The Sheridan College rodeo team hosted the second college rodeo of the fall season. Even though the weather was cold and damp outside the spirits were warm and cheery inside of the Sheridan College Agripark arena. We had record attendance this year with 345 total contestants and over 700 runs of stock in three days, which explains why we are all tired.
The rodeo team would like to acknowledge and thank Zane Garstad, Will Raley, John Waller and the Campus police officers for their great help this weekend. We could not have had as successful rodeo as we did without their help all weekend. Thank you!
The Men's team had a great weekend earning 580 points and winning the Men's team title. This moved them into the number one position in the region.
Sophomore Chance Ames had two strong rides in the bareback riding, he won the long round with an 80-point ride and scored 81 to split the win in the short round the combined total of 161 on two head was enough for the win. Sophomore Hunter Carlson scored 71 points in the long round to place second he rode a tough horse in the short round and scored 75 points, which placed him third in the round and third in the average. Sophomore bareback rider Kyle Bloomquist scored 65 points in the long round to place sixth and scored 70 points in the short to split fourth, fifth in the round, and fourth in the average. Freshman Cole Reiner from Buffalo, WY made the short round in the bareback riding with a score of 42 points, in the short round he scored 70 to split fourth and fifth he placed sixth in the average.
Freshman saddle bronc rider Lane Schuelke scored 67 points in the long round and placed fourth in the round, he blew a stirrup in the short round but still placed fourth in the average. Freshman K's Thomson scored 66 points in the long round in the saddle bronc riding splitting fifth and sixth with sophomore saddle bronc rider Trevor Clark. K's bucked off in the short round but placed fifth in the average. K's also won the long round in the bull riding with a score of 77 points he rode his short round bull for 64 points and second place in the round and the average, which was enough to give him the All Around Cowboy title. Unfortunately, Trevor Clark was unable to compete due to torn ligaments in his ankle, which he suffered when he got off on the pickup man.
Junior Colby Hetzel split fifth and sixth in the team roping with his partner Seth Anderson from Casper they had a time of 7.1 seconds in the short round Colby legged up but managed to place fifth in the round and the average with a total on two head of 18.6. Sophomore Cody Henderson and his partner Callie Robinson made the short round with a time of 7.8 seconds in the short round Cody legged up but they managed to place sixth in the round and sixth in the average with a total time of 19.7. The women's team did a lot of things right this weekend and they showed a lot of improvement over last weekend. We are looking for a strong showing in Lamar, CO this coming weekend.
Thank you to all of our sponsors who continually support our program and to all who came out and watched. Thank you again to Zane, Will, John the Campus Police for their hard work.