GILLETTE, Wyo. – Chadron State College cowgirl Amy Deichert, whose previous placings at college rodeos have been in barrel racing, won the goat tying at the Gillette College rodeo over the weekend.
A sophomore from Spearfish, S.D., Deichert tied for first in the opening go-round in 7.7 seconds and was second in the championship go-round on Sunday in 9.0 seconds to beat out the remaining 41 entries for top honors.
A pair of Chadron State cowboys placed second in team roping at the Gillette rodeo, which was the first of the spring season in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Clint Lambrecht, a senior from Wood River, Neb., and Derek Power, a sophomore from Arthur, Neb., tied for ninth place in the first go-round in 9.6 seconds, then placed second in the finals on Sunday in 7.9 seconds to take runner-up honors in the averages.
Lane Day, a sophomore from Bartlett, Neb., placed in two events. He finished in fourth in tie down roping with times of 12.0 and 12.3 seconds and was sixth in steer wrestling in 4.2 and 4.9 seconds.
Another Chadron State entry, Jake Kasselder of Ericson, Neb., tied for third in the steer wrestling averages with times of 4.4 and 4.6 seconds.
Two more CSC contestants qualified for Sunday’s finals by placing among the top 10 in their events in the first go-round. They are Kourt Starr of Dupree, S.D., in tie down roping and Devan Frey of Hyannis in breakaway roping.
Starr roped and tied his calves in 12.4 and 14.9 seconds and finished seventh in the averages. Frey had the fourth fastest time of 3.7 second in the first go-round of breakaway roping, but she took a no time in the finals.
The next rodeo in the region will be March 29-31 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
—CSC Sports Information
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