Goodwell, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle State University Rodeo Team has expanded its coaching staff with the addition of Shelbie Weeder to serve as the Assistant Women’s Rodeo Coach. She will join current rodeo coach, Robert Etbauer, and rodeo assistant, Sue Etbauer, to lead the multi-time national championship team.
Weeder is a familiar face on the campus as she earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Panhandle State while being an active member of the rodeo team.
During her time on the Panhandle State Rodeo Team, Weeder served a two-year term as the Central Plains Region Student Director. This position enabled Weeder to have a better understanding of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rules, entry system and eligibility requirements; all skills necessary for the new position. She was named the 2015 Walt Garrison Award Recipient. The Walt Garrison Award, given through the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) each year, highlights numerous qualities that are part of the cowboy code of ethics including loyalty, commitment, honesty, perseverance and most importantly, leadership. The award was established in honor of former Dallas Cowboys football player and professional cowboy, Walt Garrison.
The Holly, Colo. native also boasts an impressive resume inside the arena. Most recently, Weeder was named the All-Around Champion Cowgirl at the Doc Gardner Memorial Rodeo hosted by Panhandle State in Guymon each year. She is also a two-time Kansas High School Rodeo Association Breakaway Roping Champion.
In addition to coaching responsibilities, Weeder will recruit for both the rodeo team and agriculture department.
“I am very honored to return to Panhandle State and continue to be a part of such a prestigious rodeo program. I am looking forward to working with Robert and Sue [Etbauer] and I am excited to see what the future holds for Panhandle State Rodeo,” Weeder said.
Courtesy of OPSU