Sep 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports EditorGillette college won the women's and men's team titles, and the University of Wyoming finished second in both.
Central Wyoming College sophomore Shaylee Hance said Sunday that the goat tying competitors in her region are some of the best college rodeo has to offer.
Hance held her own Friday through Sunday, placing fifth in the event at the Rustler Roundup at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Hance finished with a two-ride time of 18.5 seconds.
"My horse didn't work as good on Sunday as I would have liked it to," Hance said. "We practiced really hard. I was just consistent enough to do OK." The rodeo in Riverton was the opener of the Central Rocky Mountain Region fall college season.
"It's a good start for the rest of the season," Hance said. "Hopefully, I will do better next weekend." Gillette College's Jordan Thurston won the goat tying in Riverton in a time of 17.3 seconds. Chadron's Shelby Winchell placed second at 17.5 seconds, and Northeastern's Hayden Segelke was third (18.0).
"You can always expect a good run out of Jordan," Hance said. "Shelby and Hayden are both really strong. There are three really tough girls. My goal this year is to beat all those girls."
Hance came to CWC from Circle, Mont. She was on the team last year, but didn't qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo when the Rustlers finished second in the nation.
"It was super tough to watch them last year," Hance said. "We had a talented team last year. I just hope that we can keep it up here at CWC."
The CWC women finished seventh in the team standings with 77.50 points. Gillette College won the team title scoring 765 points, and the University of Wyoming finished second at 625 points.
The Rustler Roundup was the first rodeo for head coach Drew Schrock and assistant coach Traci Hinman.
HInman won the regional goat tying title last year for CWC.
"Traci is really awesome as a coach," Hance said. "She has always been really supportive toward all of us. She never has a negative thing to stay to anybody."
The brother team roping tandem of Trevor Scantling of CWC and Gillette College's Donny Scantling finished third in 20.3 seconds.
"It's good to rope with my brother," Trevor said. "We practice together all the time. We know each other pretty well." The team roping pair grew up in Buffalo. "I understand how he handles cattle," Trevor said. "We are good together."
Wyoming's Tyler Schnaufer and Clayton Van Aken won the team roping title in 12.7 seconds.
"I think that we will have a good rest of the fall," Trevor said.
CWC's Blaine Mathews scored a 75 in his first ride in saddle bronc riding but was bucked off in the finals to place third.
Teammate Kale McKenzie finished fifth at 72 points.
"We had an outstanding weekend, but the points aren't going to show it," Schrock said. "We had a lot of guys that just ended out of the short round. We are just going to go back and keep doing what we do. Winning is going to come with hard practice. We have a great atmosphere and a good bunch of kids."
The CWC men and Chadron State College tied for seventh at 170 points. Gillette College placed first (765), and the University of Wyoming finished second (625).
CWC results from
Men's team standings -- 1. Gillette College, 765; 2. University of Wyoming, 625; 3. Eastern Wyoming College, 390; 4. Northeastern Junior College, 325; 5. Sheridan College, 305; 6. Casper College, 285; 7. (tie) Central Wyoming College and Chadron State College, 170; 9. Otero Junior College, 70; 10. Laramie County Community College, 60.
Women's team standings -- 1. University of Wyoming, 410; 2. Gillette College, 375; 3. Northeastern Junior College, 337.50; 4. Chadron State College, 260; 5. Laramie County Community College, 135; 6. Otero Junior College, 100; 7. Central Wyoming College, 77.50; 8. Sheridan College, 20.
Men's all-around -- 1. Donny Scantling, Gillette College, 290.
Women's all-around -- 1. Hayden Segelke, Northeastern Junior College, 270.
Saddle bronc -- 1. Ezekiel Thurston, Sheridan College, 144; 3. Blaine Mathews, CWC, 75; 5. Kale McKenzie, CWC, 72.
Bull riding -- 1. Neil Williams, Casper, 74.
Tie-down roping -- 1. Troy Wilcox, Eastern Wyoming, 21.2.
Steer wrestling -- 1. Donny Scantling, Gillette College, 8.8.
Team roping header -- 1. Tyler Schnaufer, Wyoming; 3. Donny Scantling, Gillette, 20.3.
Team roping heeler -- 1. Clayton Van Aken, Wyoming, 12.7; 3. Trevor Scantling, CWC, 20.3.
Barrel racing -- 1. Hayden Segelke, Northeastern, 35.51.
Breakaway roping -- 1. Kaycee Nelson, Wyoming, 4.6; 6. Karen Stone, CWC, 16.3.
Goat tying -- 1. Jordan Thurston, Gillette, 17.3; 5. Shaylee Hance, CWC, 18.5; 7. Kaylee Burnett, CWC, 20.4
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