Feather River College wrangler Kolby Bravos flips a calf on its side during “the most technical” rodeo event category Sept. 29 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds — tie down. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

FRC rodeo gets off the ground

Feather River College Rodeo hosted the Feather River Challenge on Sept. 29 and 30 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds arena.

Colleges from all over California and Nevada came to compete against each other and get the season started. University of Las Vegas, University of Reno, Fresno, Lassen, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cuesta, Chico and many others were well represented.

Competition over the two-day event included barrels, steer wrestling, tie down, breakaway, team roping, goat tying, bareback, bull riding and saddle bronc.

The Feather River College Rodeo team includes wranglers mostly from California, but has two students from Oregon and one from Utah.

Local businesses jumped in to support the student athletic event in many ways. The result was a big fat program available for the full arena of spectators. In addition, abundant gourmet snacks and drinks were available from those same supporters during the event starting bright and early at 8 a.m. on both days.