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2C Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter FRC rodeo holds on to top spot Feather River College's Telden McLain shows perfect form at the rodeo at Cal Poly on April 10 - 11. McLain is leading the West Coast Region in saddle bronc riding. At this point, both the FRC men's and women's teams are in first place in the region's standings. Photo by Jack Upton James Wilson .... .... Sports Editor The Feather River College men's and women's rodeo teams may still lead the West Coast Region in standings, but Cal Poly is now right on their heels. FRC competed in a two-day rodeo April 10 - 11 at Cal Poly, and lost in some key events. The latest rodeo puts the FRC men's team with 5,687 points for the season, just a couple hundred more than Cal Poly. The women's team had similar results, risking the region championship title. "We didn't have the best wee.kend ever," stated FRC coach Jesse Segura. "But this woke eve'rybody up. You learn more from doing bad than you do from doing good." On the first day of the Cal Poly rodeo, both of FRC's teams placed second. On the second day, the men's team placed third and the women's team took first. According to Segura, this was the first FRC rodeo team members show off their championship medals from the Cal Poly rodeo April 11. From left; Grant Denny, bareback champion; Bailey Bidwell, goat tying champion and Kyle Davilla, steer wrestling champion. Photo submitted time in FRC rodeo history the women's team did better than the men's at a rodeo. FRC has one more rodeo left in the West Coast Region's set of rodeos. The two teams will travel to University of Nevada Las Vegas this weekend for the final rodeo before the college finals. Though there is now a chance that FRC won't win the region, Segura doesn't seem worried. "We're not really nervous, just really excited,,' explained Segura. "We've pretty much met all the qualifications to make it to , the national finals. We already have around 10 people we'll be sending to the See Rodeo, page 3C K-9 officer reconstructs crime scene A good tip on the Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters (CalTIP) hotline -- combined with the well-trained nose of a K-9 wildlife officer -- led to the recent conviction of a deer poacher in Susanville. In June 2013, Warden Nick Buckler received a CalTIP from a concerned citizen regarding dangerous shooting activity southeast of Susanville. Suspecting a possible poaching incident, Buckler searched the area and located a dead doe near a Susanville property owned by Loren Dewayne Gelwick, 52. The condition of the carcass suggested the deer was killed by a shotgun blast. Based upon the available evidence, Buckler obtained a search warrant to further search Gelwick's property. With the assistance of fellow wildlife officers, including Warden Paul Cardoza and his Warden K-9 Kilo, and deputies from the Lassen County Sheriffs Office, Buckler systematically searched the residence and surrounding property. While serving the warrant, the search team gained information to suggest Gelwick may have disassembled the shotgun and hid it in heavy vegetation among several acres of dense vegetation on the property. Warden K-9 Kilo stepped up to do the job he was trained for. In addition to apprehending dangerous criminals, Kilo is trained to alert on several scents, including gunpowder and firearms. Kilo went to work on the property surrounding the residence. Not only did Kilo find every piece of the disassembled shotgun, but he found the spent shotshells and shotshell wads that were used in the commission of the crime. By finding all of the pieces, Kilo allowed Buckler to perfectly reconstruct the poaching crime scene. "Warden Cardoza and K-9 Kilo were able to locate very small but very important items of physical evidence over a very large and difficult search area," Buckler reported. "Without Kilo, our chances of locating all the evidence were slim." Wardens and deputies awarded Kilo with lavish praise and his favorite rubber ball for a job well done. On Feb. 8, 2014, Gelwick pleaded guilty to unlawful take of a deer out of season and unlawful discharge of a firearm within 150 yards of an occupied dwelling. He was fined $1,500 and was placed on two years of probation, during which time he cannot hunt or fish. Buckler thanks the Lassen County Sheriffs Office and District Attorney's Office for their assistance throughout the investigation. He also credits the citizens of Lassen County, who continue to protect their own wildlife and habitat by reporting poaching and pollution activity to CDFW through the 24-hour CalTIP hotline at 888-334-2258. Callers may remain anonymous if they choose. The most useful information from witnesses typically includes time and location of the suspected crime, the suspect's specific activity, suspect and vehicle descriptions (approximate style, size, color, age and especially unique characteristics), vehicle license plate number and last known direction of travel. L P NG OL