Wyatt Spencer, right, braces to rope the steer during the second Lassen College Rodeo held Saturday, March 31. Photo by Ashley Grogan

Cougars host West Coast Region rodeos

Jordan Gutsch holds the American flag while the national anthem begins the first of two rodeos at Lassen Community College Friday, March 30. Photo by Ashley Grogan

The Lassen Community College rodeo team hosted teams from all over California and Nevada for the Lassen College Rodeo Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31.

With approximately 300 student athletes competing in multiple events, Lassen College was kept busy throughout campus.

The Lassen College rodeo team members made their mark in their perspective events as well.

The Lassen College men’s team members Adam Kammerer and Carson Williams partnered up in the team roping event to with the first rodeo held on Friday.

Wyatt Spencer and Chad Forrester also placed seventh in the team roping event.

As for the Lady Cougars, Riley Sappington won first in the goat-tying event as well as sixth in the breakaway roping event on Friday.

Tea Greene also placed ninth in the goat-tying event.

Both the men’s and women’s team also performed well on Saturday for the second rodeo.

Jesse Preyer won eighth in the breakaway roping event and Madison Shetron won eighth in the goat-tying event.

Riley Sappington dismounts her horse to save time during the goat-tying event Saturday, March 31. Photo by Ashley Grogan

In addition to the rodeos held at the college arena, the Lassen College rodeo teams also hosted their annual scholarship banquet on Friday night at Jensen Hall in the Lassen County Fairgrounds.

According to coach Suzanne Williams, there was a great turn out at Jensen Hall and lots of fun to be had.

Williams mentioned that the Cougar rodeo teams would like to extend their thanks to everyone who came out to the rodeo and the banquet to support them. Lassen’s teams would also like to acknowledge and thank their sponsors and volunteers that help make it all possible.