The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently returned from the annual Colorado State University hosted rodeo held in Fort Collins, CO. Several members of the men’s team placed at the rodeo and advanced in the regional standings.
“We had a great showing at the CSU Rodeo. The men’s team put themselves back in the running for a CNFR qualification,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “We had several students compete well and move up in the standings. The last two rodeos will be very competitive and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.”
Sophomore Danny Manning, Hemingford, NE, won the steer wrestling with a total time of 10.3 seconds on two steers. Teammate AJ Freeman, sophomore, Dunning, NE, was second in the first round and 6th in the average. Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD, was 3rd in the first round.
In the tie down roping, Torrington native Logan Milligan, sophomore, won the short round and finished the weekend in 2nd place in the average. Tyus Olson, freshman, Mud Butte, SD, placed 4th in the first round and 3rd in the short round to end the weekend in 4th place in the average. Teammates Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY, each qualified for the short round.
The freshman team roping team of Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY and partner Denton Shaw, Lusk, WY, won the first round and were second in the short round for a second place finish in the average. This team continues to lead the team roping in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings. Packer and partner Syerra Christensen, LCCC, were 6th in the average in the team roping.
Freshman breakaway roper Brittany Eymer, Spearfish, SD, split 3rd and 4th in the first round.
The Lancer Rodeo team will compete in the Casper College hosted rodeo April 15-17.
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