Dustin Moody, a sophomore on the Feather River College rodeo team, won the all-around championship at the prestigious Cal Poly rodeo in San Luis Obispo. Photo submitted
A huge crowd of over 2,500 spectators were in attendance at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for the 71st annual Cal Poly Rodeo, and the FRC rodeo team made their presence known. The men’s team continued their domination of the West Coast Region, extending their lead in the regional standings, while the women’s team ended up second for the weekend behind Cal Poly but putting some distance between itself and rival UNLV.
The awards at the Cal Poly annual rodeo are some of the most coveted in the nation. Sophomore Dustin Moody, from Visalia, won the all-around champions saddle along with the bareback riding. Saddle bronc rider Jeremy Pinehiero won the saddle bronc riding buckle. Bliss Bidwell won the goat-tying buckle. The FRC men’s team is currently ranked seventh in the nation and the women’s team is ranked 15th. The FRC rodeo team travels to UNLV to hopefully capture their fourth straight regional team title and increase their national rankings.