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.