The Chadron State College rodeo team wrapped up its regular season last weekend with some pleasing results at the Colorado State rodeo in Fort Collins.
The big news was that, led by senior Quincy Segelke, the CSC women’s team finished second in the Central Rocky Mountain Region for the season and qualifies for College National Finals in Casper in June.
Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said Segelke and another senior, Brianna Williams of Buffalo, S.D., will be on the team along with one more CSC cowgirl to be determined after sizing up the results for the season.
Segelke was the region’s runner-up all-around cowgirl by finishing second in breakaway roping and third in goat tying for the year.
Also qualifying for nationals is Rowdy Moon of Sargent, a graduate student and the team’s assistant coach. from Sargent. He nailed down second place in bareback riding for the year by winning both go-rounds in Fort Collins with 76 and 77 points.
Other CSC cowboys placing were senior Drew Neuerberg of Gill, Colo., who was third in tie down roping in 10.1 and 11.4 seconds, and junior Nathan Bausch of Allen, Neb., who was fifth in bull riding with 73 points in the opening go-round.
Williams placed sixth in goat tying in 8.3 and 9.6 seconds.
Faith Hoffman of the University of Wyoming used a big lead in goat tying to win the region’s all-around cowgirl title just ahead of Segelke. Hoffman rolled up 1,038 points while tying goats. Segelke was third in the event with 673 points.
Another UW cowgirl, Brandy Schaack, was the breakaway winner with 731 points. Segelke was the runner-up with 526.
In the all-around race, Hoffman finished with 1,384.83 points. Segelke was next with 1,291.50.
The Wyoming cowgirls rolled up 3,644.65 points. CSC was the runner-up with 1,810.84. Gillette College was third with 1,405.30.
Wyoming also won the men’s team title with 6,818.50 points. Gillette was next with 4,952. Chadron finished fifth among the 12 teams with 2,829.66.