Feeder Leader Derting's Athletic Legacy
Derting's Athletic Legacy Continues with Cousins at Gonzaga and Eastern
WCFA Past President and board member Will Derting of Post 5 Cattle Company started his transition from stand out college athlete to ambitious start up feeder in the mid 2000s. Cousins Jill and Jim Townsend continue his Okanogan-bred-cattle-kid legacy of hard work and success on the field and court.
According to his young cousins, Derting's success as a college athlete helped them see what is possible.
“It motivated me. I wanted to be like Will,” said Jim Townsend, a fifth-year senior defensive end at Eastern Washington. “I wanted to play for the Cougars, but I’m here at Eastern, which is the next-best thing and a winning program.”
“It showed that athletes with a small-town background can get to that level,” said Jill Townsend, a junior guard for the 23rd-ranked Gonzaga women’s basketball team.
Read the Spokesman-Review article for the entire story.
Posted: November 30, 2019
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