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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7C i, FRC women's rodeo wins first in reg on /1 i;i! ......... i ii i li N .... Sam Oliver holds on for dear life in Las Vegas on April 26 for the last rodeo of Feather River College's regular season. The men's team finished the West Coast Region's set of rodeos in second place, under Cal Poly. The next stop for FRC's teams is the College National. Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, this summer. Photo by Jack Upton James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com For the first year since Feather River College's rodeo program was conceived, the women's team performed better than the men's. FRC competed at its final rodeo of the regular season April 25 - 26 in Las Vegas. After the dust settled and all was said and done, the women came out first and the men second. Cal Poly overtook the men's team at the final rodeo to take the top spot in the West Coast Region. "We had a decent rodeo in Vegas," explained FRC coach Jesse Segura, "but Cal Poly had a really great rodeo." The women's team ended with 3,165.16 points, almost 300 more than Cal Poly. The men's team finished almost 300 points behind Cal Poly. The Nol 1 standing bounced back and fourth,between FRC and Cal Poly all season, and ultimately ended with teams from both schools in first. The women's team was led by Courtney Wood, who took first in women's all-around. " Wood also placed first in goat tying, anti the next three placements were all from FRC. Bailey Bidwell took second in goat tying, Kaley Wilson third and Kayla Norcutt fourth. In breakaway roping, Kara Kojutek took first and Quincy Hundsdorfer placed second. Segura attributes the success of the women's team to the overall success of the program. According to Segura, as FRC becomes more and more established, it's been attracting better team members as well. Segura also believes the women's team had a guardian angel, so to speak. Longtime rodeo sponsor Linda Leonhardt died last summer, and Segura believes she was looking over the team this season. "One of (Leonhardt's) goals was for the women's team to win the regionals," said Segura. "I can't help but think she was smiling down on us." The men's team did well over the season, barely missing first place. Telden McLain placed first in saddle bronc riding, paired with Grant Denny, who placed first in bareback riding. Brandon Mackenzie took third in steer wrestling and Quincy Crum and Curry Cash placed third in team roping. FRC has more members going to the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming, in June than any other team in the West Coast Region. FRC will take 11, six men and five women, to compete in the final rodeo of the season. FRC volleyball,p Courtney Wood shows she has a knack for the equestrian sports after finishing Feather River College's regular rodeo season in first place for all-around women in the West Coast Region. The FRC women's team finished first overall to mark the first time in FRC history the women's team placed better than the men's team. Photo by James Wilson 00a00ers sign universities Feather River College volleyball players Katelyn Johns, left, and Elizabeth Volz get ready to accept their scholarship offers at a special signing party at the college April 30. Johns accepted an offer from Holy Names University and Volz signed with Simpson University. Photo by James Wilson James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com All the hard work and dedication paid off for two Plumas County volleyball players last week. On Wednesday, April 30, Feather River College players Elizabeth Volz and Katelyn Johns accepted scholarship offers from four-year universities. Both women came to FRC after graduating from high school in Plumas County. Volz is a Quincy High School graduate and Johns is a Greenville High School graduate.. In addition, before they joined FRC's team, both had experience being coached under FRC head volleyball coach Sarah Ritchie. Ritchie coached both players on a junior-varsity club team years before. The two players and the coach quickly formed a bond that would carry through for years to come. "They'Ye edui-ed the .... punishment dfarah Ritchie for quite a few years," joked Ritchie. "And they stuck with it. They're strong and smart women and they're going to do great things." Johns, who had several scholarship offers, signed with Holy Names University in Oakland after visiting and falling in love with the small campus. One aspect of her new team's schedule Johns mentioned she is especially looking forward to is the matches in Hawaii. Volz chose to accept an offer from Simpson University in Redding after meeting the volleyball ,.team's coach and: seeing the dedication to individuaI excellence the program has. "They both worked hard for this and they deserve it," continued Ritchie. 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