|Derek Weinreis & Levi O’Keeffe|
A win at Lancer Rodeo has placed Derek Weinreis and Levi O’Keeffe squarely at the top of the Central Rocky Mountain regional team roping standings. The North Dakota team won the first round with at time of 8.1 seconds. They turned in the exact same time in the short round to win the average with a total time of 16.2 on two steers.
Fellow teammates Allie Grant, freshman, Wheatland, WY and partner Trevor Blomenkamp, freshman, Broadwater, NE, finished fifth in the first round of the team roping.
In the steer wrestling, Troy Wilcox, sophomore, Red Owl, SD, was fifth in the first round with a time of 7.0 seconds. Dustin Dailey, freshman, Long Pine, NE, qualified for the short round as well.
Josh Davison, freshman, Miles City, MT, qualified for the short round in the saddle bronc riding.
In the barrel race, Michaella Lay, freshman, Torrington, won second in the first round, second in the second round and second in the average. Kailee Koltiska, freshman, Glenrock, WY, finished fourth in the first round and ended the weekend in fifth place in the average.
“We have several members of our men’s team working toward a CNFR qualification and they have a good shot at getting it. There are now two rodeos left and it will be an exciting finish to the season,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “I was pleased to see Michaella do so well in the barrels at her hometown rodeo. It was a great weekend.”
The EWC men’s team is still on top of the team standings for the region with 3433 points. They are followed by the University of Wyoming in second place with 3230 points.
The team will next travel and compete in the annual Casper College rodeo on April 19th-21st.
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