Eastern Wyoming College Brings Home Regional Championship
May 15, 2006
TORRINGTON, WY - EWC bull rider Willie Grimm, Harrison, NE, is the 2006 Central Rocky Mountain Region champion. Grimm led the standings most of the season and was crowned regional champion at the Central Wyoming College rodeo held in Riverton over the weekend.
Bull riding team mate Kyle Lozier, Williams Lake, BC came in a close second behind Grimm and captured the reserve champion title.
Jayce Johnson, Alliance, NE, finished the year as the reserve champion tie-down roper. His horse, "Doctor Post" was honored as the Central Rocky Mountain Region Men's horse of the year. Saddle bronc rider Derek Kenner, Woodlake, NE was also the reserve champion in his event.
EWC rodeo coach Jake Clark was awarded the honor of Coach of the Year for this region.
Coach Clark was very pleased with his student's performances. "I am very proud of these students. They worked hard all year and it paid off. I look for them all to be very strong competitors at the college finals in Casper."
All of these students will go on to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR), June 11-17, in Casper, WY. The top three qualifiers in each event for each region advance to compete at the CNFR.