TVCC Students at 2017 National Finals Rodeo
Seven TVCC athletes have qualified for the National Finals Rodeo, June 9-13 in Casper, Wyoming.
TVCC's mens team is ranked third, and the women are second in the Northwest Region, with Dalli Bean (Northwest Region Women's All-Around Champion for 2017) ranked first in the all-around.
Dalli Bean, goat tying, breakaway, barrels. Bean is ranked fourth in barrel racing, behind three athletes from Blue Mountain Community College; and second in both breakaway roping and goat tying.
Lindy Lehman, team roping header. Lehman and Springer are ranked third in team roping, and Lehman is ranked 10th in goat-tying but will not compete in that event.
Valerie James, breakaway roping. James holds a ninth-place ranking in the Northwest Region in breakaway roping.
Garrett Springer, team roping heeler. Springer is ranked 8th in the all-around, and he and Lehman are ranked third in team roping.
Jake Clark, saddle bronc riding. Clark holds a fourth-place ranking in saddle bronc.
Casey White, bull riding. White is the second-ranked athlete in the Northwest Region in the event.
Jacob Falls, bull riding. Falls is tied for fourth in bull riding..
The CNFR is the "Rose Bowl" of college rodeo. It is where the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association crowns individual event champions in saddle bronc riding, bare back riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, and goat tying. National team championships also are awarded to both men's and women's teams.
More than 400 competitors from more than 100 universities and colleges compete in Casper each year. Contestants compete all year in one of the NIRA's 11 regions for a chance to rope or ride at the CNFR. The top three students in each event, and top two men's and women's teams from the NIRA's 11 regions qualify for the CNFR. For a complete list of standings please visit www.collegerodeo.com
2016-2017 TVCC Rodeo Team