Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 the Lassen College Rodeo Team hosted the West Coast region for a rodeo here in Susanville.
The weather was beautiful on Friday but proved to be a challenge on Saturday. The weekend consisted of two separate rodeos. Friday was a single header and Saturday was a double header.
The Lassen Men’s Rodeo team held their own at both rodeos, but on Friday Lassen College freshman Tyler Bundy came home with the win in the bareback riding event.
Chance Collins a Lassen College sophomore, placed eighth in the steer wrestling event as well.
Saturday’s rodeo proved to be more successful for the Lassen men’s team with Bundy winning second in the bareback event, Ray Mayo bringing home the championship in the bull riding event and Collins and Bryor Minton placing a respectable third and fourth in the steer wrestling event.
Lassen College’s hometown rodeo in the books for the 2019-20 season, the Lady Cougars are off to a good start. Lassen hosted the West Coast region for the first two rodeos of the season, one on Friday and the second on Saturday.
On Friday, the Lady Cougars started off right with Hailey Finnegan and Macey Minton placing fifth and ninth in the barrel-racing event. Masey Minton, a Lassen freshman, also placed seventh in the breakaway event.
On Saturday, through the threat of rain and cold weather, both Hailey Finnegan (Lassen sophomore) and Masey Minton improved their times and ended up third and fourth in the barrel racing event.
Following their lead, Lassen sophomores Josie Collins and Teanna Green did well in the breakaway event, ending up eighth and ninth.
When the dust settled down, Lassen College had a decent start to their season with the men’s team ending up ranked fifth in the region and the women’s team ranked fourth, against some tough competition.