EWC rodeo teams finishes fall season in Cheyenne

Trace Travnicek

CHEYENNE – The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team finished their fall season at the Laramie County Community College rodeo in Cheyenne on Oct. 14-16.

Freshman Seth Glass finished second in the average for calf roping. He had a time of 13.5 seconds in the long round which placed him 10th. In the short round, his time of 11.1 seconds placed him first in the short round and second in the average. 

Sophomore Trace Travnicek finished ninth in the long round in 12.2 seconds. In the short round, he tied for third in 13.6 seconds. Travnicek ended the weekend fourth in the average.

Freshman Colton Zimmerman had a time of 13 seconds in the long round, placing eighth with no luck in the short go. 

In the bulldogging event, Bridger Amiotte finished fifth in the long round with a run of five seconds. In the short round, Bridger had a good run but broke the barrier, taking him out of the average. 

In the team roping, the team of Wyatt Day and Chase Heim were eighth in the long round with a time of 8.7 seconds but had no luck in the short round.

In the goat tying, Karissa Rayhill had a time of seven seconds in the long round, placing her third in the long round. In the short round, Karissa had a run of 6.9 seconds, placing her third in the short go and third in the average. 

The women’s team finished fourth in the final team standings with 105 points. LCCC won the team title with 495 points, while the University of Wyoming second with 400.

The men’s team finished eighth with 85 points. Casper College won the team title with 565 points. UW was second with 410.

The LCCC rodeo was the last event of the fall season. The second half of the rodeo season kicks off in March 17-19, 2023 in Gillette. 

The Lancer Rodeo team will be holding a fundraiser, “Black Jeans and Gold Buckles Gala,” on Friday, Nov. 18. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour with dinner at 6 p.m. at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center. The band Southern Fryed will provide live music. All proceeds will go to help the rodeo team. Tickets are $35. For more information contact EWC rodeo coach Whit Peterson at 307-575-0314 or at [email protected]