College rodeo is a team sport. But not every teammate is a fellow student. Many riders at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper forged their closest partnership with animals. Morgan Tyree photographed CNFR competitors and spoke with them about their sport and the horses they ride into competition.

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  1. Great piece. I loved hearing the voices and stories of these competitors. Neat glimpse into a world I know little about. Thanks for the good work.

  2. Thank you, Morgan Tyree, for a truly captivating photo/audio package that celebrates our young rodeo competitors! I love listening to these young people tell their stories and talk about their connections to the under-sung heros of rodeo.
    — Dustin Bleizeffer, WyoFile editor-in-chief