CHADRON, Neb. – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Karissa Rayhill began the fall college rodeo season with a win at the Chadron State College rodeo held over the weekend.
The South Dakota native was fourth in the first round of goat tying with a time of 8 seconds. She won Sunday’s short round with a 7.3 second run, winning the average with a time of 15.3 seconds.
Freshman Brett McAbee, Ansley, Neb., placed fifth in the first round of bull riding and fifth in the average with a score of 65 points. Teammate Gage Murray, Miles City, Mont., tied for second in the first round of the steer wrestling with a time of 4.9 seconds, but did not record a time in the short-go.
Two Lancer teams qualified for the short round in the team roping. The sophomore team of Dalton Wieneke, West Point, Neb. and partner Canton Afdahl, Torrington, placed second in the first round in 7 seconds. Ellie Anderson, freshman, Meeker, Colo., and Seth Shorb, sophomore, Greeley, Colo., placed eighth in round one.
“It was a good start to the season,” EWC coach Jake Clark said. “We have a lot of talent and are looking forward to see how they compete the rest of the fall.”
As a team, the Lady Lancers finished tied for fourth with 150 points, while the men finished ninth with 120 points.
The Lancers compete in the Sheridan College hosted rodeo Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-22.