College Rodeo Actions Descends Upon Laramie [AUDIO]
The University of Wyoming rodeo teams are hosting the 66th annual Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo today through Sunday at Hansen Arena.
It's the final regular season rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR), and the last chance for individuals and teams to qualify for next month's College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR) June 14-20 in Casper.
The Wyoming Cowboys sit in fourth place in the region standings about 600 points behind leader Casper College. Their best team finish this spring has been fourth.
It's been a tougher go for the Wyoming Cowgirls, who are in 11th place in the region. Gillette College leads the women's regional standings.
Only the top two teams and the top three individuals in the region will qualify for the CNFR.
The Cowboys are led by senior saddle bronc rider Brady Dinwoodie, who has already clinched a spot at the CNFR. He leads the region standings by over 600 points. There are a couple of other Cowboys that have a shot at qualifying individually. They have to hold onto their position through this weekend.
Unfortunately the Cowgirls have no one among the top three.
Wyoming head rodeo coach George Howard joined our David Settle during 'Laramie Live on KOWB' to discuss this weekend's home rodeo, how the season's have gone for the squads and some of the team members. You can listen to the interview in the video above.
Action gets underway at noon today with slack. There are four performances throughout the weekend. They are at 7 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and the championship round is Sunday at 1 p.m.
Cost is $5 for adults for each session. Children under the age of 12 are free.