CHEYENNE – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team began their fall season at Laramie County Community College’s annual Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo at Frontier Park in Cheyenne. The EWC women’s team finished second behind the Gillette College women.
Karissa Rayhill, from Martin, South Dakota led the way for the Lady Lancers.
Rayhill was second in the first round of the goat tying, fifth in the short round and second in the average in 17.3 seconds.
In the barrel racing, Rayhill was fifth in the first round, third in the short round and fourth in the average in 36.36 seconds. She also tied for fourth in the first round of the breakaway roping and placed tied for sixth in the average in 4.7 seconds. Her strong performance landed her second in the ladies’ all-around standings with 233.33 points.
Freshman teammates Kamry Knotwell, Encampment, and Ryker Goodman, LaBarge, also both qualified for the short round of the breakaway roping.
The Lady Lancers finished second with 233.33 points. Gillette won the team title with 325 points. Casper College was third with 215.
Tristen Hunter, sophomore, Ardmore, South Dakota, placed second in the short round of the tie-down roping and fourth in the average with a time of 24.1 seconds. Freshman Ty Moser, Volga, South Dakota, also qualified for the short round of the tie down roping.
The Lancer men finished eighth with 80 points. The University of Wyoming won the team title with 945 points. Laramie County Community College was second with 725.
“I was really pleased with how our team competed,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “The women’s team had a strong showing and we have some freshman compete really well.”
The Lancers will compete in Chadron, Nebraska at the Chadron State College rodeo on Sept. 17-19.