Yates kicks off the fall rodeo season with a win

Sophomore team roper Trey Yates from Pueblo, CO started off the fall rodeo season by winning the long go around with partner Brit Ellerman who is a member of the UW rodeo team. The pair went on to win the short go around at the Central Wyoming College rodeo with a time of 7.2 seconds.

Teammates Tate Benson, freshman, Scobey, MT and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, ND were second at the rodeo. Also qualifying for the short go round of team roping were Trevor Schnaufer, freshman, Pueblo, CO with partner Clint Buringa, UW; Levi O’Keefe, sophomore, Mohall, ND with partner Brady Wakefield, GC; freshman Logan Milligan with partner Joby Barquin, CC; and Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD and partner Syerra Christensen, LCCC.

In the bull riding, sophomore Dalton Cunningham, Bloomfield, NE, won the rodeo with a 77 point bull ride.

Steer wrestler Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE, was 8th in the long go around and finished the rodeo in 7th place in the average.

Sophomore Bailey Schaack, Hyannis, NE, was 8th in the barrel racing.

“Our men’s team competed very well this weekend and earned quite a few points. We are still a long ways from our best rodeo though,” added Coach Jake Clark. “We were very strong in the team roping with quite a few earning points in that event. Dalton is coming off of an injury from last year to win the bull riding at the first rodeo. It is great to see that. We struggled on the women’s side at this first rodeo, but we have some great talent and they will compete well.”