Posts from September, 2015

EWC men’s team capture team title at Chadron rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College men’s rodeo team won the team title at the second rodeo of their fall season.  The Lancers were in Chadron, Nebraska for the annual Chadron State College rodeo.

“The men are competing really well and making smart runs.  It was great to win the CSC rodeo,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “That puts us in a good position in the team standings.”

Capturing their second championship title in a row were the freshman team roping team of Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and partner Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY.  They won the rodeo with a time of 14.6 seconds on two steers.

Blaine Finney, sophomore, Ainsworth, NE and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, ND finished in 4th place in the average.  Also qualifying for the short round were the teams of Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College and JJ Skarohlid, freshman, Cheyenne, WY and partner Colby Anders who rodeos for Chadron.

In the tie down roping, three Lancers qualified for the short round and finished 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.  They were AJ Freeman, sophomore, Dunning, NE; Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY and freshman JJ Skarohlid, Cheyenne, WY.

Sophomore Tanner Freeman, Dunning, NE, was second in the steer wrestling with a time of 12.4 seconds on two steers.  Teammate Danny Manning, sophomore, Hemingford, NE, was 5th in the first round.

In the goat tying, sophomore Rylee Rutten, Colome, SD, qualified for the short round.

The next rodeo for the Lancers will be in Sheridan, WY, September 25-27.

EWC golfers win Lamar tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team just returned from the Lamar, Colorado golf tournament with their fourth straight win of this fall season.  The team posted a two-day total of 612, just 3 strokes ahead of second place McCook Community College at 615.

“I am happy that we won our 4th consecutive tourney.  It’s not easy to start out winning the first 4 tournaments but the guys have found a way to do it.  I am extremely proud of them and the way they face challenges head on,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “We have two more tournaments this fall but we have already placed ourselves in a good position heading into the spring season.”

Individual scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Logan Harrison, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY – 153, tied 4th
Adrian Torres, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 153, tied 4th
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 154, tied 6th
Ryder Velasquez, freshman, South Ogden, UT – 154, tied 6th
Denton Shaw, freshman, Lusk, WY – 164

The Lancers will travel to LaJunta, Colorado to compete in the Otero Junior College hosted tournament on September 24-25.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR/First Aid/Basic Life Support for medical personnel

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR/Basic Life Support for medical personnel on Tuesday September 29 from 5:00-9:00 pm. This course is designed for medical personnel for initial or renewal of certification. This class will be held in the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45.

The CPR/First Aid class will be held on Thursday October 1 from 5:00 -9:00 pm. This class will also be held in the Community Training Center and will cost $45. Participants will be certified in both CPR and First Aid by the American Heart Association. Teachers, coaches, early childhood providers and all are welcome.

To register for these classes, contact Donna White at EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC reports student death

It is with great sadness that Eastern Wyoming College reports student Kira Vickrey, 21, died on Saturday, September 12 at Community Hospital in Torrington, WY.

“We are always deeply saddened by the passing of a student, especially knowing the potential ahead of them.  Kira will be missed.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this very difficult time,” shared EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.

Memorial services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 21, at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Cederholm officiating.

Lancers win two events at season opener rodeo

Dalton Cunningham - Bull Riding Champion

Dalton Cunningham – Bull Riding Champion

The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team kicked off their fall season at the annual rodeo in Riverton, WY hosted by Central Wyoming College.  Several Lancer student-athletes did well and they captured the event title in the team roping and bull riding.

“Finishing with a couple of event titles at the CWC rodeo was a great way to start our season,” shared coach Jake Clark.

In the team roping, the freshman team of Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY won with a two-head time of 15.2 seconds.  Also qualifying for the short go in the team roping were sophomore Cody Lane, Torrington, WY and partner Tyus Olson, freshman, Mud Butte, SD; Gunner Walker, freshman, Arthur, NE, and partner Kade Pinneo, freshman, Leigh, NE; Sophomore Blaine Finney, Ainsworth, NE, and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, ND; and sophomore Cody Colman, O’Neill, NE who ropes with Tate Mathis who competes for LCCC.  Lane and Olson were 4th in the first go round and Walker and Pinneo were 5th.

Riley Curuchet and Denton Shaw - Team Roping Champions

Riley Curuchet and Denton Shaw – Team Roping Champions

Dalton Cunningham, sophomore, Bloomfield, NE, won the bull riding with a two day total of 149 on two bulls.  He was third in the first round and won the short round with a score of 73.

Three EWC competitors qualified for the short round in the tie down roping.  Blaine Finney, finished 5th in the average. Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO, and teammate AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE, finished 7th and 8th respectively in the average.  Schnaufer was 4th in the first round.

Sophomore Caden Paker, Sturgis, SD, qualified for the short round in the steer wrestling.

The Lancer rodeo team will travel to Chadron, NE to compete September 18-20.

EWC to offer Social Media Marketing for the small business owner class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Social Media Marketing class for the small business owner that will be held on Mondays and Thursdays , beginning  September 21 through October 1, from 6:30-8:30 pm. The cost of this class is $45.

Upon completion of this hands-on class you will have a strong foundation and understanding of the different social media avenues, how to read and understand social media analytics, and how you can use social media to better market your business. Terms such as trending, geotargeting, selfie, and hashtag will no longer be foreign to you, Twitter and Facebook will move from a family and friend communication tool to an integral part of your business marketing. You will find the social media network that fits you and your business. This is the perfect class for established as well as start-up businesses

To register for this class or any other class contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC to offer Welding: Farm & Home Repair, Hobby class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a hobby welding class that will be held on Saturdays, beginning September 19 through October 10, from 8:00am-12:00 pm. The cost of this class is $75.

Whether you have no, little or some welding knowledge, this class can meet your needs for simple welding in the home or on the ranch or farm. You will be introduced to a variety of welding processes and welding power sources. There will be opportunity for hands-on experience. Please wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves. Loaner welding gloves and helmet will be available, but if you have your own, bring them.

To register for this class or any other class contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces upcoming Acupressure class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering an Acupressure class that will be held on Saturday, September 26, from 12:30-4:30 pm. The cost of this class is $45/individual and the deadline for registration is September 21.

Acupressure is an ancient healing art using the fingers to gradually press key healing points which stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. In this class participants will be given a brief overview of the “body’s energy systems” and will learn specific gentle, non-invasive techniques to assist their bodies in gaining and maintaining balance. Some of the techniques will include a daily body balancing “maintenance” technique, a “centering” technique that is simple and can be used to alleviate stress and maintain one’s balance in stressful situations, a technique that is helpful in alleviating sinus pressure, and a technique to reduce back tension and promote deep relaxation. During practice of these techniques, participants will be on floor mats, so bring a pillow to provide support for your head and neck. Bring a friend, spouse or partner, get a discount

To register for this class contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 by September 22.

 

EWC Highlights Upcoming Finding Peace Meditation class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Peace of Mind Meditation class that will be held on Wednesday, September 23, from 6:30-8:00 pm. This class will be held at the Torrington campus in Tebbet room 131 and will cost $15.

The natural state of mind is peaceful happiness. However, certain types of thoughts arise in our mind and disturb that peace. These thoughts, called “delusions” in Buddhism, are anger, uncontrolled desire, jealousy, and so forth. Whenever our mind has these delusions, it becomes unsettled. In this class we will learn how delusions arise in our mind, so that we can prevent them. There is no greater way to find peace of mind. The instructor for this class is American Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Rinzin and will begin with a guided relaxation meditation practice.

To register for this class contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 by September 22.

Lancers win three in a row

Adrian Torres

Adrian Torres

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team won the third tournament of the season making it three in a row for the young team.  EWC had a two-day team total of 592 which was 13 strokes ahead of second place McCook at the annual NJC tournament.

“I am very pleased that all seven of our student-athletes have contributed and step-up to help the team,” shared Coach Zach Smith.  “There is good team chemistry.  We have seven guys and travel with six.  That seventh man has always rooted the team on and checked in with the team to see how they are doing.  That says a lot for these young men and shows you what great individuals they are.”

Individual scores for the Lancers were as follows:
Adrian Torres, freshman, Madrid, Spain – 145, tied 2nd
Logan Harrison, sophomore, Cheyenne, WY – 148, 5th
Ryder Velasquez, freshman, South Ogden, UT – 150, tied 6th
Jaydn Wayment, freshman, Ogden, UT – 150, tied 6th
Eric Lovell, freshman, Greeley, CO – 152, tied 8th

This week the Lancers will travel to Lamar, Colorado.