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An update from Head Coach Branden Ferguson:

As I’m writing this it’s hard to believe that we have already had our first two rodeo of the season in Chadron Nebraska and riverton Wyoming. We are getting ready to head to Sheridan this weekend and with solid showings and lessons behind us I can’t wait to update everyone on the end of the fall. Chadron was interesting and very out of the ordinary to say the least! The program in Chadron has been working on their arena trying to get better footing and have done an amazing job with that, however mother nature did not help with that this year and with consistent rains over the week by the time we started running barrels it became obvious that for the safety of the horses and the contestants it was best to cancel the entire event. I am thankful and stand with the decision the judges made because it was the perfect opportunity to stand behind what you say and it showed that the health of the animal athletes in our sport is truly a priority.
So, with chadron becoming a much shorter rodeo the decision was made by the coaches of the region voted and thanks to Drew Schrock, the coach in Riverton we were able to make up all of the barrel racing Friday morning at the central Wyoming college rodeo.
We had quite a bit of success in Riverton with Marion Balsamo splitting second in the long round team roping with brother Samuel. We were also able to see Kelsey story and Dani Carr put down solid times in the barrel racing in the short go.
The spring of the fall season is close to its halfway point and with the practices and work all of the students have put in I could not be more excited to see how everyone does in Lamar and Cheyenne to end the fall. I look forward to updating everyone and cannot thank you all enough for your support for this rodeo program and these students that truly are the future of our sport, and western way of life. 
 
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