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Central Arizona College Rodeo Team Members Headed to College National Finals Rodeo

By Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing

Following a successful rodeo season, where both the Central Arizona College men’s and women’s rodeo team placed first in the Grand Canyon Region, 10 CAC rodeo team members are headed to the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) held in Casper, WY from June 10 through June 16.

The top three individuals in each event and top two men’s and women’s teams from each of the 11 regions of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association will compete for national event champion titles in saddle bronc riding, bare back riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying.

The best of the best in college rodeo compete at the CNFR each year. More than 400 rodeo athletes from over 100 universities and colleges will compete at the Casper Events Center.

CAC rodeo team members who will be competing at the 2018 CNFR include:

Lakota Bird                Breakaway Roping and Barrel Racing

Sierra Jo Keith           Breakaway Roping and Goat Tying

Robyn Lively               Barrel Racing

Cache Burnside          Team Roping (Heading), Steer Wrestling, and Saddle Bronc Riding

Cody Burnside            Team Roping (Heeling)

Pedro Egurolla           Team Roping (Heading)

Clay Elkington           Team Roping (Heading) and Tie Down Roping

John Henry Gaona    Team Roping (Heeling)

Justin Kibler               Tie Down Roping

Cole Sherwood           Team Roping (Heeling)

Results and information about the event may be found on the CNFR website: