We have an Idahoan ranked extremely high when it comes to competing in the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
In fact, she's ranked no. 1.
Brianne Baty from Middleton is currently the top competitor in the nation for women’s all-around rodeo going into the CNFR.
Brianne rides for Treasure Valley Community College.
Making it to the National's as the top cowgirl has been Brianne's number one goal ever since tragedy struck the TVCC rodeo program.
Last fall, her coach Sonny Hansen died in the practice arena, and Brianne was there to witness the tragedy. She was also the first to get to him on the ground.
Brianne really thought if she got to Sonny fast enough, she could save him. She also says Sonny was one of the most important people in her life because he understood what she could become as a rodeo competitor, and made her believe it.
In the future, Brianne would like to become a professional nurse practioner after her days in the college rodeo are done. She says going through what she did with Sonny only made it even more clear that is the field she needs to be in.
But first Brianne will head to the college nationals in Casper, Woming on June 10th through the16th.
We wish her good luck!
Here are the latest National Intercollegiate Rodeo Standings:
- Baty, Brianne Danielle TVCC - 2,182.00
- Grann, Bobbi Jo DICKSN - 2,035.00
- Fuller, Macy Macedo MESAC - 1,930.00
- Twitchell, Milli Marie SUTU - 1,847.00
- Corkill, Bailey Rae UNVLV - 1,844.00
- Segelke, Hayden Shea NEJC - 1,725.00
- Guthrie, Bailey Jo TXTUL - 1,720.00
- Zollinger, McKenzie Lynn UVU - 1,615.00
- Freeman, Quincy Marvel CAPSLO - 1,611.50
- Miller, Emily Rose GARDEN - 1,540.00