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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