Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team member Tyler Viers of Comstock won the bull-riding event at the Professional Roughstock Series World Finals College Championship on Friday, Nov. 15, in Rapid City, S.D.
Viers rode "Tiger Lily" for a winning score of 73 in the college championship, sponsored by Dickey's Barbecue Pit. He competed against top bull riders in three regions.
"It's great that MPCC Rodeo is getting national recognition," said MPCC Rodeo Team Coach Dustin Elliott. "Tyler competed directly against other regions and came out on top. This tells me that when we get to nationals in June he's going to be mentally ready, as he's already had a dose of competing against the other regions' best."
Viers was ranked first in the Great Plains Region and second nationally in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association's standings when the first half of the season came to a close in October.
Viers, the son of Shane and Sandy Hickey and Jason and Cindy Viers, is a 2013 graduate of Sargent High School. He finished seventh in the nation in bull riding at the 2013 National High School Finals Rodeo Championship in Rock Springs, Wyo., on July 20.
For more information about MPCC's Rodeo Team, contact Elliott at (308) 535-3686, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Mid-Plains Community College Rodeo Team page on Facebook.