Rayhill wins goat tying at Gillette College Rodeo

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Karissa Rayhill

Karissa Rayhill

Freshman Karissa Rayhill continues her quest for a College National Finals Rodeo qualification with a top finish in the goat tying at the Gillette College Rodeo. The Martin, SD native finished 2nd in the first round with a time of 6.9 seconds, 1st in the short round and 1st in the average with a total time of 13.7 seconds. This win has placed Rayhill at the top of the goat tying in Central Rocky Mountain regional standings where she has accumulated 507 points.

Teammate Libby Winchell, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE split 6th in the first round, was 4th in the short round to finish 5th in the average of the goat tying. Freshman Jacey Thompson, Yoder, WY, also qualified for the short round. Thompson is sitting 4th in the regional standings and Winchell is 12th.

Thompson also qualified for the short round in the barrel racing by placing 6th in the first round.

Sophomore Tanielle Arneson, Enning, SD, qualified for the short round of the team roping with partner Rhett Fanning from Gillette College.

The Lady Lancers finished the Gillette Rodeo in 3rd place in the team standings with 243.3 points.

Sophomore Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD, won 3rd in the average of the steer wrestling. He was 4th in the first round, and 2nd in the short round with a total time of 11.1 seconds on two. Schuelke is sitting 3rd in the regional standings of the steer wrestling.

Canton Afdahl, sophomore, Torrington, WY, split 4th in the first round of the tie down roping, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average.

“Our women’s team continues to have strong rodeos and I feel like we are just getting more confident each week,” said Coach Jake Clark.

The Lancers will host their hometown rodeo in Torrington, on March 23, 24 & 25. The Lancers partner with KGOS/KERM for the 2nd annual Trade Show held in the Rendezvous Center during the rodeo.

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