Marcin hopes to achieve rodeo goals this year
After winning multiple rodeo titles during her first two years of college Danni Marcin transferred to Pratt Community College where she hopes not only to win more individual titles, but also help the ladies team go to Nationals.
Marcin, of Curlew, Wash., transferred to PCC from Northwestern Wyoming where she ran barrels and participated in goat tying.
Marcin started barrel racing when she was six years old. Her family had horses and Marcin enjoyed riding and wanted to get more involved with horses.
"Goat tying came when I got older and realized that I had a better chance of winning money if I was in more events," Marcin said.
Marcin has set many individual goals this year, which she hopes will help the team go to Nationals.
"This year I would like to make it into the top five in barrels and the top 10 in goat tying," she said.
Along with goals in the arena, Marcin also hopes to maintain a 4.0 in the classroom.
Last year the women’s rodeo team placed first at the PCC rodeo and Marcin hopes to help them accomplish that feat again this year.
"It is an exciting possibility," she said. "We have a solid girls team, that will hopefully not only win the PCC rodeo, but also go on to Nationals."
While at Northwestern Marcin obtained an associates degree in Occupational Therapy and then decided to come to PCC for a Farrier Science certificate in a year.
"I knew Ryan (Vander Pluym) and this sounded like a fun adventure,"Marcin said.
After this year, Marcin said she will give up rodeo to concentrate on finishing her degree in Occupational Therapy at a four year school.
"Trying to juggle rodeo and school at a four year school would be too much for me," she said. "This allows me one more year of rodeo before I have to buckle down."
Come out to support Marcin and the rest of the PCC rodeo team Oct. 12 through Oct. 14 at the Huffman Arena on Pratt’s main campus.
The rodeo kicks off Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and will continue Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. with a cowboy breakfast that morning. On Oct. 14 there will be cowboy church that morning with the rodeo to start at 1 p.m.
Tickets for the event are $7 for adult’s single performance or $18 for all performances, $5 for first through 12 graders and children under first grade get in free.