CSC Cowboy Places High In New Event

Con Marshall

Chadron State cowboy Parker Johnston, who won the steer wrestling at the recent CSC Rodeo, didn’t place in that event at the Central Wyoming College Rodeo in Riverton last weekend, but he also entered a new event, bull riding, and was the runner-up.

Johnston scored 77 points in the opening go-round, good for second place. He failed to stick his bull in the finals on Sunday, but so did the remaining finalists, so he remained No. 2.

Senior transfer Tayle Brink continued to be really competitive for CSC. She completed both runs in goat tying in 8.1 seconds to place seventh overall and also tied for third in the opening go-round of breakaway roping in 2.5 seconds. Even though she failed to connect in the finals, she still placed fifth overall.

Just two other cowgirls were finalists in two events, allowing Brink to finish third in the all-around standings.

Four CSC cowboys besides Johnston reached the finals in his event, but didn’t fare well the second time around or have first round marks good enough to put them among the overall placewinners.

Two of them, both named Tanner, were team roping heelers for cowboys from other schools. Tanner Whetham and his partner completed their first run in 7.3 seconds but didn’t get a time on their second run. Tanner McInerney and his cohort had a 7.7 run in the first go-round, and also caught their second steer, but the header broke the barrier and their time of 20.3 seconds Sunday left them out of the top six.

In addition, Teigan Marchant was a finalist in steer wrestling after completing his first run in 5.9 seconds and Seth Johnson made it to the saddle bronc finals, but neither was successful again.

The final fall rodeo of the season in the Central Rocky Mountain Region will be at Otero College at LaJunta, Colo., this weekend.

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