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2C Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plu masnews.com Despite a limiting budget, the rodeo team at Feather River College is gearing to- wards another successful season. With the rising cost of diesel, hay and other expens- es, the FRC rodeo team is on- ly able to compete in 4 rodeos this fall; two which will take place at the Plumas/Sierra County Fairgrounds and two in Susanville. The team is up against some tough competition this year, with more than 10 teams in their region. The re- gion includes four year uni- versities such as Cal Poly and UNLV. Despite the small size of the college, FRC has plenty of rea- sons to look forward to their rodeo team's performance. The team itself is especial- ly large this year with 64 members. There are more women rodeo members on {' the team than in years past. FRC has always attracted rodeo fans to the college due to the extensiveness and mastery of the program. The team placed first in the regional competition the last six years in a row, and coach Jesse Segura seems sure they will do it again this year. "We have eight kids this year who qualified for the college finals last year," said Segura. "We have a pretty strong team ." Segura brought the rodeo program to FRC nine years ago. Segura himself got a masters in enviI:onmental policy at Cal Poly. He also rode on the professional rodeo circuit. Scgura won the all around prize in the na- tional rodeo competition. Segura is accompanied by fellow coaches Billy Bugenig and Sterling Lambert. Bugenig is a professional rodeo rider. Bugenig recently qualified for his third Wran- gler National Final Rodeo in FRC's rodeo team practice for this season's round of rodeos. FRC will host its first rodeo of the year Oct. 5-6. Photo by James Wilson Las Vegas, arguably the Team member Bailey Bid- "I heard nothing but goodwill start early and last biggest rodeo event in United well is a second year student things about the rodeo team through the evening. Satur- States. Three years ago Bu- in the program whose sib- and their program," said first day, Oct. 6 will be a shorter genig won the NFR, ranking lings also attended FRC and year student Lauren Hinsley. day, wrapping everything up. fifth in the whole world, were on the rodeo team. "Once I got here I loved how FRC will hold it's annual Lambert is an FRC "My sisters loved it here," everything was set up and"Tough Enough to Wear alumni who returned to help oaid Didwcll abuut FRC. -1 thuu~ht it w,~ ~ ~tv~t juidur Filik' Eundlaisei" for the the rodeo team. Lambert also knew this would be a great collegefor me to start out at." Quincy Breast Cancer sup- helps teach some of the starting point and will pre- The first two rodeos FRC port group. Proceeds from agricultural classes at the pare me to transfer." will compete in will be Oct. 5- Friday night will go towards college. Many Of the students came 6 at the fairgrounds. The re- cancer research. The team itself is corn- to FRC specifically for the gion decided to hold two FRC will travel to Su- prised of students who not rodeo program and were rodeos over one weekend, in sanville the following week- only care deeply about rodeo, ultimately impressed with order to save money on end to compete against the but of their continuing the whole school and itstransportation and boarding, region and finish up the fall education as well. community. ' On Friday, Oct. 5, the rodeo season. l i nl rl I uin James Wilson Sports Reporter sports@plumasnews.com BMW motorcycles invad- ed Quincy Sept. 14 - 16 for the Central Cal BMW Riders' 27th Beemer Bash. During the Bash, motorcycle enthu- siasts enjoyed rides, cama- raderie and'a chance to see the latest in motorcycle developments. The club scheduled events throughout the weekend to keep participants busy. Friday, motorcyclists ar- rived at Plumas-Sierra Coun- ty Fairgrounds to set up camp and reunite with club members. Participants also attended lectures given by motorcycle experts. Richard Bennett, retired motorcycle policeman, talked enjoyed a poker run withbasic electrical systems and panel discussion that includ- about the deadly errors mo- scenic rides through Quincy service hints for BMWs. Ben- ed allthe Bash's speakers. torcyclists make on the road. and surrounding areas, net took the stage again to "Quincy is just an amaz- Ted Porter, BMW dealer, Three speakers addressedtalk about ticketless travel- ing spot for us to have this," gave the audience a sneak the crowd Saturday evening, ing. Hokin return as well to said Central Cal BMWRiders peak of a new diagnostic tool with a panel discussion,speak about the first electric board member Jay MacDon- for BMWs. Richard Battles, Gabe Ets-Hokin, editor of motorcycles, ald. "The town is beautiful owner of RKA Motorcycle City Bike, spoke on properPrizes and awards went to and everyone here is really Luggage, demonstrated the rider training, various participants Satur- nice and hospitable." latest in tech accessories for Robert Fleischer, BMW day afternoon. The scheduled The club plans to return motorcycles, aficionado; talked aboutevents concluded with a next year. Saturday, participants BMW riders gather outside the fairgrounds for the annual Central Cal BMW Riders' Beemer Bash last weekend, Sept. 14 - 16. More than 300 riders came to Plumas County for the Bash this year. 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The team tournament is The organization provides Sept. 22. All participants funds for medical care and must have a live well inrehabilitation for soldiers in their boat to participate, need. in addition, the project Team members pick five of supports soldiers as they re- fish to weigh in. The team turn home and readjust with with the most weight wins peer support, counseling the prize money, and interactive programs. A barbecue will follow "I have always tried to weigh-in Sept. 22, lasting think of different ways that I through the afternoon, could raise money to give There will also be prizeback to all the great men drawings for thousands of and women I had a chance to dollars in donated merchan- serve with," said organizer dise. The drawing will take Michael Rigney. "The place Sept. 22. Wounded Warrior Project is Team entry fee is $125. just a great organization to Fifty percent of the entry support." fees collected will go to the For information about a pot, while the other fifty per- weekend of fishing while cent will go to the Wounded supporting a good cause, call Warrior Project. Rigney at 310-1454 or .visit The Vets and Pros Tour- Northern California Wound- nament takes place the next ed Warrior Bass Tourna- day. Veterans and pro an- ment on facebook.com. Y,