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CNCC Rodeo 2013-2014 Update:
The 3rd year of CNCC Rodeo as a collegiate sport at Colorado Northwestern was full of excitement and record setting performances both in and out of the competitive arena. Entering the 2013-Fall season, the men’s and women’s teams fielded a total of 18 athletes sending at least one competitor in each of the 9 collegiate rodeo events.
After the first semester, the Spartan collegiate athletes boasted a team GPA over 3.4 with 5 athletes marking perfect 4.0 academics. 5 CNCC Rodeo athletes will graduate this spring and move onto undergraduate studies at 4 year institutions including McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA, Southern Utah University in Cedar City, UT, and Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO.
After the dust had settled at the last rodeo of the year, the CNCC women’s team finished 5th in the region and the men earning Reserve Men’s Team Champion honors. With those honors, the CNCC Men will field a team of 5 athletes in 6 events at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, WY June 15-21, 2014. A Spartan cowgirl also made school history: Courtney Hibbs finished in 3rd place in the final regional standings in the Breakaway roping to earn her a berth to the CNFR.
Athletes representing CNCC at the CNFR will be: Brody Adams Team Roping & Tie Down Roping, Clay Crozier Team Roping, Jesse Anderson Bareback Riding, Brice Osborne Bull Riding, Jeremiah Fat Team Roping, Courtney Hibbs Breakaway Roping. Other standout individual accomplishments include: Reserve Regional Champions Clay Crozier & Brody Adams Team Roping, Jesse Anderson Bareback Riding, Brice Osborne 2x CNFR Qualifier Bull Riding, Brody Adams, Rocky Mountain Region 3rd place All Around Cowboy.
Photos Courtesy of Dan Hubbell Photography
In 2009, the administration of Colorado Northwestern Community College took the initial steps to create the first ever CNCC Collegiate Rodeo Team and the wheels haven’t stopped turning since.
CNCC Rodeo is based on the values that have been upheld by cowboys and cowgirls for the last 150 years, honesty, integrity, determination, discipline and hard work.
Spartan Rodeo Team members are dedicated student athletes with strong work ethic and deep running competitive spirit. Every semester our team GPA averages 3.4 with several students working hard to earn perfect 4.0 marks. Graduation rates are high among CNCC Rodeo athletes and transfers to the next step in University higher education are common.
In the arena, each year’s team has earned more points and qualified more athletes to the CNFR than the year before. The growth in competitive elite caliber athletes here at CNCC has been astronomical. There are regional and national titles in the near future for Colorado Northwestern Spartans.
Practices, Workouts, and Academics are highly structured throughout the week with focus on high energy, intensity, and the surpassing of personal and team goals.
CNCC Rodeo competes in the Rocky Mountain Region of the NIRA, traveling to rodeos throughout Utah and Southern Idaho.