LAMAR, Colo. – The Chadron State College cowgirls ran away with the women’s team title at the Lamar College rodeo this past weekend and have regained the lead in the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings for the season.
The Chadron State women scored 455 points, 200 more than second place Gillette College, at Lamar. The CSC team now has 1,145 points for the season, 40 more than Gillette, which is second in the regional standings. The third place team has 580 points.
A Chadron State cowboy, Russell Hipke of Stuart, also excelled at the Lamar rodeo, winning the steer wrestling.
The goat tying again proved to be an excellent event for the CSC women. Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff placed second and Shaylee Hance of Circle, Mont., finished third in the event.
Winchell was in eighth place in the goat tying after completing the first go-round in 8.4 seconds, but she had a 7.3-second run, the fastest of the rodeo, in the finals to win that go-round and claim second place in the averages.
Hance won the opening go-round in 7.8 seconds and was third in the finals in 8.0 to take third place overall.
Another CSC cowgirl, Amy Deichert of Spearfish, S.D., was the barrel racing runner-up. She placed second in both go-rounds with times of 18.00 and 17.89 seconds.
Hipke completed his runs in the steer wrestling in 4.0 and 4.7 seconds to place second and third, respectively, in the go-rounds. Coltin Hill of Central Wyoming also finished with a total time of 8.7 seconds, but he did not earn any money in the first go-round and Hipke won $132 more than Hill in event.
Kelby Bond of Avondale, Colo., and Brooke Nelson of Philip, S.D., became the first CSC entries to place in the team roping at the regional rodeos this season. They were fifth with times of 7.6 and 8.2 seconds.
Bond also was fourth in the first go-round of the tie down roping in 11.5 seconds, but didn’t catch his second calf.
Nelson had similar luck in the breakaway roping. She was third in the first go-round in 3.3 seconds, but missed her second calf. Another CSC breakaway entry, Kaycee Werdel of Chadron, was second in the opening go-round in 3.0 seconds, but also did not catch her second calf.
The final rodeo during the fall season in the region will be at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne this weekend.
—CSC Sports Information