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EWC dominates LCCC rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team finished the fall season with a top showing at the annual Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo held over the weekend in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The Lancer team ropers finished in four of the top five spots. Winning the team roping were the sophomore team of Wyatt Mann, Box Elder, SD and Carson Musick, Pierre, SD. In second place was the team of Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE and sophomore Casey Packer, Sturgis, SD. Cody Colman, sophomore, O’Neill, NE and Shane Friede, sophomore, Loveland, CO finished the weekend in 3rd place. Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming won the long round of the team roping and finished the weekend in fifth place in the average.

Freshman tie down roper Logan Milligan, Torrington, won the long round and placed seventh in the average. Teammates Mann and Colman finished in fourth and sixth place in the average respectively.

In the steer wrestling sophomore Austin Willey, Bayard, NE was third in the long round and fourth in the average. AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE and Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE each also qualified for the top ten short round.

Sophomore breakaway roper Becca Kartak, Colome, SD, qualified for the top ten short round with a time of 3.5 seconds.

Lindsey Goulet, sophomore, Mohall, ND, was third in the first round of the barrel racing. Teammate Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE also qualified for the top ten short round.

In the goat tying, sophomore Shai Schaefer, Torrington, was fifth in the average for the weekend. Jordan Hagedorn, sophomore, West Point, NE, qualified for the short round.

Lancers sitting well in regional standings for the Central Rocky Mountain Region are as follows:
• Men’s team – 4th place
• Men’s all-around led by Trey Yates
• Bull Riding – Dalton Cunningham, 6th
• Tie-Down Roping – Trey Yates, 4th; Cody Colman, 9th
• Steer Wrestling – AJ Freeman, 4th
• Team Roping Header – Blaine Finney, 2nd; Logan Milligan, 3rd; Wyatt Mann, 5th; Tate Benson, 7th; Dustin Dailey, 9th
• Team Roping Heeler – Trey Yates, 1st; Denum Santero, 2nd; Levi O’Keeffe, 4th; Carson Musick, 5th; Cotey Hansen, 7th; Casey Packer, 9th
• Barrel Racing – Lindsey Goulet, 8th
“The Lancers dominated the team roping this weekend,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “We had some students finish strong at the last rodeo of the fall season. The women’s team is starting to come on. We have several students in the top of the standings going into the spring half of the season.”

EWC Highlights date change in upcoming Gluten-Free Pasta & Dessert Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced that the Gluten-Free Pasta & Dessert class will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 6 to 8:00 pm in the kitchen at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington. The cost for this class is $21.

Going gluten free does not mean you have to give up your favorite pasta dish or dessert. Join Tiffanie Lofink in this hands-on class in which you will make a delicious gluten free dish or two while you learn a lot about gluten-free menu planning and how important it is to go beyond looking for “gluten-free” on the label. Bring lidded storage containers to take home your creations.

Tiffanie and her family eat totally gluten free and still enjoy meal time. This is a great class for anyone concerned about gluten in their diet, whether it is due to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or weight control.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

Senator Mike Enzi visits EWC


Eastern Wyoming College welding student Taylor Rewarts from Cheyenne Wyoming shows Senator Mike Enzi a Dual Shield Flux Cored Arc Weld that was a vertical up 3/8″ bend test on Thursday October 9. Senator Enzi made a stop in Torrington and toured the EWC Welding & Machine Tooling facility. The senator shared with the students and instructors the value of technical education in Wyoming.

EWC will host British documentary film maker and author

Eastern Wyoming College Library and Community Education will host British documentary film maker and author Tim Slessor at the Torrington, Wyoming campus on October 24, 2014. The program will be at 12:00 pm in Tebbet room 131 and is part of Chadron State College’s pilot Practitioner-in-Residence program. This presentation is free and open to the public.

In 1957, Tim Slessor joined the BBC as a trainee. Within a few years he was making films all over the world – in Australia, India, Africa, Europe, and, not least, in the US. It was his growing fascination with the American West that led him in 1965 to take a year’s “time out”- to teach English at Chadron State College.

On returning to the BBC, he worked on more documentaries across the world, including several in Alistair Cooke’s “America” series. For these and other programs he received a Peabody Award and a citation from the Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, something of which he says, “I am enormously proud.” In time, he became the Deputy Head of BBC’s General Documentaries Department. But in 1990, tired of sending other people on the interesting assignments, Tim turned to freelance work, writing for various magazines and directing/producing for Channel Four, NBC, and the National Geographic. Even more recently he has written a book, More Than Cowboys which will be available for purchase and autograph. He hopes it might be seen as his homage to the West, and to its people. This book will be available for purchase and autograph.

Slessor’s presentation is titled Immigrants and he will begin discussing his fascination with the American West and examining some of the points where the UK and the US have their similarities, and their differences. He will share stories of westward settlement, particularly, and not too surprisingly, where those tales concern immigrants from Britain.

For more information, please contact Donna White, Community Education Director at 307.532.8323.

EWC to hold Recital and Fall Concert in Torrington

The Eastern Wyoming College music department has announced the Fall Recital on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington. The recital will feature John Cline, Ron Laher, Dr. Kathy Moriarty, Don and Vivien Hills and Janet and Jeanne Howard. This recital is free and open to the public.

The fall concert will be held on October 29th at 7 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington and will feature the EWC Collegiate Chorale, EWC Community Choir, EWC College/Community Band and EWC Jazz Combo.

This performance will be conducted by EWC music instructor Michael DeMers accompanied by Janet Howard and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mr. DeMers at 307.532.8368.

EWC golf posters now available

golf poster 2014-2015

The Eastern Wyoming College men’s golf team posters will be available beginning Friday, October 10th at the “Volleyball Dig Pink Night” while supplies last.

“The EWC Golf Poster turned out amazing. We are very proud of our team and we look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming games,” said Athletic Director David Vondy.

The Lancers will hold a Dig Pink event at their home game on October 10th. The Lancers Golf Team will be there for a chance to “Meet the Lancers” and to sign posters in the lobby prior to the EWC vs Northwest game. Additionally, the Eastern Wyoming Boosters will have T-shirts to throw out to the crowd.

“We had a great golf season this fall. We look forward to the spring season. With five sophomores on the team we will be looking for a big recruiting class,” said Coach Zach Smith.

Those interested in learning more about EWC Golf Program should contact Coach Zach Smith at 307.575.5235 or by email at

EWC Highlights change in upcoming Self Defense class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has had to change the date for the Basic Self-Defense for Women class. This class will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Torrington Police Department/Lincoln Center. The cost of this class is $19.

WOMEN, LADIES, GIRLS: take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime—the more prepared you are, the less likely you will need to defend yourself. This class is designed to increase your personal level of awareness, thus reducing the chance you will find yourself in a compromising situation, whether it be at home, in a parking lot, or out jogging. Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated with opportunity for practice. Additional practice sessions can be scheduled for those interested.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

Lancer men’s rodeo team wins Lamar rodeo


Trey Yates

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently returned from the Lamar college rodeo with a championship for the men’s team.

“The men’s team gained some ground after winning at Lamar.  They were led by Trey Yates who won the team roping and tie down roping and AJ Freeman who won the steer wrestling,” shared EWC Rodeo Coach Jake Clark.  “We have some great talent both in our returning student athletes and in our freshman athletes.  We look forward to concluding the fall season with a strong performance this weekend.”

The EWC men’s team is currently in third place in the regional standings behind Gillette College and the University of Wyoming.

In the tie down roping, Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO, won the average with a total time on two rounds of 23.2 seconds.  Teammate AJ Freeman also qualified for the short round.

AJ Freeman

Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE, topped the steer wrestling with a time of 10.2 seconds in two rounds.  Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE, also qualified for the short round.

Yates and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming won the team roping.  EWC freshman Logan Milligan, Torrington, WY and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College, were third in the average followed by teammates Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and partner Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE, who were fourth in the average.  Freeman and partner Tanner Freeman, freshman, Valentine, NE also qualified for the short round.

In the barrel racing, sophomore Lindsey Goulet, Mohall, ND, won the first round.  Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE, was sixth in the average.

The final rodeo of the fall season will take place October 10-12 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

EWC Volleyball Team to host “Dig Pink” game for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer Volleyball team will be hosting their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game on Friday, October 10 at 7 pm. Banner Health Torrington Community Hospital is helping sponsor this fun night with EWC and Torrington High School and will be serving hotdogs, chips, cookies and pop to everyone who attends the games.

All levels of THS Volleyball will be playing Worland High School at EWC starting at 3:00 pm with Freshmen; 4:00 pm JV; 5:00 pmVarsity. The Lady Lancers and Northwest Community College will follow at 7:00 p.m.

T-shirts will be available for $15. Gift baskets made by EWC players will be raffled along with four volleyballs signed by all the teams. All proceeds will go to the Preceptor Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

Meet the Lancers Golf Team prior to the Lady Lancers game and get an autographed poster.

“EWC Volleyball would like to invite the Lancer Community to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending Dig Pink 2014! And support this important cause,” said Coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Lancer golf team takes second at NJC tournament

golf poster 2014-2015

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team recently traveled to Sterling, Colorado to compete in the NJC tournament where they brought home a second place finish with a score of 625.

“Our guys gave a great run Friday in an effort to catch Southeast Community College but came up short by 5 strokes to take second place. We finished the fall season in second place in our region as a team with several golfers in the top 10,” shared Coach Zach Smith. “Aaron Nirider is sitting in 4th place for the season while Josh Wilson, and Logan Harrison are tied for 8th. The guys will continue to practice as weather permits in the fall and continue to work hard in the classroom.”

Sophomore Aaron Nirider, Riverton, WY, finished the two-day tournament with a score of 149 which earned him second place honors.

Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:
Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, UT – 153, 5th place
Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 155, tied for 7th
Cam Taylor, freshman, Chubbuck, ID – 159
Deyton Klein, sophomore, Holyoke, CO – 168
Chandler Meeboer, sophomore, Casper, WY – 172

This tournament concludes the fall season for the Lancers. The spring tournaments will kick off the end of March.