Sep 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports EditorFour Central Wyoming College Rustlers locked down spots to advance into the championship round of the Rustler Roundup at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
After rain hit Riverton on Saturday night, the cowboys and cowgirls competed in muddy conditions in the finals on Sunday.
Trevor Scantling of CWC finished fifth in the tie-down competition in 33.7 seconds to lead the way for the Rustlers.
The Rustler Roundup opened the season for the Central Rocky Mountain region.
"The conditions were tough on Sunday," CWC rodeo coach Drew Schrock said. "One thing about it, it's tough for everybody. The kids that made the basic solid runs were the ones that won."
The finals included the top 10 in each event.
"We had a lot of kids who were 12th and 13th and just out of position from coming back," Schrock said.
CWC's Blaine Mathews was in position to challenge for the saddle bronc title after a score of 73 in his first ride of the rodeo.
In the finals, Mathews didn't record a time and ended up seventh overall.
CWC's Tanner Nelson placed seventh in tie-down roping in a time of 10.7. Nelson didn't record a time in the finals.
Erika Wolaver of the CWC's women's team had a blazing time in her first performance in breakaway roping in 3.1 seconds.
Wolaver couldn't get a time down in the finals to end up sixth.
Gillette wins men's
In the men's team standings, the Rustlers were eighth, scoring 125 points. Gillette College won the team title with 750 points. Casper College was second with 695 points.
CWC finished seventh in the women's team standings (50 points). Chadron State College place first, scoring 320 points. Gillette College was second at 260 points.
"The region will be tough again this year," Schrock said. "Gillette and Sheridan both have good teams."
CWC continues the rodeo season Friday through Sunday at the Chadron State College rodeo.
Former CWC standout Shaylee Hance, now a Chadron State cowgirl, won the women's all-around title in Riverton.
Hance pilled up 220 points on her way to the buckle.
Hance finished third in the breakaway roping with two rides of 15.9 seconds.
Hance was second in goat tying (19.4 seconds).
Coralee Spratt of Gillette College was sixth in breakaway after a first performance of 3.1 seconds. Spratt had a no time in the finals. Spratt competed for Shoshoni High School.
Former Lander Valley High School athlete Riley Krassin captured the steer wrestling title in 9.8 seconds for Casper College.
Corbin Nicholls (University of Wyoming) and Coley Nicholls (Casper College) were third in the team roping at 15.9 seconds.
The two played sports at Riverton High School.
Final results from
Men's team standings -- 1. Gillette College, 750; 2. Casper College, 695; 3. Sheridan College, 405; 4. Northeastern Junior College, 380; 5. Eastern Wyoming College, 280; 6. University of Wyoming, 245; 7. Chadron State College, 135; 8. Central Wyoming College, 125; 9. Otero Junior College, 120; 10. Laramie County Community College, 45; 11. Lamar Community College, 20.
Women's team standings -- 1. Chadron State College, 320; 2. Gillette College, 260; 3. Northeastern Junior College, 185; 4. Sheridan College, 160; 5. Eastern Wyoming College, 130; 6. University of Wyoming, 80; 7. Central Wyoming College, 50
Men's all-around -- 1. David Hinman, Northeastern, 310.
Women's all-around -- 1. Shaylee Hance, Chadron, 220.
Saddle bronc -- 1. Zeke Thurston, Sheridan College, 147; 7. Blaine Mathews, CWC, 73.
Bareback riding --1. Zachariah Phillips, Casper, 150.
Bull riding -- 1. Neil Williams, Casper, 121.
Tie-down roping -- 1. David Hinman, Northeastern, 23.1; 5. Trevor Scantling, CWC, 33.7.
Steer wrestling -- 1. Riley Krassin, Casper College, 9.8.
Team roping header -- 1. Donny Scantling, GIllette, 12.5; 3. Corbin Nicholls, UW, 15.9
Team roping heeler -- 1. Jade Schmidt, Gillette College, 12.5; 3. Coley Nicholls, Casper, 15.9.
Barrel racing -- 1. Kristi Steffes, Gillette, 36.15.
Breakaway roping -- 1. Sadie Gjermundson, Eastern, 6.9; 6. (tie) Erika Wolaver, CWC, 3.1 and Coralee Spratt, Gillette, 3.1.
Goat tying -- 1. Teddi Schwagler, Sheridan College, 18.1.
Short go (Friday
Goat tying -- Shaylee Hance, Chadron, 8.8; Teddi Schwagler, Sheridan College, 9.0; Paxton Segelke, NEJC, 9.3; Sadie Gjermundson, Eastern, 9.4; Amy Tierney, Chadron, 9.5; Coralee Spratt, Gillette, 9.8; Kristi Steffes, Gillette, 10.2; Rheanna Gail, Wyoming, 10.3; Shai Schaefer, Sheridan, 10.3
Bareback riding -- Seth Coursen, Casper, 75; Zach Phillips, Casper, 74; Neil Williams, Casper, 71; Devan Reilly, Gillette, 70; Wyatt Clark, Wyoming, 69; Chance Englebert, Laramie, 69; Dantan Bertsch, Casper, 67; Calvin Ophus, Casper, 67; Brandon Moen, Laramie, 66; Tate Schwagler, Sheridan, 65.
Team roping -- Donny Scantling, Gillette/Jade Schmidt, Gillette, 6.4; Derek Weinreis, Eastern/Levi O'Keeffe, Eastern, 6.9; Corbin Nicholls, Wyoming/Coley Nicholls, Casper College, 7.0; Clayton Van Aken, Wyoming/Kyon Kreutzer, NEJC, 7.3; Wesley Edwards, Lamar/James Ellet, Lamar, 7.7; Wyatt Mann, Eastern/Trae Kautzman, Eastern, 8.2; Tyler Gaer, Eastern/Carson Musick, Eastern, 8.6; AJ Freeman, Eastern/Dustin Dailey, Eastern, 9.1; Becca Kartak, Eastern/Lane Hall, Eastern, 9.6; Brady Wakefield, Gillette/Seth Anderson, Gillette, 10.8.
Steer wrestling -- Riley Krassin, Casper, 4.5; Donny Scantling, Gillette, 5.1; David Hinman, NEJC, 5.5; Blake Williams, Gillette, 5.6; Russell Hipke, Chadron, 5.9; Brady Wakefield, Gillette, 5.9; Collin Chytka, Chadron, 6.3; Cody Brewer, UW, 6.3; James Ellet, Lamar, 6.4
Breakway roping -- Jordan Hagedorn, Eastern, 3.0; Erika Wolaver, CWC, 3.1; Coralee Spratt, Gillette, 3.1; Shaylee Hance, Chadron, 3.4; Kaitlin Bilodeau Casper, 3.5; Cassie Hamilton, UW, 3.5; Paxton Segelke, NEJC, 3.6; Kristi Steffes, Gillette, 3.7; Brooke Smith, Lamar, 3.7; Sadie Gjermundson, Eastern, 3.8; Becca Kartak, Eastern, 3.8.
Tie-down roping -- David Hinman, NEJC, 8.0; Lane Day, Chadron, 9.9; Brady Wakefield, Gillette, 10.0; Tanner Nielson, CWC, 10.7; Colby Anders, NEJC, 12.0; Tylor Bond, NEJC, 12.0; Kade Merritt, UW, 12.0; Cody Hill, Otero, 12.1; Trevor Scantling, CWC, 12.3.
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