Mar 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorThe spring season opens this weekend at the Gillette College Rodeo.
Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Drew Schrock has confidence the winter training the Rustlers put in during the season break will put them back in the hunt in the regional standings.
CWC opens the spring season Friday through Sunday at the Gillette College rodeo.
In the Central Rocky Mountain regional standings, the CWC women are fifth at 682 points.
The CWC men are seventh with 1,050 points. The top two teams from the region qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo.
"I feel like we had an outstanding winter practice," Schrock said. "We worked hard, and we had a good, positive attitude. The stock that we were able to practice on was outstanding.
"We had some really good long rounds and we weren't getting it done in the short rounds," Schrock said. "The potential is there."
Eastern Wyoming College is first in the men's standings (2,288.33 points). Gillette College stands second (2,250 points).
"Our horses are looking really good in the timed events," Schrock said. "I think that everybody has a lot of confidence going into the spring season due to al the hard practice that we did in the winter."
University of Wyoming tops the women's standings at 1,745 points. Northeastern Junior College is second (1,577.50 points).
"We are pumped up about going to Gillette this weekend," Schrock said. "You can only take one run and one ride at a time."
Blaine Mathews and Colton Miller of CWC are sitting third and fourth in the region in the saddle bronc competition.
Mathews scored 225 points in the fall season.
"Blaine was raised in a rodeo family," Schrock said. "He came on last fall. He signed on two weeks before the season started. I had one of my friends tell me that he had a lot of potential, and he sure does."
Miller has 180 points after the first five fall rodeos. Miller won the regional title last year.
"Colton is in contention to be able to go to the CNFR again," Schrock said. "That right there shows that he is consistent and one heck of a cowboy."
CWC's Stetson Jorgensen is second in steer wrestling at 235 points, and teammate Coltin Hill is third (200 points).
Tyler Bond from Northeastern Junior College has the regional lead with 245 points.
Shaylee Hance checks into the spring season fourth in goat tying for the CWC women's rodeo team.
Hance registered 362.5 points. Gillette's Jordan Thurston is first (470 points).
"They are tying goats outstanding," Schrock said. "They are running barrels really tough in practice."
CWC's Kaylee Burnett stands fifth in barrel racing (280 points).
"The girls went to a jackpot a few weeks back and they all placed high," Schrock said.
Burnett's teammate Chaylie Hulme is seventh (140).
Central Rocky Mountain
rodeo regional standings
after fall season
Men's team standings -- 1. Eastern Wyoming College, 2,288.33; 2. Gillette College, 2,250; 3. University of Wyoming, 1,825; 4. Casper College, 1,595; 5. Northeastern Junior College, 1,440; 6. Sheridan College, 1,210; 7. Central Wyoming College 1,050; 8. Chadron State College, 950; 9. Lamar Community College, 550; 10. Colorado State University, 380; 11. Otero Junior College, 360; 12. Laramie County Community College, 265; 13. Air Force Academy, 85,
Women's team standings -- 1. University of Wyoming, 1,745; 2. Northeastern Junior College, 1,577.50; 3. Gillette College, 1,515; 4. Chadron State College, 835; 5. Central Wyoming College, 682; 6. Lamar Community College, 500; 7. Sheridan College, 390; 8. Eastern Wyoming College, 313; 9. Laramie County Community College, 300; 10. Otero Junior College, 100; 11. Colorado State University, 83.33; 12. Casper College 30.
Men's all-around -- 1. Troy Wilcox, Eastern, 775.
Women's all-around -- 1. Hayden Segelke, Northeastern, 1,020.
Saddle bronc -- 1. Ezekiel Thurston, Sheridan, 420; 3. Blaine Mathews, CWC, 225; 4. Colton Miller, CWC, 180; 9. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 150; 13. Lane Jensen, CWC, 90; 14. Kale McKenzie, CWC, 80.
Bareback riding -- 1. Casey Breuer, Gillette College, 605.
Bull riding -- 1. Travis Jackson, Colorado State, 265.
Tie-down roping -- 1. James Wolf, Northeastern 530; 11. Garrett Webb, CWC, 100.
Steer wrestling -- 1. Tyler Bond, Northeastern, 245; 2. Stetson Jorgensen, CWC, 235; 3. Coltin Hill, CWC, 200.
Team roping header -- 1. Troy Wilcox, Eastern, 445; 10. Frank Enos, CWC, 95.
Team roping heeler -- 1. Coley Hanson, Eastern, 445; 8. Trevor Scantling, CWC, 120.
Barrel racing -- 1. Hayden Segelke, Northeastern, 5. Kaylee Burnett, CWC, 280.
Breakaway roping -- 1. Lydia Coe, Wyoming, 450 7. Chaylie Hulme, CWC, 140.
Goat tying -- 1. Jordan Thurston, Gillette College, 470 4. Shaylee Hance, CWC, 362.5.
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