Casper College rodeo coach Jhett Johnson wasn't sure about the future of his men's program last year after the season opener at Chadron State and took a ribbing from his wife on the way home from western Nebraska. A lot has changed for the Thunderbirds and Canadian K's Thomson who rides broncs and bulls, in addition to doing a little team roping, would appear to be the most treasured new addition. Thomson captured all-around cowboy honors at Chadron over the weekend earning nearly half of the T-Bird men's 600 event-winning points.

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