FRC takes over fair rodeo

This cowboy holds on for dear life as the bucking bronco beneath him tries to throw him off. Fans can expect a rough stock style event at the fair this year during the new rodeo put on by the Feather River College team. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson

  The annual rough stock rodeo that takes place during the Plumas-Sierra County Fair is being rebuilt from the ground up by the Feather River College rodeo program.

  “We want the rodeo to have a much more professional appearance,” said FRC’s rodeo coach, Jesse Segura, who is heading up the fair’s rodeo. “We plan to keep the rodeo non-stop with something to see every minute.”

  Last year’s event, part of the Smackdown Bull Riding Series, ended up starting 20 minutes late, with a packed audience waiting in the stands. Between riders, there were often several minutes of nothing to see. Segura plans to change all that.

  Those interested in competing can go to Rockin M Rodeo is the same contractor that provides the Silver Buckle Rodeo with bulls and broncos every July 4 weekend in Taylorsville.

  The upcoming Extreme Bulls and Broncs rodeo is scheduled for Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the rodeo equestrian arena on the fairgrounds. The event costs $10 to attend, and proceeds will support the fairgrounds and FRC’s rodeo program.

  Tickets can be purchased at the fairgrounds’ office and at Courthouse Café.

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