For the second straight week, the LCCC women’s rodeo team won first place. This week, the women’s team took top honors at the Casper College rodeo with a total of 220 points. Sophomore Tawny Barry provided the majority of those points with a second-place finish in the goat tying. Her time of 15.3 seconds on her two runs earned her 160 points and moved her into the fourth place spot in the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings.
Sophomore Kelsey Knust added 60 points to her total with the fastest time in the breakaway roping in the long round of competition. Freshman Katie Hostutler finished in sixth place overall in the breakaway with a time of 16.2 on her two runs. The women’s team moved up one more spot to third overall in the regional standings.
Though CY Christensen didn’t place in Casper, she is still sitting in second place in the region and in sixth place in the national breakaway roping standings.
The men’s team finished ninth with 95 points, but those were very important points for freshman steer wrestler Kalane Anders. His combined time of 9.4 seconds on his two runs added 95 points to his regional lead in the standings, but more importantly, it put him out of reach to rest of the field and secured his Central Rocky Mountain Region Steer Wrestling championship and a qualification to the CNFR in June. And better yet, Anders now sits in fourth place in the national steer wrestling standings.
Freshman CJ Ellis tied for third and fourth in the bull riding with 64-point scores in the long go of competition.
The women’s team finds itself 385 point out of the second-place spot in the regional standings and a team qualification to the CNFR. With a great showing at the University of Wyoming rodeo the first weekend in May, the women’s team can punch their ticket to the CNFR. The top two teams and the top three in each event qualify for the CNFR in Casper. The finals takes place June 14-20.