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Clayton Biglow rides, as one of the top 15 riders in the world standings, for big money in Las Vegas on Dec. 14. Biglow rode well enough to win over $200,000 in 2017, all before turning 22 years old. Photo by Todd Brewer

FRC student rides high

Clayton Biglow, who competed for two years on the Feather River College rodeo team — 2015 and 2016 — had a great year in 2017. Biglow headed into the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo competition in Las Vegas this past December in third place with accumulated winnings of $128,153. Last year he finished the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association season with a total of $171,064.

Biglow came to FRC from his home in Clements, 200 miles south of Quincy. Rodeo has taken Biglow all over the country winning titles and competitions not only in California, but in Oklahoma, Washington, Missouri, Oregon, Utah, South Dakota, Arizona, Idaho and Nevada; and those are just the 2017 wins.

“Getting by the hoppers [the easiest-to-ride broncs] is fun and all, but this is what you live for,” said Biglow, “to slay the dragons.”

Biglow turned 22 on Dec. 18. “He now sits fourth in the world standings with $200,577 in season earnings,” said sports writer Ted Harbin after Biglow placed second on night eight of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas on Dec. 14.

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