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EWC to hold advising and registration day in Wheatland

Eastern Wyoming College - Registration DaysEastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Wheatland Outreach office, 1150 Pine Street.

Mike Durfee, EWC Outreach Coordinator, will be at the Wheatland Outreach from 9:15 am to 3:30 pm to advise students for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Wheatland Outreach office at 307.322.2433.

EWC to hold advising and registration day in Newcastle

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on November 8, 2016 at the Newcastle Outreach office, 116 Casper, Avenue.

Mike Durfee, Outreach Coordinator, will be at the Newcastle Outreach from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm to advise students for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Newcastle Outreach office at 307.746.3603

EWC to hold advising and registration day in Moorcroft

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on November 2, 2016 at the Moorcroft Outreach, #47 Country Lane.

Mike Durfee, Outreach Coordinator, will be in Moorcroft from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm to advise students for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Moorcroft Outreach office at 307.756.9800.

EWC wraps up fall rodeo season with a team roping championship

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo Team concluded the fall season in Cheyenne at the annual Shawn Dubie Memorial rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College.

Freshman Bryer Wadhams, Pueblo, CO and partner Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, also from Pueblo, won the team roping average with a total time of 13.7 seconds on two steers.  Wadhams and Schnaufer had a great fall season and are sitting in third place in the Central Rocky Mountain team roping standings.

Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo @ LCCC - Cheyenne, WyomingEWC had three other teams of team ropers in the short round finals at the rodeo.  Braden Pirrung, freshman, Hartford, SD and partner JD Kirwan, Gillette College were 5th in the average.  At 6th in the average was the team of Sutton Adams, freshman, Dell Rapids, SD and partner Jaden Clark, University of Wyoming.  Sophomores Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY were 6th in the first round.

In the saddle bronc riding, freshman Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, split 3rd/4th in the first round.

Schnaufer also split 3rd/4th/5th in the first round of the tie down roping with a time of 10.5 seconds.

In the breakaway roping, freshman Tanielle Arneson, Enning, SD, qualified for the short round with a time of 2.8 seconds.  She was 5th in the average with a total time of 6.1 seconds.

Sophomore Ballie Mutchler, Whitewood, SD, qualified for the short round in the barrel racing.

“Our team finished the fall season strong on both the men’s and women’s sides,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “If the season ended today we would be taking five students to nationals.  We will work hard all winter and be ready to compete this spring.”

Several Lancers have earned spots in the Central Rocky Mountain region with points earned at the five fall rodeos.  Those student athletes are listed below.

  • Team Roping Header – Braden Pirrung, 1st, 365 points
  • Team Roping Header – Logan Milligan, 2nd, 340 points
  • Team Roping Header – Bryer Wadhams, 3rd, 310 points
  • Team Roping Heeler – Coley Nichols, 2nd, 340 points
  • Team Roping Heeler – Trevor Schnaufer, 3rd, 310 points
  • Saddle Bronc Riding – Wyatt Schuelke, 8th, 170 points
  • Steer Wrestling – Danny Manning, 10th, 160 points

The spring season will begin March 17-19 in Gillette, WY.

EWC Livestock Judging and Show Teams place at Western Junior Livestock Show

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging and Show Teams recently traveled to the Western Junior Livestock Show in Rapid City, SD and brought home awards.

Santiago Ramos receiving his award with his Champion Swine.

Santiago Ramos receiving his award with his Champion Swine.

The thirteen students representing the EWC livestock judging and show teams were Tracy Austin, sophomore, Rozet, WY, ; Angelina Bannan, freshman, Lusk, WY; Lane Barker, freshman, Evanston, WY; Shelby Cranston, sophomore, Moorcroft, WY; Brawley Darby, freshman, Paulden, AZ; Emily Garl, sophomore, Mitchell, NE; Jaxson Heyrend, freshman, Evanston, WY; Hunter Hill, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE; Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Wheatland, WY; Tailyn Miller, sophomore, Cowley, WY; Santiago Ramos, freshman, Bridgeport, NE; Ashley Reese, freshman, Roy, UT; BobAnn Sinks, sophomore, Jordan, UT.

  • Santiago Ramos – Champion swine showman, the hog placed 3rd in its market class, made senior sheep showmanship finals and market lamb placed 2nd.  Santiago was also 3rd high in the Livestock Skill a Thon Contest.
  • Hunter Hill – market hog placed 1st in its class.
  • Jaxson Heyrend – Reserve Champion swine showman, hogs both placed 2nd in their classes.  Jaxson was also 5th high individual in the Meats Evaluation Contest.
  • Tailynn Miller – Market lamb place 2nd in its class.  Feeder lamb placed 6th in its class.
  • Lane Barker – Market lamb placed 1st in its class.  Lane made finals for senior sheep showmanship.

Also, showing were Brawley Darby (lamb) and Tracy Austin (goats).

“I am so proud of this team, they have worked so hard every day and it shows, this was also the first time that Santiago Ramos had shown hogs.” said Livestock Judging Coach, Georgia Younglove.

Lane Barker with his award winning Market Lamb

Lane Barker with his award winning Market Lamb

These livestock judgers served as group leaders, officials and reasons takers for the 4-H Contest. Ashley Johnson, Emily Garl, Shelby Cranston, Tailyn Miller, Hunter Hill, Angelina Bannan, Santiago Ramos, BobAnn Sinks, Brawley Darby, Tracy Austin, and Ashley Reese.

EWC wins team roping at CWC rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo @ Central Wyoming College - Riverton, WyomingThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo Team recently competed in the annual rodeo hosted by Central Wyoming College.  The Lancer men’s team placed third.

“We didn’t have very many students place but I was thrilled for our team to finish high. A couple more rodeos like that and we will be back in the game,” stated Coach Jake Clark.

EWC brought home first place in the team roping with the sophomore team of Logan Milligan, Torrington, WY and Coley Nicholls, Riverton, WY.  They won the average with a total time of 15.0 seconds on two steers.  Teammates Riley Curuchet, sophomore, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY were third in the first round with a time of 7.9 seconds.

Freshman Kyle Chapman, Rock Springs, WY qualified for the short round in the bareback riding.

The Lancers will conclude the fall rodeo season October 14-16 at Laramie County Community College.

EWC competes at Lamar Community College Rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo @ Lamar Community College - Lamar, ColoradoThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team recently traveled to Lamar, CO to compete in the annual rodeo hosted by Lamar Community College.  This was the third rodeo of the fall season for the Lancer athletes.

Torrington team ropers Cody Lane, sophomore and partner Chance Lane, freshman, Torrington, WY, won fourth in the average with a total time of 16.1 seconds on two steers.  Tyus Olsen, sophomore, Mud Butte, SD and partner Brooke Howell, Gillette College, won the first round of the team roping with a time of 5.5 seconds.  Freshman Bryer Wadhams, Pueblo, CO and partner Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO qualified for the short round.

In the steer wrestling, sophomore Danny Manning, Hemingford, NE, was second in the first round with a time of 5.6 seconds.  He finished the weekend 8th in the average.  Teammate Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD, qualified for the short round.

Freshman Kyle Chapman, Rock Springs, WY, qualified for the short round in the bareback riding.

In the goat tying, sophomore Jamie Thompson, Lusk, WY, split 3rd/4th/5th in the first round with a time of 7.9 seconds.  She finished the weekend 5th in the average.

Sophomore Baillie Mutchler, Whitewood, SD, was 6th in the short round of the barrel racing.

The Lancers will compete in Riverton, WY, October 7-9 for the Central Wyoming College rodeo.

 

EWC Hosts 1st Annual Lancer Invitational Debate Tournament

Left to right: Kenna Noble, Haley Lauze, Amber Snyder, not a EWC student but assisted with the debate, James Schock, and Justin Griebe.

Left to right: Kenna Noble, Haley Lauze, Amber Snyder, not a EWC student but assisted with the debate, James Schock, and Justin Griebe.

The Eastern Wyoming College competitive speech and debate team hosted the first annual Lancer Invitational October 7-8 on the EWC campus in Torrington.

More than seventy students from The Colorado College, Colorado Christian University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills State University, Northwest College, Casper College, Western Nebraska Community College, as well as students from EWC competed at the event, with Colorado Christian University winning the event overall.

The Lancer Invitational offered both debate and individual events. Although, both competitive opportunities were provided, EWC students focused on International Public Debate Association (IPDA) style debate, in which students are challenged to select a proposition prior to each debate round and prepare arguments for or against it within thirty minutes.

EWC’s Kenna Noble, freshman, LaGrange, WY and James Schock, sophomore, Yoder, WY, competed in the novice division of the event, and Haley Lauze, sophomore, Green River, WY, and Justin Griebe, sophomore, Torrington, WY competed in the open division. Noble compiled a 3-2 preliminary round record and advanced to quarterfinals against Northwest College, losing the round on a 2-1 decision against the eventual tournament runner-up. Lauze and Schock compiled 2-3 records, losing their final preliminary debates, missing the elimination rounds by one ballot, although Schock earned recognition as the eighth ranked speaker in his division.

The EWC administration, faculty, staff, and students, as well as a number of community members worked hard to facilitate the tournament and judge the events. This dedication sets up the potential for a larger and more competitive 2nd Annual Lancer Invitational for October 6-7 of 2017.

EWC will next travel to the prestigious “Al Johnson Memorial Tournament” held at Colorado College on October 28-30, where Noble and Lauze will compete against the top teams in the nation from Rice University, Washburn University (reigning squad national champion and three time winner of the squad national championship), Lewis and Clark, Texas Tech University (three- time national championship winners), the United States Air Force Academy, as well as a number of regional and national powerhouse programs.

For more information about the Speech and Debate program at EWC, please contact Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director at 307.532.8367.

EWC Debate Program Granted Membership into the Black Hills Debating Union

Dr. Ryan Clark, Black Hills State University, left presents Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director, right a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union.

Dr. Ryan Clark, Black Hills State University, left presents Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director, right a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union.

On October 7, Eastern Wyoming College’s debate team was inducted into the selective Black Hills Debating Union, becoming the first community college to become a part of that public debate format.

Dr. Ryan Clark, Associate Professor of Communication at Black Hills State University, presented Eastern Wyoming College with a certificate of induction into the Black Hills Debating Union, signaling more opportunities for students to develop their public speaking.

“While we are committed to existing national debate styles,” said Jeremy Christensen, the newly appointed communication instructor and Director of Forensics at EWC, “being invited into the Union gives us the opportunity to experiment with applying different rhetorical modes and giving our students, across disciplines, the chance to develop what they have learned in the classroom in a laboratory context against colleagues at four year institutions.”

The first time EWC students will compete in the Union will be November 4 and 5 at Black Hills State University.

For more information about the Speech and Debate program at EWC, please contact Jeremy Christensen, Communications Instructor/Forensics Director at 307.532.8367.

 

EWC invites community to sign CTEC beam

Career and Technical Education CenterEastern Wyoming College has announced that the last steel beam for the Career and Technical Education Center is scheduled to be raised into place on Wednesday, October 19th.  EWC is inviting interested community members to sign this beam before it is raised and set.  The beam will be available for signing outside of the main entrance of the Tebbet building on Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 8 am – 5 pm.  Markers will be available.

For more information please contact EWC at 307.532.8200.