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The Gillette College men’s and women’s rodeo teams lead the team standings heading into the final four rodeos of the Central Rocky Mountain Region season. The CRMR spring season continues this weekend at the Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo in Torrington.

The Gillette College women’s team totaled 550 points to win its home rodeo last weekend and push its lead over the second-place University of Wyoming Cowgirls to more than 1,000 points. The Pronghorns currently have 2,560 points to 1,475 for UW. Eastern Wyoming College is third with 1,140.3 points and Central Wyoming College is fourth with 905.

Gillette’s Rickie Engesser sits atop the breakaway roping standings, is second in barrel racing and eighth in goat tying to lead the all-around standings. Teammate Taylour Latham, who is second in goat tying and fifth in breakaway, is second in the all-around. Also for the Pronghorns, Riley Addington leads the barrel racing and Quincy Segelke is third in breakaway.

The men’s team standings have seen some changes at the top this spring, with Gillette College (2,205 points) and Laramie County Community College (2,190) both overtaking Sheridan College (2,110), with Casper College (2,050) and Chadron State College (1,960) also in the mix.

Gillette College only has one event leader – freshman Kellan Johnson and partner Trey Yates of Casper College in team roping – but the Pronghorns have top-five competitors in saddle bronc and team roping.

The CRMR spring season continues in two weeks at the Colorado State Rodeo in Fort Collins, Colorado.

CRMR Standings

Through March 18


Team: Gillette College 2,205 Laramie County Community College 2,190 Sheridan College 2,110 Casper College 2,050 Chadron State College 1,960 University of Wyoming 1,720 Central Wyoming College 1,715 Northeastern Junior College 1,280 Otero Junior College 965 Eastern Wyoming College 680 Colorado State University 150 Lamar Community College 90.

All-Around: Thomas Davis, CWC, 710 Brady Thurston, CWC, 545 Brock Wahlert, UW, 530 Seth Andersen, GC, 470.

Bareback Bronc Riding: Rowdy Moon, CSC, 675 Hunter Carlson, SC, 640 Chance Ames, SC, 630 Thomas Davis, CWC, 410 Brock Wahlert, UW, 295.

Saddle Bronc Riding: Mason Mardesich, OJC, 665 Houston Brown, LCCC, 370 Wyatt Schuelke, EWC, 340 Carter Elshere, GC, 278.3 Rhett Fanning, GC, 255.

Bull Riding: Jacob Smith, UW, 430 Coby Lane, UW, 395 Chasen Cole, CSC, 230 Ty Ward, SC, 210 K’s Thomson, SC, 160.

Steer Wrestling: Taylor Davidson, CWC, 410 Thomas Davis, CWC, 300 Devin Dibbern, CSC, 285 Brady Thurston, CWC, 285 Prestyn Novak, CSC, 240.

Tie-Down Roping: Austin Hurlburt, LCCC, 400 Logan Brown, CC, 315 Cody Darnell, NJC, 315 Jace Staudt, NJC, 310 Ty Spickelmier, NJC, 285.

Team Roping (header): Kellan Johnson, GC, 650 Justene Hirsig, UW, 475 Wheaton Williams, CC, 420 Jon Peterson, GC, 315 Cooper White, GC, 230.

Team Roping (heeler): Trey Yates, CC, 650 Denton Shaw, UW, 475 Jerren Johnson, CC, 420 JC Flake, GC, 265 Seth Andersen, GC, 230.


Team: Gillette 2,560 Wyoming 1,475 Eastern Wyoming 1,140.3 Central Wyoming 905 Laramie County CC 615 Colorado State-Pueblo 475 Chadron State 382 Northeastern JC 365 Casper 265 Lamar CC 247 Colorado State 220 Sheridan 180.

All-Around: Rickie Engesser, GC, 1,055 Taylour Latham, GC, 795 Justene Hirsig, UW, 765.

Barrel Racing: Riley Addington, GC, 450 Rickie Engesser, GC, 335 Rachael Calvo, UW, 310 Siarra Johnson, CC, 270 Lake Mehalic, CSU, 220.

Breakaway Roping: Rickie Engesser, GC, 400 Teisha Coffield, CSUP, 360 Quincy Segelke, GC, 360 Justene Hirsig, UW, 290 Taylour Latham, GC, 225.

Goat Tying: Karissa Rayhill, EWC, 507 Taylour Latham, GC, 425 Casey Reimler, UW, 423.3 Jacey Thompson, EWC, 415 Timber Taylor, CWC, 330.

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Sports Editor

Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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