TORRINGTON, Wyo. – For the second week in a row, a Chadron State College cowgirl has won the all-around honors at the Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo.
This week’s winner is Kaylee Gallino of Wasta, S.D. She won the breakaway roping and was second in the barrel race at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington. Her accomplishment helped Chadron State share the women’s team title with Northeastern Junior College at Sterling, Colo.
Gallino swept all the top honors in breakaway roping. She won both go-rounds with times of 2.4 and 2.2 seconds and easily won the averages.
Gallino also was second in the first go-round of the barrel race in 17.24 seconds and placed third in the championship go-round in 17.33 seconds while finishing second in the averages.
Last week’s all-around cowgirl in the region, Kelsey Scott of Douglas, Wyo., also did well again this past weekend.
Scott was third in the breakaway roping averages with times of 3.0 and 2.5 seconds and finished second overall in team roping with her partner, Matt Schieck of Sheridan College, who does the heeling. Scott and Schieck were second in both go-rounds at Eastern Wyoming with times of 6.8 and 7.0 seconds.
Also finishing second in the averages was CSC steer wrestler Miles Spickelmier of Imperial. He placed ninth in the first go-round in 7.1 seconds, but won the second go-round in 5.3 seconds.
Another CSC steer wrestler, Clint Lambrecht of Wood River, won the first go-round in 4.7 seconds and would have won the championship go-round, but broke the barrier and had a time of 14.1 seconds after the 10-second penalty was added. However, he still finished sixth in the averages.
Freshman Katie Loughran of Broken Bow placed third in the barrel race. She was fourth in the first go-round in 17.64 seconds and second in the finals in 17.33 seconds.
Four more CSC entries reached the finals on Saturday by placing among the top 10 in the opening go-round.
They included Bridger Chytka of Hemingford, who roped and tied his first calf in 9.8 seconds to place second in the go-round, but missed on his second run. A distant cousin, Collin Chytka of Broken Bow, rode both of his bareback horses, but his scores of 65 and 67 points did not place him among the top six in the averages.
Two CSC cowboys besides Spickelmier reached the finals of the steer wrestling. Brett Gumb of Burwell was second in the first go-round in 5.2 seconds and Jake Kraupie of Bridgeport was sixth in 6.6 seconds. However, both took a no time in the finals.
Just two rodeos remain this spring in the region. The next one will be April 20-21 at Casper College.
—CSC Sports Information
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