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Gillette College's Taylour Latham raises her hands after finishing her goat tying run during a performance at the College National Finals Rodeo last year at the Casper Events Center.

The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team continued its season-long dominance of the Central Rocky Mountain Region this past weekend. The Cowboys’ depth in the timed events propelled them to a convincing win at the Colorado State University rodeo in Fort Collins, Colorado.

With three of the top-five teams in the team roping, two of the top-three steer wrestlers and a fourth-place finish in tie-down roping the Cowboys totaled 725 points to finish well ahead of Laramie County Community College (555 points) and Casper College (453.3).

The team of Seth Peterson and Ty Everson won the team roping, with Gage Greer and Garrett Nunn placing third and Jase Staudt and Dusty Taylor fourth. Everson also finished second in the steer wrestling while Staudt was fourth in the tie-down.

Saddle bronc rider Houston Brown and tie-down roper Rance Johnson won their respective events to lead LCCC. Casper College got top-five finishes from Cole Reiner (bareback), Garrett Buckley (saddle bronc), K’s Thomson (saddle bronc and bull riding) and Wyatt Tarver (tie-down) to continue its late-season surge.

Chadron State College, which finished fourth with 365 points, got first-place finishes from bull rider Miles Englebert and bulldogger Kalane Anders. Sheridan College’s Chance Ames won the bareback.

For the women, Gillette College’s Taylour Latham won the goat tying and was third in the barrel racing to lead the Pronghorns to the team title with 435 points. Also finishing in the top-five for the Pronghorns were barrel racers Emmy O’Connell (second) and Riley Addington (fourth) and breakaway roper Brooke Howell (fifth).

The Wyoming Cowgirls, who were second with 185 points, got a first-place finish from barrel racer Laken Bice, while Chadron State’s Quincy Segelke won the breakaway.

The CRMR season is down to its final two rodeos – Casper College’s Ropin’ and Riggin’ Days on April 19-21 and UW’s Laramie River Rendezvous on April 26-28.

CSU Results

at Fort Collins, Colorado

Men

Team: University of Wyoming 725 points, Laramie County Community College 555, Casper College 453.3, Chadron State College 365, Otero Junior College 330, Sheridan College 255, Gillette College 166.7, Central Wyoming College 135, Lamar Community College 60.

Bareback Bronc Riding: Chance Ames, SC, 159 points Kyle Bloomquist, CSC, 142 Rowdy Moon, CSC, 138 Cole Reiner, CC, 137 Jake Kesl, GC, 135.

Saddle Bronc Riding: Houston Brown, LCCC, 149 points Garrett Buckley, CC, 147 K’s Thomson, CC, 142 Carter Elsehere, GC, 136 Brady Thurston, CWC, 135.

Bull Riding: Miles Englebert, CSC, 80 points K’S Thomson, CC, 79 Coby Johnson, SC, 77 Nate Hoey, LCC, 61.

Steer Wrestling: Kalane Anders, CSC, 10.0 seconds Ty Everson, UW, 10.4 Jake Fulton, UW, 10.7 Nate Weyrich, CWC, 11.2 Rance Johnson, LCCC, 12.3.

Tie-Down Roping: Rance Johnson, LCCC, 19.3 seconds Bernard Girard, LCCC, 21.6 Wyatt Tarver, CC, 21.7 Jase Staudt, UW, 22.1 Garrett Murphy, EWC, 23.0.

Team Roping: Seth Peterson/Ty Everson, UW, 15.0 seconds Michael Kunzler/Daxon Buttars, OJC, 18.5 Gage Greer/Garrett Nunn, UW, 20.8 Jase Staudt/Dusty Taylor, UW, 6.5 (on one) Ty Chasek, EWC/Cord Roberts, LCCC, 6.7.

Women

Team: Gillette College 435 points, University of Wyoming 185, Chadron State College 155, Eastern Wyoming College 150, Laramie County Community College 110, Casper College 70, Northeastern Junior College 60, Colorado State University 50, Otero Junior College 10.

Barrel Racing: Laken Bice, UW, 30.43 seconds Emmy O’Connell, GC, 30.83 Taylour Latham, GC, 30.89 Riley Addington, GC, 30.94 Brianna Williams, CSC, 30.98.

Breakaway Roping: Quincy Segelke, CSC, 5.8 seconds Brooke Glass, EWC, 6.9 Sydney Graff, LCCC, 8.0 Cassidy March, LCCC, 14.3 Brooke Howell, GC, 2.3 (on one).

Goat Tying: Taylour Latham, GC, 12.3 seconds Teisha Coffield, UW, 12.6 Lyndi Anderson, UW, 13.0 Makenna Balkenbush, CC, 13.4 Faith Hoffman, NJC, 13.4.

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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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