Several CSC Pokes Place At Final Fall Rodeo


Photo Courtesy/Con Marshall

The Chadron State College rodeo team wrapped up its fall schedule by earning several places at the rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne last weekend.

CSC’s highest placer was Jack Skavdahl of Harrison, who was third in both go-rounds and overall in saddle bronc riding. He scored 73 and 67 points. Skavdahl rode broncs at Casper College two years before transferring to Chadron State this fall. He qualified for the College National Finals Rodeo last year.

Another rough stock contestant, Cinch Kiger of Overton, Neb., stayed aboard both of the barebacks he drew, scoring 59 and 69 points to tie for fifth and sixth in the event.

Team ropers Colton Storer of Arthur and Blaine Flack of Crawford placed second in the first go-round of that event in 6.2 seconds. However, they failed to connect with both loops during their second run and had to settle for seventh place overall.

Senior Phannette Gray of Ridgeview, S.D., was third in the opening go-round of barrel racing in 16.44 seconds. Her time was faster in the finals on Sunday—a 16.30—but several other contestants also sped through the cloverleaf pattern faster, and Gray finished fifth in both the finals and fifth overall.

Grant Turek of St. Paul won the tie down roping during Chadron State’s rodeo that opened the 2022-23 season in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. He tied for third in the opening go-round at Cheyenne in 11 seconds flat, but didn’t get a time on Sunday and was seventh in the final standings.

Bailey Hurlburt of Norfolk made the finals in breakaway roping with a 3.3-second run, but did not catch her calf on Sunday.

Two Chadron State cowgirls were in the finals of goat tying. Brooke Worman of Sheridan, Wyo., placed sixth with times of 7.5 and 7.4 seconds, while Kadra Clark of Yoder, Wyo., had a solid 7.1-second run in the long go-round, but dropped out of contention in the finals when her time was 8.8.

The goat tying winner for the fourth week in a row at a regional rodeo was Haiden Thompson, formerly of Whitney, now of Yoder, Wyo., and a student at Gillette College. Her times last weekend were 6.8 and 6.6 seconds. She has piled up 800 points during the halfway point of the regional schedule.

The runner-up has 390.

The spring portion of the season will begin in March.