Winchell stars again

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – First and second place finishes in the goat tying led the way as the Chadron State College women's team had another excellent performance at the rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne over the weekend.

Shaylee Hance of Circle, Mont., was first and Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff second in the goat tying. Both had times of 7.1 seconds while sharing second place in the first go-round. Hance tied her second goat in 7.0 seconds to win the go-round and the averages. Winchell's mark was 7.2 seconds in the finals, good for runner-up honors in both the go-round and the averages.

Chadron State entries have earned lots of points in the goat tying during the five rodeos this fall.

Hance also was second at the Central Wyoming College rodeo that opened the season and placed third in the event at the recent Lamar College rodeo.

Winchell has been second at three of the fall rodeos and was third another. She's first and Hance in second in the overall standings at the end of the autumn schedule.

Another CSC cowgirl, Amy Deichert of Spearfish, continued to fare well in the barrel race at the LCCC rodeo. She tied for fifth in the first go-round in 16.66 seconds and was third in the second session in 16.63 seconds and third in the averages.

Also, Amy Loughran (Law-horn) of Broken Bow was fourth in the first go-round of the barrels in 16.58 seconds, but was nearly two seconds slower in the finals and did not rank among the top six overall.

Amy Tierney of Hot Springs also was among the 10 finalists in the barrel race, but knocked over a barrel on her second run.

The CSC cowgirls were second in the team standings at the rodeo in Cheyenne and end the fall schedule in second place in the region with 1,540 points, just 50 points behind Gillette College. The third place team is nearly 1,000 points behind CSC in the standings.

Three Chadron State cowboys made it to the finals of their event at LCCC, but only Rolly Fortune of Interior, S.D., placed in the averages. He finished sixth in the tie down roping with times of 11.0 and 13.3 seconds.

Kelby Bond of Avondale, Colo., was ninth in the first go-round of the steer wrestling in 5.7 seconds and flipped his second steer in 5.4 seconds, but had 10 seconds added to that time because he broke the barrier.

Colin Chytka of Broken Bow rode both of his saddle broncs, but his scores were not high enough to place him in the averages.

Hance and her team roping partner, Kooper Batt of Casper College, made it to the finals in the team roping, but they didn't make connections on their second run.

Five more rodeos will take place in the region beginning in March.

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