Category Archives: WCCA

The story of Wyoming’s Cowboy Challenge Academy: Candidates, to cadets, to confident young men and women

By Wyoming National Guard | June 13th, 2017

A level of uncertainty is expected upon entering the program. The 52 candidates of Class 32 who reported to the program Jan. 8 were no exception.

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Rodriguez on trading shackles for schoolwork and success

By Wyoming National Guard | April 18th, 2017

On Jan. 2, Tyger Rodriguez, 17, of Torrington, Wyoming, found himself in unusual circumstances. He was adorned in handcuffs, shackles and an orange jumpsuit, seated in the backseat of a patrol car, and escorted to various appointments by local deputies in hopes of being accepted into the upcoming Wyoming Cowboy ChallNGe Academy class starting Jan. 8 at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center.

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Academics & attitude: Academy focus for class 32 cadets

By Wyoming National Guard | February 28th, 2017

Seven weeks complete. Fifteen remain. A daily routine has been achieved, but the ultimate goal, to graduate the 22-week in-residence program June 10, is still being worked toward.

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Wyo. Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy candidates of Class 32 dump their past, determined to drive to a brighter future

By Wyoming National Guard | February 01th, 2017

Every 30 minutes, another handful of Wyoming Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy candidates, along with their family, filed into the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 213th Regional Training Institute in Guernsey.

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