Student Spotlight Wyatt

The DC is proud to provide students and families with the flexibility to chase their dreams.

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The DC is proud to provide students and families with the flexibility to chase their dreams. DLC Field Crop and Cow/Calf student, Wyatt Naylen, and his family spend their winters in Maricopa, AZ. He is a team roper and being down south allows him to train with professionals.

After a series of events led the Naylen family to re-evaluate their lifestyle, they decided that “family and doing what [they] love” needed to become a priority. Last year, they took the plunge and build a house in Arizona to allow them more time to focus on their passions. Wyatt’s mom Nancy explains why the opportunity to train in Arizona is so important, “On any given day, there can be 1-5 current or retired professionals in the practice pen with them! These are all people that have been to CFR or NFR… The opportunity to learn from the best is here on a daily basis.”


““It’s a very unique lifestyle and doesn’t come without lots of hard work and dedication, but we get to spend the majority of every day together!””

Nancy

Wyatt, typically works on schoolwork for four hours a day, leaving the afternoons to rope in the practice pens and participate in jackpot roping. Being in Arizona also allows the Naylen family to pursue other hobbies they wouldn’t be able to during Saskatchewan winters like dirt biking, golfing, and hiking in the Arizona mountains.

Nancy says, “It’s a very unique lifestyle and doesn’t come without lots of hard work and dedication, but we get to spend the majority of every day together!”