CAC Men's and Women's Rodeo Team Members

Central Arizona College Men’s and Women’s Rodeo Team Lead Grand Canyon Region

Written by: Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Central Arizona College’s rodeo team began their competition schedule for the year in September at Dine College, followed by rodeos hosted by Cochise College, New Mexico State University and Mesalands Community College.  At the completion of the fall competition schedule, both the men and women’s teams are leading the Grand Canyon Region with multiple team members excelling in their events.

The CAC men’s team has a total of 2,573 points and the women’s team is leading the region with a total of 1,707.50 points.

CAC rodeo team members ranked in the top 15 for the region in their event(s) include:

Kaylee Billingsley        8th place, Barrel Racing

Lakota Bird                 1st place, Women’s All-around; 1st place, Breakaway Roping; 2nd place Barrel Racing

Tucker Braa                9th place, Tie Down Roping

Kallie Brannon           15th place, Barrel Racing

Cache Burnside          1st place, Team Roping Header; 5th place, Steer Wrestling

Cody Burnside           1st place, Team Roping Heeler; 11th place, Steer Wrestling

Victoria Covert          5th place, Barrel Racing

Pedro Egurrola          4th place, Team Roping Header

Clay Elkington           1st place, Men’s All-around; 2nd place Tie Down Roping; 3rd place Team Roping Header; 7th place Steer Wrestling

Whitney Finley          9th place, Breakaway Roping

Mckenzie Frizzell      5th place, Breakaway Roping

John Gaona               4th place, Team Roping Heeler

Monty James            9th place, Team Roping Header

Emilia Johnson         11th place, Goat Tying; 14th place, Team Roping Heeler; 14th place, Barrel Racing

Sierra Keith               3rd place, Breakaway Roping; 4th place, Goat Tying; 12th place, Barrel      Racing

Wyatt Kent                10th place, Tie Down Roping; 13th place Steer Wrestling

Justin E Kibler           8th place, Tie Down Roping; 14th place Steer Wrestling

Dawson Lackey         7th place, Team Roping Header; 13th place, Tie Down Roping; 10th place Steer Wrestling

Robyn Lively              1st place, Barrel Racing

Emil Kyrel Lupe         6th place, Tie Down Roping

Tyler Montano          9th place, Team Roping Header

Owen Perkins            7th place, Team Roping Heeler

Trey Robertson         4th place, Steer Wrestling; 9th place, Team Roping Heeler

Karli Scelzi                 11th place, Barrel Racing

Stran Schlosser          4th place, Tie Down Roping

Kimmer Severance     4th place, Breakaway Roping; 14th place Goat Tying

Cole Sherwood          3rd place, Team Roping Heeler

Bandee Tubbs            8th place, Goat Tying; 11th place, Breakaway Roping

Jose Zambrano          9th place, Team Roping Heeler

Rodeo competitions will continue this spring, beginning in February. CAC will host a NIRA sanctioned rodeo March 10-11, 2018 at the Casa Grande Rodeo Grounds.

As a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, CAC team members compete against other rodeo athletes from colleges and universities in Arizona, New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Student competitors participate in 10 rodeos each year to qualify for a chance to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, WY in June.

In addition to competing, rodeo team members are required to take an active role and participate in fundraising activities, promotional events, organization, and community events including the CAC Exceptional Rodeo, local K-12 school family nights, rodeo education programs and preschool visits.