Lancers compete well at hometown rodeo

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Breakaway Roping freshman, Bailey Schaack, Hyannis, NE was 2nd in the first round with 3.7, 2nd in the short round with a 3.9 second run and 2nd in the average with 7.6 seconds on the two runs. Fellow teammate Allie Grant, freshman, Wheatland, WY also qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping.

In the steer wrestling, AJ Freeman, freshman, Dunning, NE, finished sixth in the first round with a 7.9 second run which qualified him for the short round competition.

Saddle Bronc rider Lane Hall, sophomore from Winner, SD, was 4th in the short round with 68 points and finished 4th in the average.

Tyler Thorson, sophomore, Towner, ND finished 3rd in the average in Tie Down Roping with 25.2 seconds on two head. Sophomore, Shane Suchy, Tyron, NE, finished 4th in the average with 25.3 seconds on two head and freshman, Wyatt Mann, Box Elder, SD finished third in the first round with an 11.4 second run which qualified him for the short round.

Freshman Trey Yates, Pueblo, CO, partnered with Brit Ellerman of the University of Wyoming in team roping. They were 4th in the 1st round with a 9.4 second run and 3rd in the average with 22.5 seconds on two head. The teams of Cody Colman, freshman, O’Neill, NE and Ty Sierks, of Brewster, NE and Kody Haas, freshman, Alt, CO, and Shane Friede, freshman, Johnstown, CO also qualified for the short round in Team Roping.

“We had great crowds and it was a great weekend of rodeo. Several of our team members moved up in the standings. I am looking forward to the next three rodeos,” said Coach Jake Clark.

The team will next travel and compete in the annual Colorado State University rodeo on April 11th-13th.

Lancer Rodeo Team kicks off season at Gillette College Rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team kicked off the spring rodeo season at the annual Gillette College rodeo.

“We had a good weekend and the men’s team moved up one spot in the standings. They are now in 3rd place,” shared coach Jake Clark. “We have a small break now and will compete next at our own hometown rodeo. We are all looking forward to that.”

In the team roping, the sophomore team of Derek Weinreis, Beach, ND and Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND finished the weekend in 2nd place in the average. They start out this spring season in first place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings.

Trae Kautzman, sophomore, Kindred, ND and partner Brody Serres from UW tied for 2nd in the first go round. Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE and partner Casey Packer, freshman, Sturgis, SD qualified for the short go.

In the tie down roping, Carson Musick, freshman, Pierre, SD was 3rd in the first go, 4th in the short go and 4th in the average for the weekend. Teammates AJ Freeman, freshman, Dunning, NE and Tyler Thorson, sophomore, Towner, ND each qualified for the short go as well.

Josh Davison, sophomore, Miles City, MT, was second in the saddle bronc riding average after placing 3rd in the first go and 2nd in the short go.

In the goat tying, sophomore Sadie Gjermundson, sophomore, Halliday, ND, was 3rd in the first go and 4th in the short go and average.

Barrel racer Kailee Koltiska, sophomore, Glenrock, WY, finished the weekend in 6th place in the average.

Shayna Nagel, freshman, Springfield, SD, qualified for the short go in the breakaway roping.

The next rodeo for the team will be Lancer Rodeo in Torrington on April 4-6.