CSC Rodeo Team Has One Placer At EWC


Photo – Brandon Davenport/CSC Alumni Office

By Con Marshall

      Chadron State College had 6 competitors reach the finals of the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington last weekend by placing in the top 10 in the opening go-round, but only one ended in the top 6 to earn team points for the Eagles.

       Cinch Kiger, a sophomore from Overton, NE, finished 3rd in bareback riding. Kiger scored 75 points in the first go-round to tie for 2nd, then earned 71 points in the finals on Sunday to tie for 5th in that go-round and finish 3rd in the averages.

     There was good news that Jack Skavdahl of Harrison returned to action in the saddle bronc riding after having knee surgery last fall. 

     He rode both his broncs the full 8-seconds, but his scores of 67 and 62 points weren’t high enough to make the top six in the overall standings. 

     The other CSC entries to make the finals were in timed events and none received a score on Sunday. 

     Colton Storer of Arthur completed his first run in tie down roping in 9.6 seconds to share 3ird place, but he didn’t catch his second calf. 

    Tanner Whetham of Morrill and his team roping partner, Cam Jensen of the University of Wyoming, were 10th in the first round of that event with an 8-second run, but failed to make both loops fit in the finals. 

    Two CSC cowgirls reached the finals, but their good fortune didn’t continue. Hanna Huffman of Burwell was 5th after her first run in breakaway roping in 2.7 seconds, but didn’t catch her second calf. 

    Rylee Naprestek of Gothenburg made the goat tying finals with an 8-second run, but didn’t receive a score in the finals. 

    College rodeo’s Central Rocky Mountain Region is taking the Easter weekend off with action resuming April 5-7 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins