Rustler women third at EWC; maintaining big lead in region

Apr 11, 2012 By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College veteran Traci Hinman placed second in goat tying at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo. CWC photo

Central Wyoming College has a 531.67-point lead in the women's standings with two rodeos left in the regular season of the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

The Rustlers enter the final month standing in front of the 12-team field at 2,465.00 points.

Northeastern Junior College is second (1,933.33), followed by Gillette College (1,900), Chadron State College (1,733.33) and the University of Wyoming (1,090.).

CWC finishes the rodeo season at Casper College (April 20-22) and at University of Wyoming (April 27-29).

"As long as we keep getting solid points every weekend, then we are going to be in good shape," said CWC veteran cowgirl Traci Hinman. "We need to go out and compete in every rodeo. Chadron State, Northeastern Colorado and Wyoming all look really good."

The top two squads from the region advance to the College National Finals Rodeo in the middle of June at the Casper Events Center.

"We just can't take it easy," Hinman said. "We have to give them everything that we have."

Eastern rodeo

The Rustlers placed third in the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington on Saturday.

CWC chalked 360 points in the three-day event. Chadron State ended first (560) and Northeastern Junior College finished second (410). "We had a really good weekend in Eastern," Hinman said. "We keep on getting better and better every weekend."

The Rustlers scored their majority of points in Eastern in goat tying.

"That is pretty impressive to get most of our points from goat tying," Hinman said. "That is pretty tough thing to do."

Jacalyn Walker won the goat tying event (14.6 seconds) and Hinman second (15.2).

"Jacalyn is having a good year," Hinman said. "She has been a big part of the team."

Hinman was sixth in breakaway roping competition (7.6 seconds).

Hinman's two events lifted her to fifth in the women's all-around (155 points). Chadron's Kaylee Gallino won the title (320), and teammate Kelsey Scott finished second (240).

Results from Eastern Wyoming College rodeo

Men's team standings

1. Central Wyoming College, 510; 2. Casper College, 460; 3. Gillette College, 435; 4. University of Wyoming, 375; 5. Northeastern Junior College, 290; 6. Chadron State College, 265; 7. Sheridan College, 250; 8. Laramie County Community College, 140; 9. (tie) Otero Junior College and and Eastern Wyoming College, 130.

Women's team standings

1. Chadron State College, 560; 2. Northeastern Junior College, 410; 3. Central Wyoming College, 360; 4. Eastern Wyoming College, 160; 5. University of Wyoming, 140; 6. Gillette College, 130; 7. (tie) Laramie County Community College and Colorado State University, 60; 9. Casper College, 55; 10. Sheridan College, 45.

Men's all-around -- 1. Shay Carroll, Northeastern, 290; 2. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 225.

Women's all-around -- 1. Kaylee Gallino, Chadron, 320; 5. Traci Hinman, CWC, 155.

Saddle bronc -- 1. Travis Nelson, Gillette College, 152; 2. Colton Miller, CWC, 147; 3. Charlie Kogianes, CWC, 117; 4. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 70.

Bareback riding -- 1. Zachariah Phillips, Casper College, 148,

Bull riding -- 1. Joshua Harrell, Casper College, 148.

Tie-down roping -- 1. Clayton Van Aken, Wyoming, 20.4.

Steer wrestling -- 1. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 11.3.

Team roping header -- 1. Tyler Schnaufer, Wyoming, 11.9.

Team roping heeler -- 1. Shay Carroll, Northeastern, 11.9.

Barrel racing -- 1. Hayden Segelke, Northeastern, 33.82.

Breakaway roping -- 1. Kaylee Gallino, Chadron, 4.6; 6. Traci Hinman, CWC, 7.6.

Goat tying -- 1. Jacalyn Walker, CWC, 14.6; 2. Traci Hinman, CWC, 15.2; 6. Devin Nicholls, CWC, 16.2.

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