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Central Wyoming Rodeo

Tie-down roper Dane Kissack of Spearfish, South Dakota, competes Saturday night in the final go-round of the Central Wyoming Rodeo in Casper.

Former Gillette College cowboy Dane Kissack completed an impressive week at the Central Wyoming Rodeo in Casper on Saturday, winning the tie-down roping with an 8.8-second run.

The Spearfish, South Dakota, native also won the average with a two-run time of 17.7 seconds. Kissack, who entered the week 49th in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association tie-down standings, moved up to 36th after pocketing more than $6,600 in Casper.

Kissack wasn’t the only competitor with Wyoming ties to have a successful week at the Central Wyoming Rodeo. Lysite native KL Spratt won the final go in barrel racing with a 17.30-second run and former Gillette College saddle bronc rider Jade Blackwell won the final go with a score of 85 points on The Cervi Brothers’ Rodeo Houston’s Two Cookies and the average with 169 points on two head.

Also Saturday, Boudreaux Campbell won the final go and the average in bull riding. Campbell, No. 5 in the PRCA standings, had an 89 on The Cervi Brothers’ Greeley Hat Works Hooky to finish with 176.5 points on two head.

Also winning average titles were: bareback bronc rider Grant Denny; steer wrestler Hunter Cure, the 2013 and ‘15 world champion; team ropers Jesse Stipes and Jake Smith; and barrel racer Kathy Grimes.

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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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