Trey Yates teamed up with Clayton Van Aken from Chadron College to take first in team roping at the Lamar (Colorado) Community College rodeo over the weekend. The duo earned 165 points with times of 7.0 in the long go and 6.2 on the short go for a combined time of 13.2. The 6.2-second run in the short go was the fastest time of the rodeo.
As a team, the men earned 245 points and placed fifth in Lamar. The women’s side placed eighth at the rodeo. Chance Englebert had another wonderful performance in the bareback riding. He earned 80 team points and fourth place in the average for his 125 on two. He had scores of 64 on the first ride 61 on his second. Cooper Ellis finished fifth in bull riding with his long go ride of 49. Blayne Bradley had the fastest long go time in the tie-down roping with 12.3, but he had to take a no time in the short-go and placed eighth in the average.
Doug Finney teamed up with former Golden Eagle Kelsey Knust, who competed for LCCC for two years prior to transferring to Chadron. The team finished sixth in team roping, and Finney earned 20 points on a long go time of 8.4 and short-go time of 13.1 for an average of 21.5. The team of Terrel Vineyard and Trent Kelly placed eighth in team roping. The duo had the fastest time overall in the long go at 6.4 but had a no time in the short go.
The Golden Eagles are at home for the final rodeo of the fall season. They’ll host the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo Friday, Oct. 9, through Sunday, Oct. 11, at the LCCC Arena. The rodeo begins with slack at 1 p.m. on Friday, and the first performance takes place at 7 p.m. Friday. The rodeo continues Saturday with more slack at 9 a.m., and the second performance at 7 p.m. The top riders from each event will return at 1 p.m. Sunday for the finals.
Slack performances are free, and tickets to the performances are $10 ($5 for members of the military, seniors and children 11 to 17 years old). LCCC students and kids 10 years old and younger are admitted free. Three-day passes also are available at a discounted rate.