Cody Prescott, a junior at Southern Arkansas University (SAU) in Magnolia, AR, won the Tie Down Roping Championship for the Ozark Region in college rodeo for the second year in a row. The Ozark Region consists of teams from Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Kentucky.
He received a saddle, a belt buckle and a trip to the National College Finals in Casper, WY, in June. This will be his third trip to the National Finals in as many years as he has been in college rodeo.
At Region, Cody won first place in Tie Down, fourth place in Team Roping and third place in the All-Around Cowboy competition. At Nationals, he will compete in team roping and tie down roping with the top ropers from all over the United States and Canada.
His rodeo team from SAU won five of the ten first places in the region. The girl’s team also won first place in the competition.
Cody’s plans are to compete at rodeos at the pro level after Nationals and then return to SAU in the fall for his senior year.
Cody’s parents are Jeff and Marsha Prescott of Jay, FL, (formally of Selma, AL), and his grandparents are Billy and Sandra Reed of Selma and Pat Prescott of Selma.
Before entering college rodeo, Cody roped with the Alabama Junior Rodeo Association and the Alabama High School Rodeo Association, where he was a top roper, and he attended the Nationals High School finals all four years.