RIVERTON, Wyo. – The Chadron State College rodeo team got the season off to a strong start at the Central Wyoming College rodeo in Riverton over the weekend.
Five CSC contestants finished among the top five in their events, led by Shaylee Hance of Circle, Mont., who placed second in goat tying and fourth in breakaway roping.
Chadron State’s annual rodeo will be this weekend at the Dawes County Fairgrounds in north Chadron. The performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Because of the large number of contestants, “slack” sessions will be at 1 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Tickets for each of the three performances will be $5 for adults and $3 for students.
There were 575 entries at the rodeo in Riverton and about the same number is expected for the Chadron State rodeo.
Hance, who transferred to Chadron State from Central Wyoming this fall, won the first go-round of goat tying in 8.8 seconds and fifth in the final go-round in 9.6 seconds to take the runner-up honors in the event. She placed fourth in both go-rounds of breakaway roping in 3.4 and 12.5 seconds and also was fourth in the averages.
Another CSC goat tier, Amy Tierney of Oral, S.D., finished third overall in the event. She was fifth in the first go-round in 9.5 seconds and had the fastest time of 9.0 seconds in the second session on Sunday.
Amy Diechert of Spearfish, S.D., placed fourth in barrel racing with times of 18.48 and 18.10 seconds. She was fifth in the opening go-round and was second in the finals.
Russell Hipke of Stuart took fourth in steer wrestling averages with identical times of 5.9 seconds. He shared sixth and seventh place in the first go-round and had the fourth fastest time in the finals.
Lane Day of Bartlett completed his first run in the tie down roping in 9.9 seconds to place fifth in go-round. His second calf came untied just before the six seconds that the calves must stay tied were expiring. Since only four of the 10 finalists caught and tied their calves, Day finished fifth in the averages.
Others from Chadron State reaching the finals on Sunday were Jed Rice of Boise, Idaho, in saddle bronc riding and Collin Chytka of Broken Bow in steer wrestling.
CSC rodeo coach Dustin Luper said Central Wyoming rodeo, which was outdoors, was a muddy one after about four inches of rain had fallen in Riverton during the past week.
Copyright © Chadron State College. All Rights Reserved.
Member, Nebraska State College System • CSC is an equal opportunity employer • Accreditation Information • Website Feedback
1000 Main Street, Chadron, NE 69337 • 1-800-CHADRON