TORRINGTON – The Eastern Wyoming College golf team had their season canceled for the remainder of the year on Monday, while the rodeo team saw its spring schedules shrink in light of the COVID-19 or coronavirus.
The Lancer golf team received notification Monday from the National Junior College Athletics Association which decided to cancel all upcoming basketball championships, as well as spring competition, effective immediately.
“In light of the progressive evolvement of the COVID-19 situation, the NJCAA has decided to end all competition for the remainder of the academic year,” Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President and CEO, said in a released. “As an association, the NJCAA exhausted all possible avenues to potentially postpone competition for both upcoming basketball championships and spring sport competition. We believe following the recommendations of the CDC is in the best interest of our member colleges and our student-athletes.”
Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason and national championship play.
Meanwhile, the rodeo team, due to the travel restrictions being placed on several colleges in the region, was forced to cancel the 2020 edition of the Lancer Rodeo, scheduled for March 27-29. The event will not be rescheduled.
The Gillette College rodeo scheduled to be held this weekend has also been canceled.
Currently the rodeos scheduled in Casper (April 17-19) and Laramie (April 24-26) will be held as scheduled. The rodeo hosted by Colorado State University has been tentatively rescheduled to May 1-3.