GREELEY, Colo. – The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team competed in Greeley, Colo. April 30 through May 2 for the annual rodeo hosted by Colorado State University.
Sophomore Cameron Jensen, Bingham, Neb., placed second in the average of the tie-down roping, clinching his qualification for the College National Finals Rodeo to be held in Casper in June. Jensen finished the season as the reserve champion tie-down roper.
Jensen also placed fifth in the first round of the steer wrestling.
“It was great to see many of our students finish off the season strong,” EWC coach Jake Clark said. “Dalton and Canton dominated the team roping. What a great way to finish your college rodeo career. Cameron earned a trip to the CNFR. He competed really well, going from fifth to the reserve champion tie-down roper at the final rodeo. He has been consistent all spring and we are looking forward to him competing at the CNFR in June.”
The sophomore team roping team of Dalton Wieneke, West Point, Neb., and Canton Afdahl, Torrington, won the first round, short round and average of the team roping with a total time of 13.3 seconds on two steers.
“Our men’s team won the team title at the CSU rodeo thanks to the strong showing from our ropers,” Clark said.
As a team, the Lancers scored 490 points, while Laramie County Community College was second with 430 points. The University of Wyoming was third with 400.
In the barrel racing, sophomore Shay Hough, Gillette, placed fourth in the short round and fourth in the average.
The women’s team finished fifth with 70 points. UW won the team title with 475 points, while Sheridan College was second with 170 points.
The Lancers have wrapped up the spring season. The CNFR will be held June 11-19 in Casper.