The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team just concluded hosting their hometown rodeo and finished the weekend with the women's team earning a first place finish with 340 points. The men's team finished in 3rd place with 415 points.
Jacey Thompson, freshman, Yoder, WY, led the women's team with a 1st place finish in the goat tying. She won the first round with a time of 6.6 seconds and won the short round with a time of 6.8. Thompson's win moved her to the top of the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings with 595 points, just three points ahead of teammate Karissa Rayhill with 592 points.
Rayhill, a freshman from Martin, SD, placed 3rd in the average with a total time of 14.6 seconds on two. She was 2nd in the short round with a time of 7.0. Teammate Libby Winchell, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE, placed 4th in the first round and 6th in the average.
In the barrel racing, Rayhill finished 6th in the average.
The sophomore team roping team of Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD and Riley Curuchet, Kaycee, WY, captured 1st place in the team roping with a total time of 14.5 seconds on two. The duo won the first round and placed second in the short round. Teammates Bryer Wadhams and Trevor Schnaufer, both from Pueblo, CO, placed 5th in round one.
Wyatt Schuelke, sophomore, Faith, SD, placed 6th in the first round of the steer wrestling and 4th in the average.
In the tie down roping, Levi Walter, sophomore, Wray, CO, qualified for the top 10 short round.
The Lancers will compete at the Colorado State University rodeo April 6-8.