May 5, 2011
TORRINGTON, WY –
Gering native Riley Pruitt, freshman, will represent Eastern Wyoming College at the College National Finals Rodeo to be held in Casper, Wyoming in June. Pruitt consistently lead the Central Rocky Mountain standing in the tie down roping all year and finished with a regional championship.
EWC Rodeo Coach Jake Clark shared the following comments, “Riley is very talented and works hard to stay at the top of his game. I’m proud of his accomplishments his freshman year. He is an outstanding individual and team member.”
The Lancer Rodeo team just concluded their season in Laramie at the final rodeo hosted by the University of Wyoming.
EWC freshman Tee Hale, White Owl, SD, won the steer wrestling with an overall time of 7.5 seconds on two steers.
Troy Wilcox, sophomore, Red Owl, SD finished the weekend in 2nd place in the tie down roping with at total time of 21.9 seconds on two runs.
Sophomore Charlie Opela, Stapleton, NE, put together two great runs with a total time of 5.8 seconds, landing her in 4th place for the weekend.
At the conclusion of the rodeo season, contestants and officials selected the Lancer Rodeo at the Central Rocky Mountain Region “Rodeo of the Year.” This production is put on by members of the EWC rodeo with support from the EWC faculty and staff and the Goshen County Community.
“It is an honor to be selected as rodeo of the year. It is a great compliment to the College and the community,” added Clark.