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.”
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.