GILLETTE – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team kicked off the spring season at the annual Gillette College Rodeo held March 16-17 in Gillette.
“The women’s team did a great job maintaining their No. 1 position with placings from Karissa Rayhill and Brooke Glass,” coach Jake Clark said. “The men’s team had a strong showing. We are looking forward to hosting our home rodeo this weekend.”
Rayhill, a sophomore, was second in the long-round of the goat tying, tied for second in the short-round and finished the weekend second in the average.
In breakaway roping, Glass, also a sophomore, was third in the short-round and fourth in the average.
Five EWC student athletes qualified for the short-round in the team roping. Freshman Ty Chasek and partner Cord Roberts, of Laramie County Community College, were fifth in the short round and fifth in the average. Sophomore Braden Pirrung and partner Jace Engesser, Gillette College, were third in the long-round, sixth in the short-round and sixth in the average. Gannon Johnson, sophomore, and partner Tommy Hall, Casper College, placed fourth in the long-round. The EWC freshman team of Chase Atkinson and Chadron Coffield placed fifth in the long-round.
Coffield won the long round of the tie-down roping with a time of 9.1 seconds. Teammate Teigen Marchant, freshman, was sixth in the long-round, short-round and average.
The EWC student-athletes will host their home rodeo, Lancer Rodeo, March 22-24 at the Goshen County Fairgrounds.