Jensen leads EWC rodeo at home event


TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College was pleased to host the second rodeo of the spring season last Friday and Saturday, and sophomore Cameron Jensen, Bingham, Neb., led the team by placing in two events.

Jensen was third in the tie-down roping average, finishing second in the first round with a time of 9.6 seconds and fourth in the championship round with a 12.7 second run.

Jensen was also second in the first round of the steer wrestling with a time of 5.3 seconds and tied for fifth in the short round with a time of 10.2, finishing the weekend fifth in the steer wrestling average.

Jensen ended the rodeo second in the men’s all-around standings with 205 points.

Freshman Baily Coombs, Wellington, Colo., was fifth in the first round of the breakaway roping with a time of 2.8 seconds. She placed seventh in the average for the weekend.

EWC barrel racer Shay Hough, sophomore, Gillette, qualified for the short round in 15.76 seconds. She completed Saturday’s run in 20.49 after knocking down the first barrel.

“We had some students compete well. A couple of them are climbing up in the regional standings which is what you want to happen this time of year,” EWC coach Jake Clark said. “It was great to bring back the Lancer Rodeo to this community after a year off. The students were excited to have a home rodeo as well.”

The Lancer men finished sixth with 205 points. The University of Wyoming won the team title with 740 points, while Casper College was second with 530.

The EWC women didn’t score any team points. The UW edged Chadron State College for the team title, scoring 343.33 points.

The Lancers will next compete in the Casper College rodeo April 16-18.

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