EWC team ropers bring home top spots from CSC rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently competed in the Chadron State College rodeo held in Chadron, Nebraska where EWC team ropers finished in three of the top ten spots.

Sophomore team roper Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND and partner Brady Wakefield, Gillette College, won the team roping with a time of 13.0 seconds on two rounds. Torrington freshman Logan Milligan and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College, were second in the average with a time of 15.0 seconds. Fifth in the average were the team of Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE.

AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE was third in the steer wrestling and third in the tie down roping.

Teammate Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE was 7th in the steer wrestling.

Sophomore Bailey Schaack, Hyannis, NE, qualified for the short round in the barrel racing and teammate Shai Schaefer, sophomore, Torrington, WY qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping.

“The men’s team had another good weekend. Return champion Levi O’Keeffe won the rodeo. Good to see Levi off to a great start again. He is very talented and has a good partner,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “Sophomore AJ Freeman had a great rodeo placing high in two events. We still haven’t had our best rodeo but are good in the standings.”

The Lancer rodeo team will travel to Sheridan, Wyoming for their next competition.