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RANGELY I “What a weekend. What a show!”
The Colorado Northwestern Community College Spartans produced one of the best rodeos to come through Rangely in a long time, CNCC Rodeo head Coach Jed Moore said.
“Assistant Rodeo Coach Paige Yore really outdid herself planning a smoking hot (literally) opening to our rodeo,” Moore said.
The Spartan rodeo athletes stepped up and competed well at their home event, led by sophomore Colton Onyett, who won the bare-back bronc riding, Moore said, And the cowboys and cowgirls of CNCC qualified athletes in the top 10 in every event.
The men were led by Onyett, who was first in bareback and Ethan Cook, who was second in bull riding.
Other CNCC men to place at the rodeo were Brody Adams, who was sixth place in tie down; Hayden Boardman, who was sixth in saddle bronc riding; Rhett Nielson, who was seventh in tie down, seventh in steer wrestling and third in bull riding; and JD Slagowski, who was eighth in team roping with Johnny Pavkov, who also placed sixth in steer wrestling.
The women also had two members of the team place at the rodeo, and both placed in two events.
Teasha Moody placed seventh in the goat tying event and eighth in barrel racing while Anna Bshe placed sixth in goat tying and sixth in breakaway roping.
The Spartans headed to Grand Junction for the Colorado Mesa University Maverick Stampede on Friday. That was the final rodeo of the regular team 2015-2016 rodeo season. Event and team champions will be crowned, and the list of cowboys and girls who qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo berths in Casper, Wyo., will be secured!
“Currently, several CNCC rodeo athletes have clinched berths at the CNFR Finals with several more who could have qualified over the past weekend,” Moore said.