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Lynn Smith

  • 4x CNFR Qualifier (Central Rocky Mountain Region Goat Tying Champion 2x, Reserve Goat Tying Champion 2x, All Around Champion 2x)

  • 3x College National Champion (Goat Tying, Breakaway & All Around)

  • College Coach (Cochise College 2013- present, Central Wyoming College 2000-2012)

  • 3x NRCA Finals Champion & Year End Champion

  • Better Basics Goat Tying Clinics established in 1999. 

    • Students' success includes numerous National Champions in College, High School & Jr. High School.  National Reserve Champions, Regional & State Champions & National qualifiers at all levels. 

Lynn (Wiebe) Smith is a four time College National Finals Rodeo qualifier.  She placed in at least one round each year that she competed at the CNFR from her freshmen to senior year.  In 1998 her hard work paid off. Lynn won the National Intercollegiate Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying and All Around Championship Titles and placed her team 3rd Nationally single handedly.  Lynn is the first female competitor in college rodeo to win a triple crown of college national titles in one year.

After college, Lynn continued to compete in Goat Tying and Breakaway Roping through the Northwest Ranch Cowboys Rodeo Association.  She won the NRCA finals goat tying championship in 1999, 2000 and 2001. NRCA rodeos host some of the nations toughest goat tying competition, as several former national college champions compete in this association year after year.


Lynn's coaching career begin in the fall of 2000, when she joined with her former team at Central Wyoming College as the women's rodeo coach. The CWC women's team were 5 time Regional Champions and 7 time Reserve Regional Champions in the Central Rocky Mountain Region in her 12 years coaching at Central Wyoming College. 3 National Championship titles were won from Daysha Hulme in 2004 in the Breakaway Roping, Jessica Pichietti in 2009 in the Breakaway Roping, and Lacey Tech in 2012 in the Goat Tying. All three individuals were recruited through the Better Basics Clinics.  The CWC women team finished top ten standings in the Nation 4 times; 3rd in 2004, 10th in 2009, 7th in 2011 and 2nd in 2012. The fall of 2012, Lynn changed venues and begin coaching at Cochise College near Douglas, Arizona, where she continues to build a strong women's team nationally. In her 2nd year of rebuilding the program, they qualified a team for the 2014 CNFR where they finished 4th in the Nation and in 2015 Cochise College Women's Team were the Regional Team Champions.  The 2016 women's team dominated the Grand Canyon Region, winning all 10 Regional Rodeos. and finished 8th Nationally.  The 2018 Cochise College women's team finished 8th in the Nation with Maddee Doerr winning Reserve National College Championship in the Goat Tying.


Through constant involvement with coaching elite college competitors, Lynn continues to develop her teaching techniques as well as reinforce the importance of mastering basics skills to be competitive goat tying today.  Lynn instructs 20-30 goat tying clinics throughout the year nationwide, sharing her knowledge, experiences and skills with her students.  From her own success and that of her Better Basics students, THIS TECHNIQUE HAS BEEN PROVEN A WINNER!


Lacey Tech

  • Former Better Basics Student

  • Former College Athlete at Central Wyoming College for coach Smith

  • 2 x CNFR Qualifier

  • National College Champion Goat Tyer, 2012

  • Reserve College National Champion Women's Team member, 2012

  • 5x SDRA Year End & Finals Champion

  • Multiple NRCA Finals & Year End Champion

  • Assistant at Better Basics Goat Tying Clinics past 8 years nationwide

Lacey Tech is a 2 time College National Finals qualifier. In 2011, she won the 3rd round of the CNFR with the fastest time of 5.9 seconds. She picked up where she left off when she returned in 2012, placing in all four rounds and winning the National Intercollegiate Goat Tying Championship. She was a major factor in her team's success placing 7th in 2011 and 2nd in 2012 in the Nation.



Lacey continues to be a top competitor in the South Dakota Rodeo Association and the Northwest Cowboys Rodeo Association where she competes throughout the summer. She is a multiple year end and finals winner in the goat tying in both associations. She also helps run her family's cow/calf and pheasant hunting operations in South Dakota. In the winter months, Lacey spends some time in Arizona as a valued asset with the college rodeo team and co-instructing clinics with Lynn nationwide.




Lacey has developed her goat tying skills into pure perfection over the years with hard work and dedication. Thus making her a excellent demonstrator for the Better Basics techniques.  She has showcased her skills on several of the Classic Real Deal You Tube Video Tips as well as the latest Better Basics Advanced Goat Tying Instructional Video.  She has a straight forward style of teaching that is very effective among clinic and college students alike.

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