Last week, the Lassen College men and women's rodeo teams opened their spring season on March 9-10 at West Hills College in Coalinga, for the first of two rodeos of the weekend.
Three Cougars made it back to the short round (top 10) at the West Hills Rodeo. From the women's team, Téa Greene competed in the short round in the barrel racing, placing seventh in the average and Corrine Hirschbock was first in the breakaway roping average. Wyatt Spencer was the only qualifying member of the men's team. He made it back in the steer wrestling as the eighth cowboy. In the team standings, the Lady Cougars placed fourth and the men placed seventh.
In Saturday and Sunday's competition, the teams competed in Clovis at the Fresno State rodeo. Four members of the women's team made it back to the short round; Riley Sappington finished second in the breakaway standings and sixth in the team roping average with partner Chelsey Bushnell who also finished fourth and seventh in the breakaway roping average.
Téa Greene won the barrel racing average for the rodeo and Lauren Luna ended sixth in the barrel racing average. Four members of the men's team made it back as well. Cash Kuhn came back fifth in the average for the saddle bronc riding and Wyatt Spencer was seventh in the steer wrestling average right behind John Fruiht, who placed sixth and Tyler Gibbs placed second in the team roping average.
The women's team finished third in the standings as a team, and the men placed fifth. The teams will travel to San Luis Obispo April 6-8 for the Cal Poly State University Rodeo.