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Chadron State men win first, CSC women third at college's rodeo

September 18, 2016

Chadron State College senior Elsie Fortune of Interior, South Dakota, during her second run, when the calf threatened to run through the loop, but she jerked the slack up just in time. She won the breakaway roping title at the CSC rodeo Sept. 17-18, with runs of 2.7 and 3.2 seconds. (Con Marshall photo Chadron State College senior Elsie Fortune of Interior, South Dakota, during her second run, when the calf threatened to run through the loop, but she jerked the slack up just in time. She won the breakaway roping title at the CSC rodeo Sept. 17-18, with runs of 2.7 and 3.2 seconds. (Con Marshall photo
These contestants led Chadron State College to its strong showing at the college’s rodeo Sept. 17-18. From left, breakaway roping winner Elsie Fortune; bull riding champion Cordale Martin; Lane Day, third in tie down roping and sixth in steer wrestling; Chasen Cole, third in bull riding; Prestyn Novak, third in steer wrestling and sixth in tie down roping; and Brandi Cwach, sixth in goat tying. Chadron State won the men’s team championship and was third in the women’s team standings. (Con Marshall photo) These contestants led Chadron State College to its strong showing at the college’s rodeo Sept. 17-18. From left, breakaway roping winner Elsie Fortune; bull riding champion Cordale Martin; Lane Day, third in tie down roping and sixth in steer wrestling; Chasen Cole, third in bull riding; Prestyn Novak, third in steer wrestling and sixth in tie down roping; and Brandi Cwach, sixth in goat tying. Chadron State won the men’s team championship and was third in the women’s team standings. (Con Marshall photo)

CHADRON—The Chadron State men were first and the women third in the team standings during the college’s rodeo this past weekend at the Dawes County Fairgrounds. The rodeo was the first in the Central Rocky Mountain Region this school year.

The CSC men scored 530 points to win their championship. Sheridan College was second with 510 and the University of Wyoming third with 260.

Casper College won the girls’ team title with 245 points. Sheridan College was the runner-up with 205 and CSC third with 196.67.

Ten CSC entries placed among the top six in their events, led by seniors Elsie Fortune of Interior, South Dakota, who was the breakaway roping winner, and Cordale Martin of Panhandle, Texas, the bull riding champion.

Both Prestyn Novak of Newell, South Dakota, and Lane Day of Bartlett, Nebraska, placed in two events. Novak finished third in steer wrestling and was sixth in tie down roping, while Day was third in tie down roping and sixth in steer wrestling. They also were second and third, respectively, in the all-around cowboy standings. The all-around winner was JD Kirwin of Gillette College.

Others placing for CSC were Chasen Cole of Hermosa, S.D., third in bull riding; Sam Bolden of Oglala, S.D., fifth in team roping heeling; Cole Retchless of Bridgeport, Neb., fifth in steer wrestling; and Brandi Cwach of Geddes, S.D., sixth in goat tying.

Five other CSC contestants also placed among the top 10 in their events in the first go-round, allowing them to reach the championship go-round Sunday.

The other event winners besides Fortune and Martin were Hunter Carlson of Sheridan College, bareback riding; Tayte Clark of Sheridan College, saddle bronc riding; Ty Spickelmier of Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., tie down roping; Gage Greer of Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, steer wrestling; Braden Pirrung of Eastern Wyoming College and Kirwin, team roping; Morgan Link of Sheridan College, barrel racing; and Rickie Engesser of Gillette College, goat tying.

Megan Turek of LCCC was the all-around cowgirl.    

The next rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region will be this weekend, Sept. 23-25, at Sheridan College.

Men’s team standings—1, Chadron State College, 530; 2, Sheridan College, 510; 3, University of Wyoming, 260; 4, Laramie County Community College, 235; 5, Gillette College, 180; 6, Central Wyoming College, 150; 7, Northeastern Junior College, 120; 8, Otero College, 100; 9, Eastern Wyoming College, 40.

Women’s team standings—1, Casper College, 245; 2, Sheridan College, 205; 3, Chadron State College, 196.67; 4, Northeastern Junior College, 150; 5, Gillette College, 111.67; 6, University of Wyoming, 76.67; 7, Lamar Community College, 40; 8, Eastern Wyoming College, 1.67.

Bareback riding—1, Hunter Carlson, Sheridan, 70-74, 144 points; 2, Jaden Clark, UW, 76-66, 142; 3, Kyle Bloomquist, Sheridan, 72-52, 124; 4, Jesse Bunner, Casper, 50-48, 98; 5, Chance Ames, Sheridan, 78-0, 78; 6, Trig Clark, Sheridan, 75-0, 74.

Saddle bronc riding—1, Tayte Clark, Sheridan, 76-62, 138 points; 2, Mason Mardesich, Otero, 73-0, 73; 3, Brady Thurston, CWC, 69-0, 69; 4,Trevor Clark, Sheridan, 61-0, 61; 5, Wyatt Schuelke, EWC, 47-0, 47.

Tie down roping—1, Ty Spickelmier, NJC, 13.9-10.0, 23.9 seconds; 2, JD Kirwin, Gillette, 11.8-18.6, 30.4; 3, Lane Day, Chadron, 13.2-18.3, 31.5; 4, Wyatt Vick, EWC, 14.5-18.8, 33.3; 5, Dusty Taylor, EWC, 14.1-23.7, 37.8; 6, Prestyn Novak, Chadron, 11.0-0, 11.0.

Steer wrestling—1, Gage Greer, LCCC, 5.1-4.8, 9.9 seconds; 2, Casey Sellers, Gillette, 6.9-5.0, 11.9; 3, Prestyn Novak, Chadron, 6.3-5.8, 12.2;  4, Terrel Vineyard, LCCC, 6.5-6.8, 13.3; 5, Cole Retchless, Chadron, 8.6-9.7, 18.3; 6, Lane Day, Chadron, 6.4-0, 6.4.

Team roping—1, Braden Pirrung, EWC, and JD Kirwin, Gillette, 7.8-7.4, 15.2 seconds; 2, Bryer Wahdams and Trevor Schnaufer, EWC, 6.9-15.8, 22.7 seconds; 3, Casey Reimler, UW, and Trase Johnson, Sheridan, 9.4-13.6, 23.0; 4, Brady Thurston and Bryce Sturman, CWC, 10.9-14.0, 24.9; 5, Casey Sellers, Gillette, and Sam Bolden, Chadron, 9.5 and 19.3, 28.8; 6, Terrel Vineyard and Tate Mathis, LCCC, 7.8-0, 7.8.

Bull riding—1, Cordale Martin, Chadron, 83-0, 83 points; 2, Cameron Benbough, Sheridan, 77-0, 77; 3, Chasen Cole, Chadron, 73-0, 73;  4, Jess Davison, UW, 73-0, 73; 5, Jacob Smith, UW, 48-0, 48.

Barrel racing—1, Morgan Link, Sheridan, 16.68-17.17, 33.85 seconds; 2, Lacey Camp, Casper, 16.93-17.16, 34.09; 3, Megan Turek, LCCC, 17.01-17.23, 34.24; 4, Paige Moore, Sheridan, 17.28-16.98, 34.26; 5, Riley Addington, Gillette, 17.20-17.20, 34.40; 6, Kailee Webb, UW, 17.07-17.43, 34.50.

Breakaway roping—1, Elsie Fortune, Chadron, 2.7-3.2, 5.9 seconds; 2, Nicole Sederstrom, NJC, 2.6-3.5, 6.1; 3, Peggy Garman, Casper, 2.8-3.6, 6.4; 4, Breanna Reimler, Sheridan, 3.3-3.3-6.6; 5, Taylor Engesser, Gillette, 2.9-12.2, 15.1; 6, Kerby Anderson, LCCC, 2.7-0, 2.7.

Goat tying—1, Rickie Engesser, Gillette, 7.8-7.0, 14.8 seconds; 2, Cricket Cunningham, Sheridan, 7.8-7.8, 15.6 seconds; 3, Cori Terry, UW, 8.2-7.6, 15.8; 4, Kaycee Monnens, Casper, 7.3-8.5, 16.0; 5, Amelia Anderson, UW, 8.2-8.0, 16.2; 6, Brandi Cwach, Chadron, 8.2-8.0, 16.2.

—Con Marshall

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