Greg Shannon to ride bulls at the college, which is located in Ontario. He plans to study criminal justice

Crook County High School senior Greg Shannon has signed a letter of intent to compete in rodeo at Treasure Valley Community College.

Shannon is expected to cGreg Shannonompete in bull riding while at the college.

"I picked Treasure Valley because they are going to build a big indoor facility this winter, and they have a ton of practice bulls over there, so I'm going to get lots of experience," Shannon said.

He will major in criminal justice while at the college.

Shannon finished in the top four in the Oregon High School Rodeo Association final standings in bull riding, earning him a trip to the national finals, which will be held later this month in Gillette, Wyoming.

In addition to rodeo, Shannon started on the Crook County High School basketball team each of the last two years.

However, he chose rodeo in college because of his love of the sport.

"My dad rode bulls, and I just have grown up around rodeo my whole life," he said. "Bulls are something that I was drawn to ever since I was little, so I just started getting on them one day and found out that I loved it. I think everyone's goal is to be the national champion at the end of the year, so I think that's what I'm going to strive for."

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