The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team recently returned from the CSU hosted rodeo where several members of the team qualified for the top-ten short round.
In the team roping, freshman Bryer Wadhams and sophomore partner Trevor Schnaufer, both from Pueblo, CO, were 4th in the first round, 5th in the short and finished the weekend 4th in the average. This team is also currently sitting 2nd in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional (CRMR) standings.
Teammates Canton Afdahl, freshman, Torrington, WY and partner Wyatt Schuelke, freshman, Faith, SD, were 2nd in the first round with a time of 6.0 seconds. Riley Curuchet, sophomore, Kaycee, WY and Denton Shaw, sophomore, Lusk, WY, were 3rd in the first round with a time of 6.4 seconds.
Other team ropers in the currently in the top ten of the CRMR standings are: Braden Pirrung, freshman, Hartford, SD – 2nd place heading; Logan Milligan, sophomore, Torrington, WY and Coley Nicholls, sophomore, Riverton, WY – 4th; brothers Cody and Chance Lane, Torrington, WY – 8th; and Curuchet and Shaw – 9th.
In the tie-down roping, sophomore JJ Skarohlid, Cheyenne, WY, was 2nd in the first round, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average. Caden Packer, sophomore, Sturgis, SD was 5th in the first round and Levi Walter, freshman, Wray, CO was 4th.
Steer wrestler Danny Manning, sophomore, Hemingford, NE, was 2nd in the first round, 6th in the short round and 6th in the average. Manning is currently sitting in 7th place in the regional standings.
Schuelke, who also competes in the saddle bronc riding is sitting in 7th place in the regional standings.
The Lancers have two rodeos left in the regular season to see who will qualify to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo in June. They will compete in Casper April 21-23 and Laramie April 27-29.