Cordell Willert – July 17

A mud-covered Cordell Willert poses for a portrait during a break in tie-down roping slack competition Wednesday morning at Frontier Park. Willert has been part of the arena crew that help untangle and free calves for the past seven years. “I love it out in the country,” Willert said about living on his family’s ranch near Albin. “I get to cowboy and live the life I want to live, and it’s sweet.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s "Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment. Michael Smith/staff

A mud-covered Cordell Willert poses for a portrait during a break in tie-down roping slack competition Wednesday morning at Frontier Park. Willert has been part of the arena crew that help untangle and free calves for the past seven years. “I love it out in the country,” Willert said about living on his family’s ranch near Albin. “I get to cowboy and live the life I want to live, and it’s sweet.” To participate in WTE Photo Editor Michael Smith’s “Our Faces: Portraits of Laramie County” project, call 633-3124 or 630-8388 or email msmith@wyomingnews.com to make an appointment.
Michael Smith/staff