CHADRON – Chadron State College senior Rylee Rutten of Colome, South Dakota, won the breakaway roping at the Sheridan College rodeo over the weekend.
Rutten caught her first calf in 3.0 seconds to place fifth in the go-round. She roped her second calf in 2.2 seconds during the championship go-round Sunday morning to win both the go-round and the event.
Rutten’s time in the finals was the fastest of the rodeo by six-tenths of a second.
Another South Dakota cowgirl, Brandi Cwach of Geddes, finished third in goat tying. She tied for sixth in the opening go-round in 9.0 seconds and was third in the finals in 9.2 to place third overall.
Two Chadron State cowboys earned points by placing among the top six in their events. They are Chasen Cole of Hermosa, South Dakota, fourth in bull riding, and Cole Retchless of Bridgeport, sixth in steer wrestling.
Five other CSC contestants reached the finals by placing among the top 10 in the first go-round. They are Jayde Atkins of Broken Bow, breakaway roping; Colin Dibbern of Riverdale, Neb., saddle bronc riding; Prestyn Novak of Newell, S.D., tie down roping; and Rowdy Moon of Sargent, Neb., and Kellen Washut of Casper, Wyo., bareback riding.
Lamar College, located in southeastern Colorado, will host the Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo Sept. 29-Oct. 1.