Mathews joins Miller near top of rodeo standings for CWC

Apr 24, 2013 By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Central Wyoming College freshman cowboy Blaine Mathews is now tied for the third spot in the Central Rocky Mountain Region with Travis Nelson of Gillette College after winning the saddle bronc title Sunday in Casper.

Mathews blew away the competition last week, posting a two-ride score of 150 points. Nelson finished in the second position, tallying 134 points.

In the regional standings, Mathews and Nelson have scored 475 points apiece after nine college rodeos.

CWC's Colton Miller has the regional lead at 635 points. Ezekiel Thurston from Sheridan College is second (570 points).

The top three individuals in each event from the region qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo in June at the Casper Events Center.

Hance wins again

Central Wyoming College sophomore Shaylee Hance won her second straight goat-tying title Sunday in Casper.

Hance clicked to a time of 15.4 seconds in her two times. Gillette's Jordan Thurston finished second with 15.6 seconds and her teammate Emily Faber was third (15.9).

"Shaylee is doing everything to perfection and has a lot of confidence," CWC head coach Drew Schrock said.

The two victories put Hance in the regional lead with 857.5 points. Thurston stands second at 856 points. Hayden Segelke from Colorado Northeastern is third (522.5 points).

Spratt wins all-around

Former Shoshoni High School standout athlete Coralee Spratt won the women's all-around title in Casper.

Spratt now a freshman for Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, Colo., scored 160 points in the three-day rodeo. Spratt finished third in the barrel racing with a time of 31.99 seconds. Spratt finished fifth in goat tying in 16.0 seconds.

Team standings

With one rodeo left in the regular season, the CWC women are fourth scoring 1,732.50 points. Northeastern Junior College is first at 2,630 points. Gillette College sits second (2,545 points).

"As a whole I'm very proud of all the team," Schrock said. "The atmosphere has been really good. I feel like we improve all the time."

The University of Wyoming is third with 2,117.50 points.

The CWC men are eighth in the team standings putting up 1,915 points. Eastern Wyoming College has emerged as the top team at 4,028.33 points. Gillette College is second (3,720 points).

CWC wraps up the regular season May 3-5 at the University of Wyoming rodeo in Laramie.

CWC rodeo results from Casper College

Men's team standings -- (tie) 1. Gillette College and Eastern Wyoming, 595; 3. Chadron State College, 315; 4. University of Wyoming, 245; 5. Sheridan College, 220; 6. Northeastern Junior College, 210; 7. (tie) Central Wyoming College and Casper College, 180; 9. Lamar Community College, 100; 10. Laramie County Community College 1,210; 11. Colorado State University, 540; 12. Otero Junior College, 460; 13. Air Force, 125.

Women's team standings -- 1. Northeastern Junior College, 260; 2. Gillette College, 245; 3. Chadron State College, 240; 4. Sheridan college, 195; 5. Central Wyoming College, 185; 6. University of Wyoming, 155; 7. Lamar Community College, 80; 8. Casper College, 55.

Men's all-around 1. Dane Kissack, Gillette College, 275.

Women's all-around -- 1. Coralee Spratt, Northeastern, 160.

Saddle bronc -- 1. Blaine Mathews, CWC, 150.

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

Bull riding -- 1. Josh Davison, Eastern, 74.

Tie-down roping -- 1. Mitch McAdow, Chadron, 21.6.

Steer wrestling -- 1. Kelby Bond, Northeastern, 9.3.

Team roping header -- 1. Brit Eleman, University of Wyoming, 14.6.

Team roping heeler -- 1. Dana Kissack, Gillette College, 14.6.

Barrel racing -- 1. Katie Loughran,, Chadron State, 31.67; 6. Jonnie Crossland, CWC, 32.20.

Breakaway -- 1, Kaycee Nelson, University of Wyoming, 5.0; 7. Toby Dunlavy, CWC, 2.9.

Goat tying -- 1. Shaylee Hance, CWC, 15.4

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