Lancer Rodeo Team kicks off season at Gillette College Rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team kicked off the spring rodeo season at the annual Gillette College rodeo.

“We had a good weekend and the men’s team moved up one spot in the standings. They are now in 3rd place,” shared coach Jake Clark. “We have a small break now and will compete next at our own hometown rodeo. We are all looking forward to that.”

In the team roping, the sophomore team of Derek Weinreis, Beach, ND and Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND finished the weekend in 2nd place in the average. They start out this spring season in first place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings.

Trae Kautzman, sophomore, Kindred, ND and partner Brody Serres from UW tied for 2nd in the first go round. Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE and partner Casey Packer, freshman, Sturgis, SD qualified for the short go.

In the tie down roping, Carson Musick, freshman, Pierre, SD was 3rd in the first go, 4th in the short go and 4th in the average for the weekend. Teammates AJ Freeman, freshman, Dunning, NE and Tyler Thorson, sophomore, Towner, ND each qualified for the short go as well.

Josh Davison, sophomore, Miles City, MT, was second in the saddle bronc riding average after placing 3rd in the first go and 2nd in the short go.

In the goat tying, sophomore Sadie Gjermundson, sophomore, Halliday, ND, was 3rd in the first go and 4th in the short go and average.

Barrel racer Kailee Koltiska, sophomore, Glenrock, WY, finished the weekend in 6th place in the average.

Shayna Nagel, freshman, Springfield, SD, qualified for the short go in the breakaway roping.

The next rodeo for the team will be Lancer Rodeo in Torrington on April 4-6.

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