Con Marshall Chadron Record
Chadron State College had 4 placers last weekend at the rodeo hosted by Central Wyoming College in Riverton, led by a first place in Team Roping
Twins Jake and Justin Chasek attend different colleges, but that’s ok in college rodeo Team Roping.
Jake, the header, attends Chadron State and Justin, the heeler, attends Eastern Wyoming in Torrington.
The Chasek family ranched for many years in the Beaver Valley area east of Chadron and some members still reside there. The twins’ parents, Shawn and Jennifer, were married in Whitney and living north of Harrison when the twins were born. The family moved to the Mitchell area 13 years ago..
Jake and Justin are both sophomores and at Riverton they finished 6th in the first go-round in 8.4 seconds, then were first in the championship go-round on Sunday in 7.4 seconds to claim the overall title.
With 71 teams in Team Roping, there was a good payoff. The twins each received $596 for their quick work as college rodeo allows cash payments.
Chadron State had three other entries place among the top six at the Central Wyoming rodeo.
Sierra Lee, a graduate of Harding County High at Buffalo, S.D., was 4th among the 90 competitors in Barrel Racin in 17.52 seconds, Pepper Rhyne of Craig, Colo., was 5th in Tie Down Roping in 10.5 and 15.5 seconds and Brooke Worman of Sheridan, Wyo., was 5th in Goat Tying in 8.4 and 8.5 seconds.
Chadron State had two others reach the finals. Parker Johnston of Maywood did it in Steer Wrestling, but was unable to catch his second steer while Hannah Hoos of Hay Springs caught her first calf in 2.7 seconds to be among the 12 breakaway finalists, but didn’t lasso the second calf.
The rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region this weekend will be hosted by Sheridan College.