BMCC Rodeo Teams Sweep Championships


Both the men’s and women’s Blue Mountain Community College rodeo teams are sitting atop the Northwest Regional standings of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association following a sweep of team wins at the Northwest Regional Rodeo #1 and Treasure Valley Community College rodeo Oct. 14-16 at the Malheur County Fairgrounds in Ontario.

Besides the overall team wins at both events, BMCC had standout performances in the all-around titles. On the men’s team, JT Garland and Preston Pederson landed in the No. 1 and 3 spots, respectively, for the men’s all-around at the Northwest Regional Rodeo #1, while Quincy Pendergrass, Danyelle Williams, and Lauren Leyva took the top three spots in the women’s all-around. At the TVCC rodeo the next two days, Williams and Leyva took the No. 1 and 2 positions, respectively for the women’s all-around title, while Tyler Opie and Pederson took the No. 3 and 5 spots, respectively, in the men’s all-around competition.

Additional results for individual events can be found online.

This is the last round of college rodeo action until the spring. The BMCC women’s team is coming off of its second national championship in a row following stellar competition at the College National Finals Rodeo in June in Casper, Wyo., where Williams also took home the women’s all-around national championship title.