Local Rodeo Update – Fall Is Off To A Good Start
The University of Wyoming men's rodeo team tied for first place in the opening rodeo on the fall schedule last weekend in Riverton.
The Cowboys scored 435 points and shared the top spot with Casper College.
Senior Brit Ellerman and his partner won the team roping competition. The captured both rounds to win the average. Junior Clint Buringa and his partner split sixth place in the same event.
Sophomore Jaden Clark tied for second place overall in bareback riding. He tied for first place in the short go, or championship round, and finished second in the average. Also in the rough stock events, senior Brady Dinwoodie took third in the saddle bronc riding.
The Wyoming Cowgirls continued their struggles. They failed to score a point during the opening weekend.
UW rodeo heads to Chadron, Nebraska for the Chadron State College Rodeo this weekend.
High School Rodeo
The three week fall season has already concluded. They made stops in Wheatland, Lander and Jackson earlier this month.
From the Laramie High School rodeo club team, Blare Romsa has had a great start in steer wrestling. He won four of the six rounds this fall, which included a victory on both days in Lander on the September 6 and 7. He also won day two at Wheatland on September 1 and last Sunday, September 14 in Jackson. Romsa has already scored 45 points in Steer Wrestling and leads the state standings.
Alexis Manley won the goat tying last Saturday in Jackson. She tied for third on day two and won the average in the event. Manley had a busy weekend in Jackson, as she finished eighth in pole bending last Saturday; then on Sunday was seventh in poles; seventh in breakaway roping; and eighth in team roping.
Bailey Butcher and Callie Clingman have also posted top ten results over the first three weekends of competition.
High School rodeo in Wyoming doesn't resume their season until next April.