From left, Kolby Bravos, Cameron Messier and Cody Stewart with FRC head rodeo coach Riley York at the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming from June 7–15. Photos submitted

Feather River College rodeo compete in National Finals

“Last week we got back from Casper, Wyoming, where FRC sent three students to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo,” said Feather River College head rodeo coach Riley York.

The national event ran June 7 through to the 15th. Three FRC wranglers qualified to take on the competition at the big finals event. Cameron Messier competed in Saddle Bronc Riding, Cody Stewart challenged in Team Roping and Kolby Bravos took on Steer Wrestling.

Messier rode all four of his broncs at the CNFR, placing fifth place in the second round and finishing seventh place in the national averages.

Stewart earned second place in the second round with a 4.9.They made it back to the short round and missed their fourth steer,” said York, “and ended ninth in the nation.”

Bravos split third and fourth place ranking in the third round with a time of 4.5.

“Overall I was proud of the boys this year at the CNFR and am very optimistic for next year,” said coach York.

Former FRC rodeo team rider Clayton Biglow is still doing very well on the rodeo circuit, very well. On June 23rd at the 100th Reno Rodeo, Biglow scored 86.5 to remove the reining bareback champion, Tim O’Connell and take home the first place title.

The Reno Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association-sanctioned sporting event and one of the top rodeos in North America. The 100th year anniversary event ran June 20 through 29.