Laramie County Community College’s men’s and women’s rodeo team provides approximately 30 to 40 members with the opportunity to compete in intercollegiate rodeos in the Central Rocky Mountain Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
The team competes at 10 rodeos each year as well as the College National Finals Rodeo. LCCC is centrally located in the region consisting of two- and four-year schools in Colorado, Wyoming and the panhandle of Nebraska, which makes travel to rodeos easier on the team. Coaches travel with the team, and the college provides students with travel allowances.
LCCC’s rodeo team practices in indoor and outdoor arenas on campus. The heated indoor arena measures 130 by 250 feet with three left-hand and three right-hand delivery bucking chutes and a Priefert roping chute with numerous holding pens on both ends. There is space to tie horses on one side under the bleachers and a return alley on the other side under the bleachers. LCCC also provides practice stock.
The college houses 30 calves, 35 steers, 15 bucking horses, 12 bulls and five to 10 goats. There also are a limited number of horse stalls for qualified members of the team. LCCC owns a school truck and a seven-horse Exiss trailer, which the coaches take to college rodeos, as well as other stock trailers to help transport livestock when necessary.