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Rustler men falter on third day in Casper

Apr 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Stetson Jorgensen provided the bright spot for the Central Wyoming College men's rodeo squad Sunday, finishing second in the all-around chase at Casper College.

Jorgensen scored 140 points in the three-day rodeo.

The University of Wyoming's Tyler Schnaufer won the top buckle with 145 points.

Jorgensen ended fourth in steer wrestling (32.5 seconds) and fifth in bull riding (62 points). Jorgensen was bucked off his second bull on Sunday.

Other CWC rodeo members had good days on Friday and Saturday, but struggled Sunday. CWC ended up seventh in the team standings with 260 points.

"We set ourselves up again to have a real good rodeo, and then we didn't finish it off on Sunday," CWC men's rodeo coach Rick Smith said. "That has been the trademark of these guys. These guys just don't finish off good."

Laramie County Community College emerged as the winner (515 points). Casper College finished second (480 points) and Gillette College came in third (345).

"You have to finish the deal on Sunday," Smith said. "That is what college rodeo is all about. Sunday is the money day. That is when you have to perform."

CWC's Charlie Kogianes and Colton Miller are fighting for a top-three position in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings in saddle bronc riding.

The top three cowboys qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.

Kogianes finished fourth in Casper College by scoring 108 points on two rides.

"Charlie just toughed it out," Smith said. "He had two horses that bucked pretty hard. Charlie got some much-needed points."

In the regional standings, Miller is second (635 points) and Kogianes stands third (610).

"Charlie and Colton are in a really tight race for qualification to the College National Finals Rodeo," Smith said.

County cowboys

A pair of cowboys with Fremont County ties placed high in Casper College.

Former Riverton High School cowboy Matthew Schieck (Sheridan) and partner Kelsey Scott (Chadron State) won the team roping competition (14.3 seconds).

In steer wrestling, former Lander Valley High School cowboy Riley Krassin finished second (13.4) for Casper College.

Results from Casper College rodeo held Friday through Sunday

Men's team standings -- 1. Laramie County Community College, 515; 2. Casper College, 480; 3. Gillette College, 345; 4. University of Wyoming 340; 5. Northeastern Junior College, 295; 6. Sheridan College, 275; 7. Central Wyoming College, 260; 8. Lamar Community College, 190; 9. Air Force Academy, 175; 10. Eastern Wyoming College, 120.

Women's team standings -- 1. Chadron State College, 520; 2. Central Wyoming College, 440; 3. Northeastern Junior College, 230; 4. Gillette College, 125; 5. Eastern Wyoming College, 105; 6. Lamar Community College, 98.33; 7. University of Wyoming, 68.33; 8. Otero Junior College, 3.33.

Men's all-around -- 1. Tyler Schnaufer, UW, 145; 2. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 140.

Women's all-around -- 1. Kelsey Scott, Chadron, 330; 3. Jacalyn Walker, 165; 4. Lacey Tech, CWC, 90 .

Saddle bronc riding -- 1. Cole Thoreson, Laramie, 119; 4. Charlie Kogianes, CWC, 108.

Bareback riding -- 1. Casey Breuer, Gillette College, 151.

Bull riding -- 1. Thomas Taylor, Air Force, 144; 5. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 62.

Tie-down roping -- 1. Brayden Huxtable, 20.2; 6. Corbin Nicholls, CWC, 11.4.

Steer wrestling -- 1. Carter Coble, Lamar, 11.6; 2. Riley Krassin, Casper College, 13.4; 3. Coltin Hill, CWC, 20.5; 4. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 32.5.

Team roping header -- 1. Kelsey Scott, Chadron, 14.3.

Team roping heeler -- 1. Matthew Schieck, Sheridan, 14.3.

Barrel racing -- 1. Hayden Segelk, Northeastern, 30.22.

Breakaway -- 1. Kelsey Scott, Chadron, 6.1; 3. Toby Dunlavy, CWC, 7.2; 5. Jacalyn Walker, CWC, 7.2; 7. Lacey Tech, CWC, 3.8 (on one).

Goat tying -- 1. Traci Hinman, CWC, 14.7; 2. Jacalyn Walker, 15.0; 4. Lacey tech, CWC, 15.2; 7. Devin Nicholls, 16.0.

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