov 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorNovember is a big month for rodeo clinics organized by Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock.
Schrock already has hosted a team roping clinic and a bull riding clinic. This weekend, CWC hosts both a saddle bronc and bareback clinic.
Schrock is in his second year at the helm of the program.
"Everything that I did last year seem to be last minute," Schrock said. "Moving them up to the time that we did has been great. In each different event the cowboys need to learn how they do. I think that it's great for our kids, and it's great for recruiting. The high school kids get to see what things that we offer for them. It's great both ways."
The clinics run Friday through Sunday at the CWC Equine Center.
Former CWC cowboys Jake Griffin and Zach Currah, along with pickup cowboy TJ Clark, will put on the clinic.
"The clinic is the final deal for us this semester," Schrock said. "We will have horse power for all different levels. We will work on good markups and holding their feet. It will be a fun deal."
At the team roping clinic, the main attraction was pro rodeo cowboy Matt Zancanella.
Zancanella has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo three times.
"We grew up together in Rock Springs," Schrock said. "We have been friends together for a long time."
Schrock said the cowboys learned a lot about horsemanship.
"Each individual person has his own style," Schrock said.
At the bull riding clinic, former CWC star Seth Glause gave the cowboys some new ideas on how to stay on a massive bull for eight seconds.
Glause has qualified for the national finals four times in bull riding.
"That was the first clinic that Seth had ever put on," Schrock said. "He was kind of scared about coming and doing it. When we finished, he told me that he wanted to come back next year."
Glause's best finish in the PRCA world bull riding standings was third in 2012.
He pocketed $192,000 during the year.
This season Glause has been bothered by a hurt shoulder.
"Seth recently came back with the best season that he has ever had," Schrock said. "He told the kids to understand what the opportunities they have in front of you."
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