WNC rodeo team moves up in standings
Western Nevada College rodeo team had a spectacular showing over the Nov. 4 weekend at the West Hills College Rodeo.
The team moved up in the West Coast regional standings and won a few buckles along the way.
The three top winners were Clayton Biglow, team roping; Courtney Wood, goat tying; and Quincy Crum, saddle bronc riding. Kayla Norcutt was the reserve all around cowgirl.
In addition, Ashley Martinkus placed in the team roping, and Sydney Howard placed in the goat tying.
The men’s team has now moved into the sixth spot in the West Coast Region team rankings, while the women’s team is now ranked second behind University of Nevada, Las Vegas and ahead of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and Fresno State.
Several of WNC’s rodeo team members are also ranked in the top 15 individual standings. Crum is second in the saddle bronc and Clayton Biglow is fourth in team roping heading. Team roping healers Martinkus and Joshua Smith are ranked ninth and 13th respectively. Norcutt is 14th in the breakaway. Goat tying has Wood in the first-place ranking, Norcutt and Howard following in the fifth and eighth spots.
Western Nevada College’s rodeo team competes in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association in the West Coast Region. NIRA consists of 11 regions throughout the United States, which makes Wood’s sixth-place National ranking in goat tying impressive.
This was the final rodeo for the fall season, and the team will continue to practice to be ready for the 2017 spring season.
“A big congratulations goes out to WNC rodeo team member Clayton Biglow for qualifying for his first National Finals Rodeo in the bareback riding,” said Coach Jesse Segura,
The NFR will be held in Las Vegas in December.