LCCC women win CSU rodeo; men’s team ties for second & third

Christensen Knust Barry Tibbs Lammers Lopez
CY Christensen Kelsey Knust Tawny Barry Bailey Tibbs Jorry Lammers Shianne Lopez
Vineyard Bradley Olson Greer Anders  
Terrel Vineyard Blayne Bradley Brandon Olson Gage Greer Kalane Anders  

The LCCC Rodeo Team competed at the Skyline Stampede at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, over the past weekend. Both the men’s and women’s teams turned in solid performances throughout the rodeo and recorded their best rodeo of the season.

The women’s team gathered 465 points and was the champion team for the weekend. Sophomore CY Christensen was the breakaway roping champion out of 81 contestants with a time of 5.1 seconds on her two runs. She and earned 130 points.

Kelsey Knust also added 100 points with a fourth-place finish in the breakaway roping. Sophomore Tawny Barry added 110 points with a tie for second and third out of 46 contestants in the goat tying. She had identical times of 7.5 seconds in the long go and short go rounds. Freshman Bailey Tibbs also had a top-10 performance with a combined time of 16.5 seconds on her two runs in the goat tying. Sophomore Jorry Lammers added 120 points to the team’s total with two solid runs in the barrel racing. Her combined time of 30.83 was good for second place out of 89 entries. Sophomore Shianne Lopez ended up seventh overall for the weekend in the barrel race with two smooth runs. Christensen maintained her second-place ranking in the regional standings and her bid for the CNFR in Casper this June. Kelsey Knust moved to third in the region in the breakaway and Barry to fifth in the goat tying. The women’s team jumped three places to fourth in the regional standings.

The men’s team tied for second and third with 430 team points. Freshman Terrel Vineyard and Sophomore Blayne Bradley combined for 250 of those points with a second- and third-place tie in the team roping out of 73 teams entered. They roped two steers in 13.0 seconds. Freshman Brandon Olson won the long go round with an 87-point ride in the bull riding. He was unable to ride his short-round bull, but his 87-point ride added 110 points to the team total and gave him second place overall.

LCCC steer wrestlers had four of the top-10 times in the long go. Austin Willey placed second with a combined time of 11.8 seconds on his two runs; freshman Gage Greer was fourth with a combined time of 12.3 seconds; and freshman Kalane Anders was fifth with a combined time of 13.8 seconds on his two runs. Vineyard was eighth overall as well. Anders maintained his first-place ranking in the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings in the steer wrestling.

The LCCC Rodeo Team’s next outing will be in Casper April 17-19.