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Feather River College Rodeo Team has once again capped off a fantastic year with its recent victory at the Regional Rodeo Finals. Photo submitted

FRC rodeo team headed to nationals; coach honored

The Feather River College Rodeo Team has once again capped off a fantastic year with its recent victory at the Regional Rodeo Finals, hosted by University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV. The student-athletes who compete on the FRC Rodeo Team take pride in balancing success in both the classroom and the arena.

The Men’s Rodeo Team, ranked fourth in the nation, won the region by roughly 2100 points, while the Women’s Team was able to finish out the year in second place and, most importantly, securing their spot to nationals. Feather River College will be sending nine student-athletes to the College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, WY on June 12-18. This is where the team will compete for a national championship title against colleges and universities from all over the U.S. in hopes of bringing the title back to our humble little mountain town.

This year’s qualifiers are:

  • Garrett Shell (champion steer wrestler)
  • Cobie Dodds (champion team roper)
  • Chloe Lambert (goat tying and breakaway roping)
  • Kylie Askew (team roping)
  • Emily Kramer (goat tying)
  • Bryar Byrne (steer wrestling)
  • Davis Mardesich (steer wrestling)
  • Cody Stewart (tie-down roping)
  • Wyatt Smith (tie-down roping)

On top of this, Coach Tess Turk was honored with the “Coach of the Year” award for the West Coast Region. This is a note-worthy accomplishment given the huge boots Tess has had to fill with the storied and successful Rodeo program at FRC. Tess remarked, “I am committed to promoting Feather River College and look forward to carrying on the legacy of the FRC rodeo and equine programs. I am just so proud of both teams for finishing out the season strong!”

For a list of complete rodeo results, please visit collegerodeo.com/standings.

If you are interested in learning more about the Agriculture programs at FRC, including Rodeo, please visit frc.edu/ag.

Coach Tess Turk was honored with the “Coach of the Year” award for the West Coast Region. Photo submitted

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