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Hill wins steer-wrestling buckle at Chadron rodeo

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill recorded the quickest time on his way to winning the steer wrestling title Sunday at the Chadron State rodeo.

Hill had a two-ride time of 10.4 seconds. This is Hill's third year in the CWC rodeo program.

The rodeo was the second one of the fall season.

CWC hosted the Rustler Roundup Sept. 13-15 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

"Coltin was out good in both of his steers," CWC rodeo coach Drew Schrock said. "He has been steer wrestling really well since we have started practice."

Hill had a time of 4.0 seconds in his first performance and a 6.1 on his path to the victory.

"He just stuck with his runs," Schrock said. "He had a little bobble in the second run, but he didn't have a bunch more. He got things right to finish him off."

Pete Wainofer from Laramie County Community College was second at 10.8 seconds.

"I have high hopes for Coltin," Schrock said.

"He has really come on strong with his horse in the box. He is strong and athletic."

The top three in each event qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo set for June in Casper.

"I really feel like he has a good chance at winning the region and going on to nationals to make a name for himself there," Schrock said.

The Rustlers were eighth in the men's team standings scoring 165 points.

Casper College took the crown withe 485 points. The University of Wyoming finished second at 415 points.

CWC women fourth

The CWC women's rodeo team placed fourth in the standings at Chadron.

CWC scored 95 points in the three-day rodeo.

Eastern Wyoming College finished first with 410 points. Gillette College ended up second (230 points).

CWC's Kaylee Burnett was fourth in goat tying.

Burnett finished in a two-time score of 14.2 seconds.

Burnett was the only CWC cowgirl to place at the rodeo.

"Kaylee had two pretty good runs," Schrock said. "She didn't get outside of herself. She did the basics and went out and made two solid runs. If she can keep doing that all year, she is going to be in contention for going to the CNFR in goat tying."

Burnett didn't place in barrel racing.

"In barrel racing, her horse didn't have the best run,"Schrock said. "There was a lot of them that shouldn't have a good run that didn't. The ground was a little bit slick."

Sheridan next

CWC is off to the Sheridan College rodeo Friday through Sunday.

"We have had some really good practices this week," Schrock said. "We are going to go out there and keep having a good attitude and build off that."

CWC has the Lamar Community College rodeo (Oct. 4-Oct. 6) and the Laramie County Community College rodeo (Oct. 11-13) on its fall schedule.

"We have a good atmosphere in our practices," Schrock said. "I'm excited to go to Sheridan and get some more done."

Results from Chadron State rodeo finished on Sunday

Men's team standings -- 1. Casper College, 485; 2. (tie) University of Wyoming and Laramie County Community College, 415; 4. Sheridan College, 405; 5. Gillette College, 385; 6. Eastern Wyoming College, 320; 7. Otero Junior College, 240; 8. Central Wyoming College, 165; 9. Northeastern Junior College, 145; 10. Colorado State University, 20.

Women's team standings --1. Eastern Wyoming College, 410; 2. Gillette College, 230; 3. Chadron State College, 130; 4. Central Wyoming College, 95; 5. Laramie County Community College, 75; 6. Colorado State University, 70; 7. Casper College, 50; 8. Lamar Community College, 40; 9. Northeastern Junior College, 20; 10. Sheridan College, 15.

Men's all-around -- 1. Zeke Thurston, Sheridan College, 235.

Women's all-around -- 1. Bailey Schaack, Eastern, 170.

Saddle bronc -- 1. Zeke Thurston, Sheridan, 152.

Bareback -- 1. Jaden Clark, Wyoming, 156.

Bull riding -- 1. Garrett Lowham, Wyoming, 73.

Tie-down roping -- 1. Clayton Van Aken, Wyoming, 18.8.

Steer wrestling -- 1. Coltin Hill, CWC, 10.4.

Team roping header -- 1. Derek Weinreis, Eastern, 13.6.

Team roping -- heeler -- 1. Levi O'Keeffe, Eastern, 13.6.

Barrel racing -- 1. Tally Poepke, Gillette, 33.22.

Breakaway roping -- 1. Danni Jo Hinman, Chadron, 6.1.

Goat tying -- 1. Tawny Barry, Laramie, 13.5; 4. Kaylee Burnett, CWC, 14.2.

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