CWC Rustlers Kaylee Burnett and Coltin Hill to compete in the College National Finals Rodeo this upcoming week!
Let’s find out more about our competitors….
Q: What events will you compete in at CNFR?
Kaylee: Barrel racing and goat tying.
Coltin: Steer wrestling.
Q: What is your most memorable rodeo moment?
Kaylee: My most memorable rodeo moment would be winning the region in barrel racing and the all-around.
Coltin: My most memorable moment in rodeo would be my horse getting AQHA men’s horse of the year for the Central Mountain Rocky Region.
Q: Where did you grow up?
Kaylee: I grew up in Eden, Wyoming. That’s where I have spent my whole life.
Coltin: I was born and raised in Blackfoot, Idaho.
Q: What does it mean to you, to compete in the College National Finals?
Kaylee: Making the College Finals is a dream come true. It’s everyone’s goal to get there, it’s what we are all working for. To me it shows that all of my hard work has paid off and if you set goals you can reach them.
Q: Do you have any rituals before you go into competition?
Coltin: Yeah, PRACTICE.
Q: Coltin, can you tell us about your horse, Jack, that was named Men’s Horse of the Year?
Coltin: Jack is an awesome horse very reliable and consistent. He is a blessing to me, because when I was in high school I did not have enough money, me or my parents, to buy a bull dogging horse. I borrowed a horse for two years from Jason Clemens, who I owe huge thanks to – I could never show him how much I am truly grateful!!!!
Q: Kaylee, can you tell us about the horse you compete with?
Kaylee: I have two that I compete off of; my breakaway and goat horse, Money, and my barrel horse Billy. My favorite thing about Billy is he runs as hard as he can every time. He loves running and has a huge heart. I just started using Money this spring and we have come a long ways together in a short time. Money can be kinda of a brat but then lovable all at the same time. He loves attention.
Q: What’s next in your rodeo career? Do you plan to continue to compete?
Coltin: I plan on going to CWC for a 4th year and then I plan on going into the PRCA rodeos.
Kaylee: I plan to compete in college rodeo for two more years. I will be back at CWC next year and then I plan to transfer somewhere else for my last year. After college rodeo I want to continue rodeoing. I plan to get my PRCA permit and hopefully be running at some of the professional rodeos.
Q: Any injuries from competing?
Coltin: I have been really lucky to not have many injuries
Kaylee: I have sprained my ankles tying goats and now I get them wrapped before every run.
Why did you choose CWC?
Coltin: I chose CWC because my friend came here and it was an affordable school that was serious about rodeo.
Kaylee: CWC has a wonderful rodeo program and it was close to home. I also knew a few other people going there and they really like it.
The 2014 College National Finals Rodeo will be held June 15-21st in Casper, Wyoming.
Click here to find schedules, and more info!
GOOD LUCK Kaylee and Coltin!
A trailer for the film “American Nurse” a documentary that features our very own graduate Naomi Cross!! Worth a watch, and I personally can’t wait to see the entire movie.
Get more info on the movie HERE
Need another reason to come to Central Wyoming College? Landscapes like these are in our backyard.
CWC students graduating on Friday fill us in on their future plans…
Photos: Lanna Rios
Best of Fest Award goes to: Jake Scheer for the film, Case0212
Best Second Year Film Award goes to: Joji Yanagizono for the film, The Third Week
Best First Year Film Award goes to: Karissa Ketelhut for the film, Ambient
Audience Choice Award goes to: Jonnie Crossland for the film, AntiBullying PSA
The other Audience Choice Award goes to: Masai Rasheed for the film, Meet and Greet