Wrestling champ to rising rodeo star

Seth Green

Laramie County Community College’s Seth Green does not have the normal rodeo athlete background.

Green, who is from Cheyenne, went to East High School and didn’t discover rodeo until his senior year of high school. Green was a football player and successful wrestler for the East T-birds.

Green was an all-state wrestler his junior and senior year, placing second his junior year. Green then won first place in the 160 pound weight class in Feb. 2017.

According to Green, he had many opportunities to wrestle at the next level, but chose rodeo instead with the chance of becoming a superstar in a brand new sport he’s never participated in.

“If Seth stays on track and keeps working hard like he is now, he will do great things for our program,” LCCC Rodeo Coach Beau Clark said.

Green said he always wanted to participate in rodeo. He felt there was a fire and intensity that he never experienced. Rodeo was also more fun for Green compared to wrestling.

“Wrestling was a lot of fun, but you had to watch your weight, took a ton of more time and work,” Green said. “Rodeo I can just go out there, bust my butt, relax and have a really good time.”

Green is a bull rider and saddle bronc rider who loves being a Golden Eagle; he loves being apart of the family and the community that LCCC brings.
“LCCC and the Cheyenne community is just one big family,” Green said. “They care for us, they support us. Couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.”

Green also excels in the classroom. Clark challenged his rodeo athletes to maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the school year. Green accepted that challenge, and earned a 3.25 GPA.

“Being a athlete is a awesome privilege, but I can’t be that athlete without being a student,” Green said. “School always comes first.”

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Will Crawford is a sophomore majoring in Mass Media and is a tri-editor for Wingspan. He is hoping to go to Black Hills State University to receive his bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a sports media emphasis. Crawford hopes to one day be a play-by-play announcer for a Major League Baseball team. Crawford started taking journalism classes his freshman year and then later on became the social media editor for Wingspan. Crawford is a huge sports fan, his favorite teams are the Boston Red Sox and New York Giants. His favorite players are Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook, and Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez. Along with watching sports, Crawford played various sports in High School and played baseball for 9 years. He is also always open to discussing sports. To contact Crawford email him at willcrawford51@gmail.com or follow him on twitter @WillCrawford18.

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