Rayhill wins three regional titles
The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team competed in their final rodeo of the spring season which was held in Laramie, WY and hosted by the University of Wyoming. Team members finished the weekend strong, winning four average titles for the rodeo including all around cowgirl, goat tying, steer wrestling and barrel racing.
For the year-end, Lancer Rodeo Cowgirl Karissa Rayhill won three regional titles. Rayhill is the 2022 Central Rocky Mountain Region All-Around Cowgirl, the 2022 CRMR Goat Tying Champion, and the 2022 CRMR Barrel Racing Champion. She will represent Lancer Rodeo at the 2022 College National Finals Rodeo in June.
“I’m really pleased with how the team did this weekend,” said Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo Coach Jake Clark. “Karissa stayed consistent in the barrels and came from behind to win the regional title. We took away four titles from the UW rodeo.”
“It was great to see many team members finish strong and end the year like this,” Clark continued.
Lancer Rodeo Team Results from UW Rodeo April 22-24:
Karissa Rayhill, Martin, Sourh Dakota: All-Around Cowgirl, Barrel Racing Average winner (1st in long round with a 14.51, 2nd in short round with a 14.52 and 1st in average with a 28.93 seconds on two runs). Rayhill also placed 5th in the team roping average with partner Seth Shorb (EWC alumni) of Chadron State College
Hanna Huffman, Burwell, Neb.: Goat Tying Champion (1st in long round with a 7.0 second run, 2nd in short round with a 7.0 second run and 1st in average with 14.0 seconds on two)
Trayton Travnicek, Minatare, Neb.: Steer Wrestling Champion (1st in long round with a 5.1 second run, 1st in short round with a 5.1 second run, 1st in average with a 10.2 on two)
Tegun Spring, Wall, South Dakota: 3rd in average in steer wrestling with a 12.9 on 2 (won 4th in long round with a 5.6 second run)