Perfect form is captured for all time as Lane Wheeler ropes a calf. Photo by Bill Obernesser

Romp ’em rodeo

College rodeo wrapped up at Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds as Feather River College hosted the final local event of the year. Next in line will be the National Finals Rodeo starting Thursday, Dec. 5, through Dec. 14 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The National Finals in Vegas is where wranglers in the top of the competition make big money. Former FRC Rodeo wrangler Clayton Biglow is a good example. Biglow has a career earnings total of $619,130 with three National Finals Rodeo qualifications. In 2018, he placed fourth in the world and earned $245,435 that year. He took home $110,269 that year from the NFR competition in Vegas where he placed seventh.

In 2019, Biglow has amassed a number of first-place titles across the United States. They include Wyoming, Washington, California, Oregon, Mississippi, Texas, Utah and Idaho. People around the world continue to see Biglow as a representative of Feather River College where he received his education.