FRC cowboys win again

Hanna Hundsdorfer takes down a calf in the breakaway roping category. Hundsdorfer took the gold, the only first place awarded to the Feather River women’s rodeo team during the weekend.
James Wilson

  The Feather River men’s rodeo team is on the right track to winning its region after taking gold at the West Hills College rodeo in Coalinga last weekend.

  The win keeps the team at the top standing in the West Coast Region. Nationally, Feather River is ranked seventh.

  “Our guys’ team is on the right track to win our region,” assuredly the college’s rodeo coach Jesse Segura. “Unless something catastrophic happens, we should finish first.”

  Just in its region alone, the FRC team is defeated much larger schools. Also in the West Coast Region are the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo and Cal State Fresno. Feather River’s program, though small, is a strong one.

  The women’s team faired well at West Hills College as well. Though the FRC cowgirls didn’t place first, they took the silver and were successful in several events. Hanna Hundsdorfer took the gold in the breakaway roping category, for instance.

Feather River College rodeo team member Chant DeForest ropes a calf during last weekend’s rodeo at West Hills College in Coalinga. DeForest ended up placing first in tie down roping and currently stands first in the category in the West Coast Region. Photos submitted

  “We’re hoping to finish off strong on the women’s team in our last couple rodeos,” said Segura. “It looks like we’ll have two or three girls make the college finals and hopefully seven or eight guys.”

  The men’s team took first in two events; steer wrestling and calf roping. Joshua Garner took the gold in steer wrestling and Chant DeForest placed first in tie down roping.

  Dane Browning placed second in tie down roping, and Brandon Mackenzie took third. Grant Denny placed second in bareback riding and Blaine Davies took third.

  The rodeo team now has a two-week break before its next rodeo at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo the weekend of April 19. The week after that the team will finish its regular season in Las Vegas.

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