Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals |

Craig Sports Briefs for June 27, 2015: CNCC rodeo rides hard at national finals

From left, coach Paige Yore, Brody Adams, Tyler Stueve, Colby Demo, Colton Onyett and coach Jed Moore of the Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo program attend the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming. The Spartans competed in team roping, bareback riding and bull riding, finishing 26th in the nation as a team.
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The Colorado Northwestern Community College rodeo team recently competed in the College National Finals Rodeo, held June 14 to 20 in Casper, Wyoming. CNCC Rodeo ranked three athletes in the top 12 in the nation and as a team were 26th in the country.

Bareback rider Colton Onyett did well in the first three rounds, coming up just short in the end to finish 12th. In team roping, CNCC sophomore Roper Brody Adams and graduate Clay Crozier — now at Southern Utah University —finished as the No. 4 team in the nation.

Freshman bull rider Tyler Stueve entered the championship round in 9th place, while fellow rider Colby Demo was unable to qualify for the round despite strong performances.

Coach Jed Moore said he and associate Paige Yore will be corralling a great deal of talent returning for the 2015-16 season.

“CNCC Rodeo is looking ahead to this fall where we will be bringing in our largest team to date,” Moore said. “(We) are extremely excited about our men’s and women’s teams in this upcoming year. The Spartans will continue to be a competitive force in the Rocky Mountain region and on the national level. We would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the faculty, staff, administration and community members who have supported us throughout the last four years.”

Volleyball camps offered for Moffat County, Craig athletes

The Moffat County High School and Craig Middle School volleyball programs will host camps for players July 29 to 31. Current and incoming high school players will attend MCHS, 900 Finley Lane, and CMS will be in the gym of Sandrock Elementary School, 201 E. Ninth St.

Overseeing the program will be Chris Wells, head coach for the Chadron State College volleyball team. Girls from outside Moffat County are also invited to attend.

MCHS will also be attending a camp next week in Baggs, Wyoming.

The cost to register is $105. Registration forms are available at the front desk of the Craig Daily Press, 466 Yampa Ave.

Mail to:

Starla Jensen, MCHS Volleyball

PO Box 31

Baggs, WY 82321-0031

Yampa Valley Golf Course hosting PGA Academy for kids

Registration is still available for Yampa Valley Golf Course’s Junior Golf PGA Sports Academy, running each Tuesday for the following several weeks.

The course is open to young golfers of all skill levels from ages 6 to 17. Sessions will begin at 9 a.m. for ages 6 to 8; 10:30 a.m. for ages 9, 10 and 11; and noon for ages 12 and older.

Players will learn all aspects of the sport based on a PGA-approved curriculum. The classes end with the Soda Pop Open July 14, complete with a barbecue and prizes.

Registration is $75 for the program’s classes, gift bag and end-of-season festivities. YVGC can provide equipment for participants if needed.

For more information, call 970-824-FORE (3673) or email course pro Bob Mueller at

Summer Cheer Camp begins in July

Registration is open for Summer Cheer Camp, a program for girls in first- through sixth-grade to learn more about the sport of cheerleading.

Sessions will be available twice weekly starting July 20 as participants learn hip-hop choreography routines and cheering chants, which they will employ during the Doak Walker football games and the Moffat County High School Homecoming halftime show in the fall.

Cheerleaders will also learn responsibility, make friends and, most importantly, have fun.

The cost is $60, and the deadline to register at Craig Parks & Recreation, 300 W. Fourth St., is July 15. Late entries may be accepted but will include a $10 fee.

For more information, call 970-826-2029.

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