"Coaching is something I've always had a passion for, you can never ,stop learning. This past semester here ,at Lassen College has been a great experience for me, and I look forward to a bright future here." Charles DeForest (CJ).
CJ is a currently a member of the California Cowboys Professional- Rodeo Association and The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. He is a six-time CCPRA finals qualifier in the Team Roping and Calf roping, and he was also the 2011 Champion Calf Roper. He is also a four-time PRCA California Circuit Finals Qualifier. While at college, he was a member of the National lntercollegiate Rodeo Asso9iation. He was a two-time Heeling Champion as well as a two-time reserve champion Calf Roper in the WesT Coast Region.
CJ grew up on his family's ranch in Wheatland CA, where he worked his entire life. He attended Wheatland High School where he was a quarterback of the football team. He was also an active member of the California High School Rodeo Association and qualified for Challenge of Champions, State Finals and Silver State International Rodeo all four years.
After high school, he attended West Hills College, Coalinga CA on a full scholarship, where he attained his Associates Degree. After graduating from West Hills, he attended Chico State University and majored in Ag Science and Education.