Cochise College Athletics

Rodeo closes season at NMSU, prepares for CNFR

IMG_4973The Cochise College women’s rodeo team finished second overall in the Grand Canyon Region, head coach Rick Smith was named the region’s Coach of the Year, and four individuals will be competing at the College National Finals Rodeo in June.

In the Grand Canyon Region, Georgia Diez finished second in the Women’s All-Around and third in barrel racing. Arianna Assini took second in goat tying and fifth in the all-around, while Makayla Boots was fourth in the goat tying competition. At CNFR, Diez will also compete in goat tying and Assini will also compete in breakaway roping.

For the men, Charlie Kogianes finished second in the region in saddle bronc riding and will also compete at CFNR.

Several other Cochise rodeo athletes had strong finishes in the region. Shyanne Summerfield finished 10th in barrel racing, Aubrey Smith and Katie Adams each finished in the top 15 in breakaway roping, Wade Kane finished in the top five in saddle bronc riding, and Bobby Flores finished in the top 10 in the heeler standings of team roping.

Also receiving recognition over the weekend was the Cochise County Fair Rodeo, which was named the region’s Rodeo of the Year.