College National Finals Rodeo qualifier profile — Keely Weger

This is the third of a five-part series on Eastern New Mexico University’s College National Finals Rodeo qualifiers, scheduled to run through the rest of the week. The CNFR begins next Monday and runs through June 21 at Casper, Wyo.

Keely Weger
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Mead, Oklahoma
Events: Breakaway roping, goat tying

How did you get started in rodeo?
Both of my parents rodeod, so I was raised around it all of my life.

What most appeals to you about the sport?
From a competition stand point it is one of toughest sports around, and your competing against yourself as an individual.
What types of things to you enjoy doing away from rodeo?
I enjoy working cattle, hunting, fishing, raising goats, and working at Durant Stockyards.

What is your most memorable rodeo experience?
Probably when I won Nationals in the goat tying when I was in junior high, but I’m planning on changing that when I go to Casper this week!
What are your plans after graduation from college?
I’m getting married as soon as I get done with school and I plan to pursue rodeo, and to get a real job.

— Compiled by Dave Wagner