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CWC Rodeo Team Loses Alumnus to Car Accident

March 29, 2021

portrait of CWC alumnus Hadly McCormick

Central Wyoming College alumnus, Hadly McCormick died March 26 in a car accident on his way to a rodeo in Garden City, Kansas. The crash occurred in Haskell County Kansas.


McCormick was on the CWC rodeo from 2016-18 and later transferred to Oklahoma-Panhandle State University. The Scottsbluff, Nebraska native competed in tie-down roping, team roping and steer wrestling.

During his time at CWC he was an excellent student making the president’s list in the fall of 2016, the dean’s list in the spring of 2017 and graduating in the spring of 2018 with a 3.68 GPA.

The best way to describe Hadly is he loved to rope calves and absolutely lived life to the fullest. It didn’t matter what I asked of him he was willing to do it with a great big Hadly smile. He was a great student, teammate and anyone that had the opportunity to meet him are better because of it. ”

Drew Schrock, CWC rodeo coach

McCormick’s funeral arrangements and obituary have not yet been released.

“It is tragic when we lose a fellow Rustler,” said Dr. Brad Tyndall, CWC president. “We offer our deepest condolences to his family and friends.”