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Posts from April, 2019

EWC to host Spring Concert

Eastern Wyoming College has announced the Spring Concert will be held Sunday May 5, 2019 at 2 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium.

The concert is free and open to the public and will feature the EWC Community Choir, and Community Band.

Perkins listening session to be held at EWC

Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions will be held throughout Wyoming during April and May. The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) needs input from stakeholders, educators, and parents as the WDE moves forward to develop the Perkins V plan for the next five-year funding cycle.

Listening sessions will be held at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Tebbet room 131, Monday, May 6th. There are three listening sessions from which to choose: 9 am, 1 pm, or 5:30 pm.

For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Aldrich, CTE State Director, at 307.777.3655 or michelle.aldrich@wyo.gov.

EWC golf team wins regional title

2018-2019 Region IX Men’s Golf Champions, EWC Lancers (left-right) JoVin Tan, Kash Kaufman, Mason Hale, Colby Clay, Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, George Elliott, Harry Walch, Coach Zach Smith, RJ Moya, Eric Stevens

2018-2019 Region IX Men’s Golf Champions, EWC Lancers
(left-right) JoVin Tan, Kash Kaufman, Mason Hale, Colby Clay, Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, George Elliott, Harry Walch, Coach Zach Smith, RJ Moya, Eric Stevens

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team has captured the 2018-2019 Region IX title. They accumulated 114 regional points throughout 12 tournaments, 28 points ahead of 2nd place McCook Community College. The Lancers competed in 12 Region IX tournaments, winning 10 of them.

“We finished off a strong year with a great home tournament. The guys have been playing very well since we got into April. George fired a 66 on Friday which ended up being enough to win the overall region individual title,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Harry put together two good rounds to win our home tournament.  Everyone on the team contributed to the Region IX championship this year. It’s been a special team and I hope we can continue this momentum as we head to the NJCAA D1 National Championship. We’ve had tremendous support from the EWC community and Goshen County, thank you so much.”

EWC sophomore George Elliott, Salisbury, England, won the region with 77 points. Teammate Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, Munguia, Spain, placed third in the region with 73 points. Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England was 4th with 72 points. Freshman RJ Moya, Three Rivers, TX, was 9th with 33 points.

The EWC home tournament was the final tournament of the season, held April 25-26. The Lancers won the tournament with a team score of 563. McCook Community College was 2nd with 611.

Walch won the tournament with a two-day total of 137 (68, 69). Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Moya, 70, 71 – 141, 2nd
Kash Kaufman, sophomore, Torrington, WY, 69, 73 – 142, 3rd
JoVin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 71, 72 – 143, tied 4th
Elliott, 77, 66 – 143, tied 4th
Arcelay Fernandez-Meras, 73, 71 – 144, 6th
Mason Hale, freshman, Atkinson, NE, 75, 73 – 148, 7th
Eric Stevens, freshman, Bridgeport, NE, 75, 76 – 151, tied 9th

The Lancers will travel to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men’s Golf Championship tournament held at the Duran Golf Club in Melbourne, FL, May 14-17.

Thompson leads Lancers at Casper College Rodeo

Jacey Thompson

Jacey Thompson

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team competed in the Casper College annual rodeo April 19-21. Sophomore Jacey Thompson, Yoder, WY, won the breakaway roping in her quest for a second qualification to the College National Finals Rodeo.

Thompson split 4th in the first round with a time of 2.8 and won the short round with a 2.4 second run. She won the average for the weekend. In the goat tying, she was 2nd in the first round with a time of 6.8 seconds. Teammate Karissa Rayhill, sophomore, Martin, SD, was 6th in the first round and average of the goat tying.

In the Steer Wrestling, freshman Chadron Coffield, Yuma, CO, tied for 3rd in the average. Talon Mathis, freshman, Atkinson, NE, was 4th in the average. Freshman Teigen Marchant, Newcastle, WY, won the first round with a time of 3.8 seconds.

Sophomore Brendan Butterfield, Richardton, ND, was 2nd in the first round of tie down roping and 4th in the average. Colton Reed, sophomore, Wiley, CO, qualified for the short round.

Ty Chasek, freshman, Mitchell, NE, was 4th in the first round of team roping with partner Cord Roberts, LCCC.

Thompson is currently 1st in the Central Rocky Mountain regional All-Around standings, 2nd in Breakaway Roping, and 4th in Goat Tying. Rayhill is 3rd in Goat Tying. Brooke Glass, sophomore, Sidney, NE, is in a 3-way tie for 8th in the Breakaway Roping. The Women’s team is in 2nd place.

Coffield is leading the regional Tie Down Roping standings and sophomore Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD, is 4th in the Team Roping –Heading standings.

The Lancers will compete in the final rodeo of the season April 26-28 in Laramie, WY. Several student-athletes are in contention for regional titles and CNFR qualifications.

 

EWC wins CWC tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team played in the Central Wyoming College Tournament on April 18-19 where they won with a score of 575. Central Wyoming College was second with 612.

“It was another great tournament for our top 2 regional point leader, sophomores Harry, George, and Gonzalo,” said Coach Zach Smith. “We were able to take the entire team this week and it was great to see everyone play pretty well overall. To take the top 4 spots and get our 10th team win on the season was a great way to head into our home tournament.”

Harry Walch, Staines, England, and George Elliott, Salisbury, England, tied for 1st with a score of 141 (70, 71). Other Lancer scores were as follows:

RJ Moya, Three Rivers, TX, 72, 74 – 146, 3rd
Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain, 73, 74 – 147, 4th
Kash Kaufman, Torrington, WY, 77, 76 – 153, 11th
Mason Hale, Atkinson, NE, 81, 75 – 156, tied 13th
Jo Vin Tan, Taiping, Malaysia, 76, 80 – 156, tied 13th
Eric Stevens, Bridgeport, NE, 84, 73 – 157, 16th
Colby Clay, Laramie, WY, 91, 80 – 171, 28th

The Lancers will finish their season April 25-26 at their home tournament in Torrington.

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

George Elliott

George Elliott

EWC wins Otero tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf Team won the Otero Junior College Tournament held on Friday, April 12th. Because of the weather, the tournament was changed to a one-day, 18 hole event. The Lancers shot a 285. McCook Community College was 2nd with a 293.

“This event was once again reduced to a 1 day, 18 hole event instead of our normal 2 day, 36 hold events because of snow in LaJunta,” said Coach Zach Smith. “The team continued the momentum from the last few tournaments to earn another win. Everyone played well this week which contributed to the 8 stroke victory. I’m looking forward to the tournament in Riverton and our home tournament the next week to close out the season.”

Harry Walch and RJ Moya tied for the tournament win with scores of 70. Walch is a sophomore from Staines, England. Moya is a freshman from Three Rivers, TX. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain, 72 – tied 4th
Mason Hale, Atkinson, NE, 73 – tied 8th
George Elliott, Salisbury, England, 74 – tied 10th
JoVin Tan, Taiping, Malaysia, 75 – tied 13th

The Lancers will travel to Riverton, WY to play in the Central Wyoming College tournament April 18-19.

RJ Moya

RJ Moya

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

EWC SkillsUSA welding fabrication team wins first at state competition

The Eastern Wyoming College SkillsUSA Welding Fabrication teams competed in the state Weld Fabrication competition that was held at Gillette College April 5-6. Gillette College hosts the state’s Welding Fabrication and Diesel Mechanics competitions for SkillsUSA.

(left to right) Ridge Anderson, Jacob Fogg, and Spencer Kellner with their winning project and trophy.

Team #1 (left to right) Ridge Anderson, Jacob Fogg, and Spencer Kellner with their winning project and trophy.

EWC Team # 1 members were: Spencer Kellner, Cheyenne, WY; Jacob Fogg, Cheyenne, WY; and Ridge Anderson, Dunning, NE. EWC Team #2 members were: Chris Zamora, Douglas, WY; Tyler Workman, Cheyenne, WY; and Brady Kersey, Gordon, NE.

Team #1 was awarded the gold medal for 1st place post-secondary team in Welding Fabrication. Team #2 placed 5th with a great project and great teamwork.

“We really had great success and will have students returning next year to compete again,” said Stan Nicolls, EWC Welding and Machining Instructor and SkillsUSA advisor.

The 1st place team, Team #1, will advance to compete at the National SkillsUSA competition which will be held in Louisville, KY, June 24-28.

The next SkillsUSA Leadership Conference will be held in Casper April 15-17 where EWC will have 5 individual welding students competing in a skills test of cutting and welding as well as taking a written test and participating in a job interview competition.

EWC Team #1 and Team #2 competitors (left to right) Chris Zamora, Spencer Kellner, Ridge Anderson, Tyler Workman, Jacob Fogg, Brady Kersey, and Stan Nicolls, Advisor

EWC Team #1 and Team #2 competitors (left to right) Chris Zamora, Spencer Kellner, Ridge Anderson, Tyler Workman, Jacob Fogg, Brady Kersey, and Stan Nicolls, Advisor

EWC recognizing student athletes at annual athletic banquet

The Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Department will hold the annual Athletic Banquet on Tuesday, April 16, 6 pm at the Bucking Horse Steakhouse.

EWC 2018-2019 student athletes will be recognized and honored for their accomplishments. The EWC Lancer Club will be providing dinner. All fans are invited to join.

For more information, contact Tom Andersen, Athletic Director at 307.532.8321.Eastern Wyoming College - Athletic Banquet 2019

Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions at EWC have been canceled

Due to the weather closure at Eastern Wyoming Community College, the Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions that were scheduled for today, April 11, 2019 at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington have been canceled. I will let you know when we have rescheduled the meetings, which we hope will be sometime in early May.  You are also welcome to attend any other Perkins V stakeholder listening sessions being held throughout the state.

EWC Weather Release

Due to the weather Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Douglas will be closed today, Thursday, April 11, 2019. This includes all campus activities and the Fitness Center. The College will resume normal hours and activities on Friday, April 12.