EWC rodeo team does well in Gillette

Blomenkamp at the Scotts Bluff County Fair Rodeo

(Torrington, Wyoming, March 18, 2013)Â….The Eastern Wyoming College women's team brought home a team trophy for their performance at the first rodeo of the spring season hosted by Gillette College this past weekend.


Allie Grant, a freshman, from Wheatland, WY won the short go of the breakaway roping with a time of 3.6 seconds. She also won the average. Her teammate, Shayna Nagel, freshman, from Springfield, SD finished right behind her with a time of 4.1 seconds and second place in the average.


In the goat tying, Mardee Sierks, sophomore, Brewster, NE, finished the weekend in third place in the goat tying. She was solid in the long go and tied her goat in 9.7 seconds in the short go to secure the third place finish in the average.


Michaella Lay, a freshman from Torrington, was sixth in the long go and fifth in the short go which landed her the sixth spot in the average for the weekend in the barrel racing.


Grant also qualified for the short go with her team roping partner Trevor Blomenkamp, freshman, from Broadwater, NE.


In the steer wrestling, Tyler Thorson, sophomore, from Towner, ND won the short go with a time of 4.0 seconds which earned him a second place finish in the average.


Troy Wilcox, a sophomore from Red Owl, SD, was second in the long and short rounds of the tie down roping for the weekend.


Jake Etzkorn, freshman, from Pierre, SD finished the weekend in fourth place in the bull riding.


"It was great to see our young women's team earn a title. Hopefully that momentum will carry through the spring. Our men's team is still in the mix and will have better rodeos. Troy Wilcox continued his run for the Regional All Around title with a couple of great runs in the tie down roping," added rodeo coach Jake Clark.

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