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Published April 18, 2021
It’s probably safe to say that both of the University of Wyoming rodeo teams can be called the three-time regional champions with just two events left in the season.
After another solid performance at the weekend Casper College Ropin’ and Riggin’ Days Rodeo, the UW men and women all but clinched their third straight Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) team titles. With just the home rodeo and the Colorado State University (CSU) event left on the 10-rodeo fall and spring schedules, Coach Beau Clark’s teams both hold insurmountable leads.
The Cowboys own a 1,376.5-point lead over Gillette College, while the women are running away with a 1,213.35-point advantage over runner-up Chadron State College (CSC).
The Cowgirls had their most complete performance to date in rolling up 500 team points to capture the Casper College rodeo, while the men finished a close second to team winner Gillette College.
1, UW, 500 points; 2, CSC, 180; 3, CSU, 165; 4, Laramie County Community College (LCCC), 160; and 5, Sheridan College, 165.
1, Gillette College, 470 points; 2, UW, 420; 3, Casper College, 405; 4, CSC, 395; and 5, LCCC, 335.
The UW women had one individual event champion at the Casper College rodeo, while the men added a pair of participants who won their respective events. Faith Hoffman, from Kiowa, Colo., won the breakaway roping event. On the men’s side, Kemmerer’s Donny Proffit continued to dominate bareback riding, and teammate Seth Peterson, of Minot, N.D., added to his regional steer wrestling lead.
-- Karson Bradley, from Big Piney, was third in the barrel racing average to score 125 team points.
-- Hoffman won the breakaway roping average to score 150 team points.
-- Kelsey Lensegrav, from Interior, S.D., split sixth in goat tying, added breakaway roping points, and scored 60 team points.
-- Jacey Thompson, from Yoder, was fourth in the team roping average and added 60 points in goat tying to score 165 team points.
-- Peterson won the steer wrestling title and scored 135 team points.
-- Proffit took the bareback riding event and scored 175 team points.
-- Jase Staudt, from Nathrop, Colo., was the tie down roping runner-up and scored 110 team points.
1, UW, 5,548.5; 2, Gillette College, 4,172; 3, Casper College, 3,533.5; 4, LCCC, 2,400.96; 5, CSC, 2,119.66.
1, UW, 2,879.59; 2, CSC, 1,665.84; 3, LCCC, 1,045; 4, Gillette College, 1,030.33; 5, CSU, 850.