Men’s LCCC rodeo team takes third at home rodeo

Chance Englebert
 Laramie County Community College's Chance Englebert hangs on during the finals of
competition of the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo Sunday afternoon at LCCC.
 Michael Smith/LCCC
Bailey Tibbs
  Laramie County Community College's Bailey Tibbs in action during the
  finals of goat tying 
competition of the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo
  Sunday afternoon at LCCC. 
Michael Smith/LCCC

The Laramie County Community College rodeo team hosted the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo over the weekend. The men’s side had a great performance and finished third overall, while the women finished tied for eighth and ninth. The men’s team is now in seventh place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region, and the women’s team is in ninth.

Chance Englebert had the biggest share of the men’s team’s 335 points. He scored 125 points for LCCC with his second-place finish in bareback riding. He scored a 66 on his first horse and a 72 on his second, for a total of 138.

The team had a strong showing in team roping, as well. Three Golden Eagles made the finals in team roping, and each was paired with another rider from a different school. LCCC’s Trey Yates heeled for Clayton Van Aken from Chadron State College, and Yates and Van Aken finished fourth in the event. They roped their first steer in 6.3 seconds, and they had an 11.0 on their second, for a total time on two of 17.3 seconds. Golden Eagle Tate Mathis, also a heeler, roped with Cody Colman from Eastern Wyoming College, and this duo had the fastest time in the long go with a 5.5-second run. They had some bad luck in the short go, though, and didn’t record a time in the finals. They ended up in fifth place in the average. However, their first-place finish in the long go earned each of them 75 points for their teams.

Also in the team roping, Mattee Pauley from LCCC roped the head, and Sabrina Fanning of Casper College went for the heels. The pair roped their first steer in 6.5 seconds, but were unable to catch in the short go. They finished ninth in the average.

Steer wrestling had good representation from LCCC. Kaycee Greer had two solid times, with a 5.9-second run on his first and 5.3 seconds in the short go, for a total on two of 11.2 seconds. That was good enough for fourth place. Fellow Golden Eagle Dustin Dailey had a 5.0-second run in the long go, which was the fastest time of the first go-around. He missed his short-go steer, though, and fell to ninth in the average, but he still earned 55 points for the LCCC men’s team.

On the women’s side, Linzee Adamson finished in third place in the barrel race with a 16.69 on her first run and a 16.28 on her second, for a total on two of 32.97 seconds.

Whitney Simmons and Bailey Tibbs made it back to the short go in goat tying. Simmons earned her team 7.5 points with her eighth-place finish, recording runs of 7.2 seconds and 7.9 seconds, for a total on two of 15.1. Tibbs had a 7.4 on her first goat and an 8.6 on her second, for a total of 16.0, and a 12th-place finish.

The Golden Eagles rodeo team is now finished for the semester. They’ll start up again in the spring, when they travel to Torrington, Wyoming, March 4-6 for the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo.