SIGNEE SPOTLIGHT: Cora Wyers
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina equestrian head coach Boo Major has announced the addition of Cora Wyers as a Horsemanship rider with the Gamecocks as a part of the 2019 signing class.
Wyers joins Carolina from Milan, Ohio, where she is currently a senior at Western Reserve High School. Wyers has three siblings, Clay, Luke and Maddie. Her sister Maddie currently attends Florida Gulf Coast University where she is on the cross country team. In high school, Wyers not only rode outside of school, but she was also a four-year letter winner in basketball.
Wyers trains with Brent Tincher at Brent Tincher Quarter Horses. Wyers has mainly been an All Around rider and has multiple top-five finishes in the All Around. She was a member of the Ohio NYATT Champion team in 2018. In 2017, Wyers was the OQHA Youth 14-18 All Around Champion, EQHA Youth All Around Champion and SOQHA Youth 14-18 Reserve All Around Champion.
In 2016, Wyers was No. 1 in the country in L1 Youth Horsemanship and was also the OQHA Novice Youth 14 and under L1 Champion. She was also Reserve Champion in L1 at Congress in 2015. Competing all around Ohio, Wyers was the champion of the Eastern Ohio and Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
Once at South Carolina, Wyers will be a Horsemanship rider, training with assistant coach Ruth Sorrel.
Head coach Boo Major
On Cora Wyers joining the program:
“She is very good in Horsemanship. She has been very good in the Ohio shows, Congress being one of them. She’s really had the mileage. Ohio is a huge Quarter Horse Association state. They have multiple associations. Ohio is one of the most competitive states as far as Quarter Horse Showing is concerned.”
On what Major sees from Wyers:
“One of the things we’re really excited about is that she really has a lot of mileage. We know that Cora has been out there competing against the best. We know she’s training with the best with Brent. We’re really looking forward to seeing her accomplishments through the rest of this year and are extremely excited to have her become part of our team next year.”
On choosing South Carolina:
“USC has limitless academic opportunities, first class facilities, a proven equestrian program, strong school traditions and a positive atmosphere.”