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UW Cowboys Sixth at Chadron State Rodeo

September 22, 2014

After a promising start to open the Central Rocky Mountain Region (CRMR) fall schedule, the University of Wyoming men’s team had a tough weekend at the Chadron State College (CSC) rodeo.

UW managed just a sixth place finish overall at the CSC rodeo after tying for first place the week before.

The Cowboys scored only 205 points to finish 400 points behind the host Eagles, while Casper College was second with 420 points to maintain its CRMR lead. Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) was third with 340 points, followed by Gillette College with 285, and Northeastern Junior College (NJC) was fifth with 270 points.

Junior Dillon Simonson, a Laramie County Community College transfer from Purdum, Neb., was the Pokes’ top point producer when he captured the steer wrestling competition. Simonson did it the hard way, coming back out of the number four spot after the opening round to win the short go. He won the average with a two-round time of 11.8 seconds to score 145 of the team’s total points.

Just one other Cowboy placed in the weekend rodeo.

Tylor Bond, a senior from Avondale, Colo., teamed up with Dalton Ward to take the opening round of the team roping event with a 5.9 run. But the team failed to catch its steer in the short go and did not place in the average. Ward, a UW junior from LaGrange, was not selected to be on the six-man UW team; his points did not count in the overall team total.

Casper College leads the CRMR overall standings after two rodeos with 855 points, while CSC, with its weekend team title, moved into second place with 770 points. EWC is third with 760 points, Gillette College is fourth with 645 and the UW men are fifth at 640.

The UW women finally got on the scoreboard, scoring 75 points at Chadron State to place ninth. The Cowgirls did not score in the opening rodeo the previous week.

Sophomore Amelia Anderson from Forsyth, Mont., placed sixth in the breakaway average. She split second place in the opening round with a nice 2.8 second effort, but couldn’t get the loop over the calf’s head in the short go. She scored 55 of the team’s total of 75 points.

The final 20 points came from Kylie Kvamme from Carrington, N.D., in goat tying. The freshman opened up with a 7.4 second effort, the fifth fastest time in the long go. But she struggled in the short go and finished out of the average.

The Gillette College women won the weekend rodeo with 590 points to outdistance the runner-up NJC club by nearly 200 points. The host Eagles were a distant third with 180 points.

NJC leads the CRMR pack after two events with 785 points, 15 ahead of the Gillette women. Sheridan College is third with 305 points. The Cowgirls are ninth overall.

The UW teams will compete this weekend at the Sheridan College rodeo.

To view the individual and team results from the Chadron State rodeo, click here.

To view overall CRMR results, click here.

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