Welcome to Rodeo at FRC!
The annual FRC Rodeo is BACK this year October 7th and 8th at the Plumas County Fairgrounds. Click here for all details!
The Feather River College Rodeo Program
The Feather River College Rodeo Team was founded in 2002 and continues to be a tradition of excellence. Our mission is to not only help students excel in the arena, but also in the classroom. We pride ourselves in celebrating the western way of life and continue to instill those values into our students. Watch us as we compete against the best in the West Coast Region!
Head Rodeo Coach
Tess was born and raised in Elko, NV where she immersed in rodeo and horse training. She went on to attend the University of Montana Western where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Horsemanship and Business Administration. While getting her education, Tess qualified and placed at the College National Finals Rodeo each year in the breakaway roping and goat tying. With her background in horsemanship and competition, she is committed to helping the rodeo athletes develop their skills at a regional and national level while encouraging success in the classroom. Tess is committed to promoting Feather River College and looks forward to carrying on the legacy of the FRC rodeo and equine programs.
Assistant Rodeo Coach
Roman is a fifth generation cattle rancher from Brooks, CA. He is a proud alumni of Cal Poly where he competed in team roping, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, and saddle bronc riding for four years. Rodeo has always been one of his biggest passions and he still competes frequently in CCPRA rodeos and ranch rodeos. When he isn't rodeoing, he can be found working cattle on his family's ranch, shoeing horses, or training stock dogs and horses. Roman strives to build the student's strengths in and out of the arena and is excited to help ensure the success of the FRC rodeo program.
The NIRA is divided into 11 regions. Feather River Rodeo competes in the West Coast Region along with eleven other schools: Cal Poly, Bakersfield Communicty College, Cuesta College, Fresno State, Lassen College, the University of Las Vegas Nevada, Allan Hancock College, West Hills College, and Western Nevada College. Geographically, the region incudes all of California and Nevada. The region hosts 10 rodeos and is comprised of nearly 225 members competing in the following rodeo events: Bareback Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Tie Down Roping, Team Roping and Steer Wrestling for men; and Barrel Racing, Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, and Team Roping for women.
For more information on the NIRA West Coast Region, click here.
The NIRA is the sanctioning body of college rodeo. They create and enforce rules governing the sport, handle national administration, and work with individuals and college programs to promote college rodeo. The mission of the NIRA is to foster and develop rodeo at the college level so that it will provide educational and competitive opportunities for students. The NIRA organization lives up to its motto of "preserving western heritage through collegiate rodeo" by hosting nearly 100 college rodeos each year for its more than 3,500 competing members. The assocation is made up of 137 schools and universities and is divided into 11 regions.
For more information on NIRA, please visit collegerodeo.com.
Each college is allotted a 10-member team, consisting of six men and four women, to compete for team points at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR). These team points are earned by coach-selected individuals and count towards the team's standing. At the end of the season, the top two point-earning teams in each region qualify to send a complete team to teh CNFR. Athletes from each of the 11 regions compete throughout the season for these individual team points. Individual points are rewarded for placing 6th place or higher in each respective event. At the end of the season, the top four point holders in each event qualify for the CNFR. At the CNFR, no season points are carried over to deterine team and national titles. Instead, all national titles are determined through points earned at the CNFR.
For more information on the CNFR, please visit cnfr.com.
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