CWC Rodeo team gives solid performance at last weekends rodeo

Burnett at CSU rodeo in the goat tying event.

Burnett at CSU rodeo in the goat tying event. (photo courtesy BQ Gauck Photography)

Central Wyoming College came back from the Colorado State University rodeo with some solid performances this past weekend for Central Rocky Mountain Region’s third rodeo of the spring season.

Junior, Kaylee Burnett tied up the championship in goat tying again this weekend with 7.1 seconds in the first go-round and 6.8 seconds in the short go-round. She also received times for both the short and long go-round in barrels with 15.56 seconds in long go-round and 15.29 seconds in the short go-round, placing her third overall.

Burnett is second in women’s all-around for the region with 752 points. The women’s team placed second at the rodeo and is now sixth in the region with 862.50 points.

“With Kaylee bringing home the title in goat tying and placing third in barrel racing, she helped the women’s team to a second place finish,” said Drew Schrock rodeo coach. “This is her third year winning the all-round and has done an outstanding job; her horse is also running well so I’m excited to see how she finishes the season.”

Two CWC saddle bronc riders placed at the event; sophomore, Shawn Butner placed fifth and freshman, Seth Cumpton placed eighth overall. Both making a score in the long-go round with Butner scoring a 64 and Cumpton scoring a 57, unfortunately both ended with a no score in the short go-round.

After a solid performance in both the long and short go-round, junior Nathan Barron took the buckle in bull riding with a score of 73 in the long go-round and a 71 in the short go-round.

Sophomore, Tanner Nielson placed sixth in the tie down event. In the long go-round his time was 11.8 seconds and 24.8 seconds in the short go-round.

Two teams in the team roping event timed in the long go-round bringing them back to the short go-round; sophomore, Kyle Choate and teammate freshman, Klint Choate had a time of 7.1 seconds in the long go-round and 6.5 seconds in the short go-round, placing them fourth overall.

With a time of 7.0 seconds in the long go-round and 7.5 seconds in the short go-round, freshman teammate’s Wyatt Stuber and Jade Barquin placed sixth overall.

“It is gratifying to see all of the team’s hard work pay off and fun to watch them place at events,” Schrock said.

Currently, CWC men’s team is ninth in the region with 860 points and the women’s team is sixth with 862.5 points. Casper College is taking the lead for the men’s team with 3,105 points followed by Chadron State College with 3,005. For the women’s team Gillette College is in the lead with 2,955 points and Northeastern Junior College is in second with 1,525 points.

The team will travel to Casper College this weekend.

Team rope, header Wyatt Stuber (photo courtesy BQ Gauck Photography)

Team rope, header Wyatt Stuber (photo courtesy BQ Gauck Photography)

Kaylee Burnett at a rodeo last fall in Riverton. Kaylee brought home the buckle for goat tying and is placed second for women's all-around in the region.

Kaylee Burnett at a rodeo last fall in Riverton. Kaylee brought home the buckle for goat tying and is placed second for women’s all-around in the region.

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