Billy Bugenig

             Assistant Rodeo Coach/ Associate Faculty

       Coach Billy Bugenig is from Ferndale, Ca. His family owns and operates a rodeo contracting business, supplying livestock and producing rodeos. Coach Bugenig graduated from Cal Poly SLO in 2002 with a BS degree in Ag-Business. He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. Bugening split the average at the 2010 NFR in the steer wrestling. Coach Bugenig competes throughout the country and helps his family business during the off season. He finished 7th in the world in 2010.  Coach Bugenig will also be teaching agriculture classes in the new Ag program that has been added to the curriculum at FRC.

 

 

 

Professional Accomplishments:

 

2002 – National Intercollegiate Champion Steer Wrestler, West Coast Region

              Owned/Rode NIRA/AQHA Horse of the Year

 

2003 – National Intercollegiate Reserve Champion Steer Wrestler, West Coast Region      

            

              2004 – Calif. Cowboys Professional Rodeo Assn. Champion Steer Wrestler

 

2005 -    Won Oakdale, California

              Qualified for California Circuit Finals Rodeo

 

 

2006 – Qualified for California Circuit Finals

 Smarty - 3rd place AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year

Won short Round at Fort Worth Texas 3.4

              Finished 46th in the PRCA World Standings

 

2007 – Finished 16th  in PRCA Steer Wrestling World Standings

              Finished 7th in Wrangler Tour Standings in Steer Wrestling

              Qualified for all four Ariat Playoffs

              Won Steer Wrestling at Ariat Playoffs in Puyallup, Washington

              Qualified for Tour Finale in Dallas, Texas Nov. 9th -11th.         

              Qualified for California Circuit Finals in Steer Wrestling

              Smarty -3rd place AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year in Steer Wrestling

 

 2008- Recovered from torn pectoral muscle surgery

              Qualified for California Circuit Finals in Steer Wrestling

              Won Average at California Circuit Finals

Qualified for Dodge National Circuit Finals in Pocatello, Idaho

Finished in the top 35 of the PRCA World Standings

Smarty nominated for AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year

 

 2009- Finished 31st in PRCA World Standings

Qualified for California Circuit Finals in Steer Wrestling

Won Average at Calif. Circuit Finals

Qualified for Dodge National Circuit Finals Rodeo in Pocatello, Idaho

Smarty- 3rd place AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year in Steer Wrestling

Smarty carried 4 cowboys to earnings of over $100,000.00

 

  2010-Qualified for National Finals Rodeo

              NFR Average Winner-Split with Dean Gorsuch

Finished 7th in World Standings

              Won Ellensburg WA Rodeo

              Won El Paso TX Rodeo

              Won Glennville, CA Rodeo

              Won Pueblo Colorado Rodeo

              Co-Champion Albuquerque, New Mexico Rodeo

              Co-Champion Central Point, OR Rodeo

 

 

 

2011-Currently 3rd in World Standings – as of 8-11-2011

              Won Hayward, CA

              Won Bakersfield, CA

              Won Woodlake,CA

              Calgary Stampede – Won 2nd round, finished 2nd in the shootout round

                            Won Vernal, Utah