Two Chadron State College contestants won firsts in their events at the Laramie County Community College rodeo in Cheyenne over the weekend.
Mitch McAdow of Littleton, Colo., took the tie down roping title and Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff won the goat tying.
McAdow won the first go-round in 9.2 seconds and tied for first in the championship go-round with a time of 8.9 seconds to win the averages by 1.6 seconds.
Winchell placed second in both go-rounds of the goat tying in 7.0 and 6.9 seconds, fast enough to win the overall title by a tenth of a second.
Both McAdow and Winchell transferred to Chadron State this fall after having outstanding success previously while rodeoing in college.
McAdow placed second in tie down roping at the College National Finals Rodeo in 2009, when he was a freshman at Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, Colo., and Winchell was the runner-up in goat tying at the national rodeo last spring when she was a sophomore at Eastern Wyoming College.
Another Chadron State contestant, Colton Blanchard of Sulphur, La., finished sixth in bareback riding averages at the rodeo in Cheyenne with scores of 66 and 73 points. He was sixth in the first go-round and tied for third and fourth in the finals.
Three more CSC entries made it to the finals in their events, but they did not place in the averages. They are Derek Powers of Bartlett in tie down roping, Jacob Kasselder of Ericson in steer wrestling and Brandy Reichmuth of Humphrey in barrel racing.
The LCCC rodeo was the fifth and final one of the fall in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. The spring schedule with five more rodeos will begin in March.
—CSC Sports Information
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