LCCC Rodeo Team prepares for spring season

Breaking the rope:
Sophomore Sydney Adamson brings her horse to a stop as she practices Breakaway Roping at LCCC on March 2 (Photos by Brianna Garcia)

Most of the rodeo members attended local jackpots and rodeos while over break to keep practicing in the off-season.

“It’s kind of a unique situation for the rodeo student-athletes,” coach Seth Glause said. “They can compete professionally as well as collegiately and still get paid when they win money.”
Going into the upcoming season, Glause mentioned that he has several standouts for events, both on the men’s team and the women’s team.
“Bernard Girard and Ian McGivney have both been leaders in their events for the men’s team,” Glause said. “Caydee Johnson, Sydney Graff, Sydney Adamson and Peyton Feyder, they all are practicing really well, and I expect big things from them come the rodeos.”

Eye on the Prize:
Junior Caydee Johnson throws her rope to try and rope the calf at Breakaway practice at LCCC on March 2.

With the college national finals rodeo coming up in June, Glause has a few goals for the rodeo team.
“I want the team to be able to compete at a high level,” Glause said. “I also want them to grow personally as well as mentally. My personal goal is to be able to take a team to the College National Finals Rodeo.”A LCCC team to compete in the college national finals rodeo would be the first in 20 years.Team members should be in the top three in points individually and a team should be in the top two in points combined over the ten rodeos.
Glause has come close before.
“Last year the men’s team was fifth and the women’s team was tenth.” Glause said.
The rodeo team begins their season in Gillette on March 20. They then travel to Eastern Wyoming College on March 27.

Chasing the calf:
Rodeo team member Shyanna Cahoy runs her horse after a calf during Breakaway practice at LCCC arena on March 2.

About Brianna Garcia (22 Articles)
Brianna Garcia is a junior majoring in Multimedia and is one of the tri-editors for Wingspan. She is hoping to continue her education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Sports Media and communications. Garcia hopes to one day announce for the Wrangler Network for Rodeo or for the NFL. Garcia found her love for sports media in high school, getting to cover a few sports for her high school yearbook. She’s a huge sports fan and enjoys watching them with her dad. Her favorite sports and teams include the Denver Broncos, Olympic swimming, and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Her favorite sports players or riders include Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Bull Rider Sage Kimzey and Women’s Professional Rodeo Association Barrel Racers Hailey Kinzel and Amberley Snyder. Along with watching sports, Garcia has been involved with horses for the past 12 years. She also swam competitively for four years throughout high school. To contact Garcia, email her at briannagarcia9818@gmail.com or follow her on Twitter at BriannaG9819

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