EWC men second at Gillette rodeo


GILLETTE – Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo teams kicked off the spring 2021 season with two rodeos. One hosted by Sheridan College and one hosted by Gillette College, both took place in Gillette over the weekend.

The Lancer men placed second at the Gillette College rodeo with 535 points. The University of Wyoming men won the event with 594.5 points.

Sophomore Cameron Jensen paced the Lancers with 157 points to place second in the men’s all-around standings.

Individuals placing at the Gillette College rodeo included:

Steer wrestling: Trayton Travnicek, freshman, Minatare, Neb., 2nd, 4.8 seconds

Team roping: Dalton Wieneke, sophomore, West Point, Neb., and Canton Afdahl, sophomore, Torrington, 2nd, 5.8 seconds; Cameron Jensen, sophomore, Bingham, Neb. and Cody Fosket, Casper College, 5th, 6.4 seconds

Tie down roping: Jensen, 4th, 10 seconds

Breakaway roping: Emily DeAngelo, freshman, Calan, Colo, 4th, 2.9 seconds; JoSee Saults, sophomore, Big Springs, Neb., 8th, 3.3 seconds

During the Sheridan College portion of the rodeo, the Lancers finished eighth with 100 points. Gillette College and UW shared the team title with 699 points.

Sheridan College Rodeo results were as follows:

Team roping: Travnicek and Tristan Hunter, freshman, Ardmore, S.D,, 6th, 7.9 seconds

Tie down roping: Afdahl, 9th, 11.1 seconds

Steer wrestling: Gage Murray, sophomore, Miles City, Mont., 10th, 8.3 seconds

“The team looked great, everyone competed well,” EWC coach Jake Clark said. “We are going to keep at it and are looking forward to this weekend.”

The Lancers are hosting their annual rodeo in Torrington March 26-27. It will feature a different look this year.

There will not be any performances. Slack will begin Friday at 10 a.m. with steer wrestling, roping events and goat tying. Rough stock slack will begin approximately at 4 p.m. On Saturday, slack begins at 9 a.m. with barrel racing, goat tying, steer wrestling and roping events. There will be a top 10 session at 4 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, up to current health order limits.

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