University of Wyoming rodeo team to host Laramie River Rendezvous
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming rodeo team will host the JCA Companies Laramie River Rendezvous, April 22-24. The rodeo will be held at the Cliff and Martha Hansen Livestock Teaching Arena, located three miles west of Laramie on HWY 230.
Heading in to the Laramie River Rendezvous, UW leads the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings with 7,545 points. The Pokes are followed by Casper College (5,190 pts) and Laramie County Community College (3,330 pts). On the women’s side the race is a lot closer. The UW Cowgirls lead the team standings with 2,385 points followed by Gillette College (2,195 pts) and Casper College (1,865 pts).
“We are expecting sellouts for all three performances,” UW rodeo coach Beau Clark said. “We encourage fans to buy tickets online in advance so they assure themselves of getting in. It’s going to be three straight days of great collegiate rodeo action with a lot of fireworks inside and out of the arena. There will be a fireworks show for the performances on Friday and Saturday.”
UW is led by Brice Patterson (Bozeman, Mont.) and Garrett Uptain (Craig, Colo.) who rank first and second, respectively, in the men’s all-around standings. Patterson also leads the standings in the bareback riding and is fourth in the steer wrestling.
Uptain ranks first in the saddle bronc riding and third in the bull riding. Other Cowboys ranking in the top three in their events are Chadron Coffield of Yuma, Colo., (first in tie-down roping), Austin Hurlburt of Norfolk, Neb., (first in steer wrestling), Donny Proffit of Kemmerer (second in bareback riding) and John Jensen (third in steer wrestling).
On the women’s side, the Cowgirls are led by Riata Day (Fleming, Colo.) and Taylour Latham (LaPoint, Utah) who rank first and second, respectively, in the goat
tying. Kelsey Lensegrav (Interior, S.D.) currently sits fifth in the all-around standings. Competitors are vying to compete at the College National Finals Rodeo, June 12-18, at the Ford Wyoming Center in Casper.
Laramie River Rendezvous Rodeo Dates:
Friday, April 22 – 6pm
Saturday, April 23 – 6pm
Sunday, April 24 – 10am
Ticket Info (fans are encouraged to buy tickets in advance online):
Friday = $20
Saturday = $20
Sunday = $10
(Kids 3 & younger are free)
TICKET LINK: https://gowyo.evenue.net/cgi