Cody Prescott, a junior at Southern Arkansas University (ASU) in Magnolia, competed in the National College Finals in Casper, Wyoming, June 14-21, 2009. He was competing with the top ropers from the 11 college regions across the United States. After two rounds of roping, Cody was second in the standings. After three rounds, he had moved into first. The top 12 ropers roped for the title on Saturday night. Cody was able to hold onto his first place position and finished as the National College Champion.
This had been one of Cody’s dreams since he started roping. He has won many buckles and many saddles, but to have the WORLD CHAMPION of college rodeo buckle on his belt is an awesome experience.
Cody was joined in Wyoming by his parents, Marsha and Jeff Prescott of Jay, FL, (formerly of Selma, AL) and his grandparents, Sandra and Billy Reed of Selma. His grandmother, Pat Prescott was able to join him for the Monday performance.
Cody will be competing in pro rodeos across the Southwest before returning to SAU in the fall for his senior year.
For more information, go to www.collegerodeo.com and view the video of his roping. Also Cody will be on national television (ESPNU, channel 148 on dish network and channel 614 on DirecTV) on August 14 at 6 p.m.
Before entering college, Cody roped with the Alabama Junior Rodeo and the Alabama High School Rodeo where he also competed at the national level all four years.