FRC cowboys perch on the arena fence Oct. 20 for an Eagles-eye view of the FRC Rodeo Challenge at the fairgrounds in Quincy. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

FRC finishes in top three at hometown rodeo

Bryar Bryne gets his steer in the sight line of a Cowgirl’s Choice Feeds sign sponsored by his father. Sometimes things just work out nicely.

The Feather River College men’s rodeo team finished in the top three for the West Coast Region. “Our men’s team ended up third behind Cal Poly SLO and Fresno State,” said FRC head rodeo coach Riley York.

“The women’s team caught a couple unlucky breaks resulting in them ending the season in seventh,” said York. FRC’s Cheyenne Taylor Horner finished number 12 for the region in Barrel Racing.

A big stand out performer for the region was FRC’s Cameron Edward Messier who earned first place for Saddle Bronc Riding. Kolby Bravos finished fifth regionally for his Steer Wrestling skill. FRC freshman Cody Mancliff Stewart was a triple winner earning third for Team Roping Heeler, fourth for Steer Wrestling and eighth for Tie Down Roping. Rylie Amarant placed sixth as Team Roping Heeler.

FRC and Lassen College host two-day challenges during the season each year. “The first weekend of the year our team got off to a slow start in Lassen, but we turned things around at our home town rodeo,” said York. “I was proud of the team, they all put in a ton of work and long hours to help put on our college rodeo, and proved to be successful in the arena as well.”

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Kolby Bravos demonstrates speedy skills.

Feather River Challenge Rodeo took place Oct. 19 and 20 at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds.

“In our home town rodeo we had three girls come back in the top 10 Saturday night out of 105 barrels racers,” stated York. “Our rodeo was very successful and would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for making it a success.”

Rider, wrangler and rodeo clown are scattered as a fierce bull has things his own way.