EWC rodeo concludes fall season

RIVERTON – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team concluded the fall rodeo season at Central Wyoming College Oct. 6-8.

Freshman Karissa Rayhill led the Lancers with a second-place finish in the goat tying and a fourth-place finish in the barrel racing. In the goats, she split third, fourth and fifth in the first round with a time of 7.9 seconds. She was second in the short round with a time of 7.7, securing her second-place average finish. In the barrel racing, she was third in the first round, sixth in the short round for her fourth-place average finish.

Rayhill captured second place in the women’s all-around race for the weekend as well.

In the team roping, the sophomore team of Braden Pirrung, Hartford, S.D. and Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, were fifth in the first round and won the short round with a time of 5.0 seconds, which placed them second in the average for the weekend. Teammates Bryer Wadhams and Trevor Schnaufer, both sophomores from Pueblo, Colo., and Sutton Adams, sophomore, Dell Rapids, S.D. and his partner Cole Trainor from CWC all qualified for the short round.

“The men’s and women’s teams both finished strong at the final fall rodeo,” coach Jake Clark said. “We will now focus on improving and making adjustments throughout the winter before we start up again in the spring.”

The women’s team is in third place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings. Other regional standings include Jacey Thompson, freshman, Yoder, second and Rayhill fifth in goat tying; Rayhill, Pirrung and Curuchet are seventh in the regional team roping standings.

The final fall rodeo which was to be held at Laramie County Community College has been postponed until the spring season.

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