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Sheridan College's Coby Johnson holds on to County Sheriff while competing in bull riding during the College National Finals Rodeo on June 9 at the Casper Events Center.

The University of Wyoming men’s rodeo team dominated the timed events at the Antler Stampede in Lamar, Colorado, over the weekend to win the next-to-last Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo of the fall season.

The Cowboys had four of the top five finishers in steer wrestling, swept the top five places in tie-down roping and had two of the top five pairings in team roping to finish with 730 points. Casper College was second with 680 points and Chadron State College was third with 415.

For UW, JC Flake won the bulldogging with a two-run time of 11.0 seconds and Wyatt Tarver took top honors in tie-down with a two-run time of 22.5. Tarver was followed by teammates Chadron Coffield (23.1), Austin Hurlburt (24.1), Caden Camp (24.4) and Jace Berger (25.6). Coffield also finished fifth in tie-down while Berger teamed with UW’s Payton Donnelly to finish third in team roping. In addition, Wyoming’s Chase Rose won the bareback bronc riding.

Casper College was led by the team roping brother tandem of Kellan Johnson and Carson Johnson, who tied for second in the long go-round with a 6.9-second run and won the short go with a 5.6 to finish atop the average with a 12.5. Thunderbird teammates Braden Pirrung and Tanner McInerney won the long go with a 6.0.

Other event winners were Chadron State’s Garrett Uptain (saddle bronc riding) and Sheridan College’s Coby Johnson (bull riding).

Eastern Wyoming College finished atop the women’s team standings behind a strong showing by Karissa Rayhill, who tied for first in goat tying and placed fourth in barrel racing.

The Lancers totaled 240 points to narrowly defeat UW, which finished with 220 points. Casper College was third with 195.

Northeastern (Colorado) Junior College had two event champions as Chase Kiker won the breakaway roping and Riata Day tied Rayhill for the goat tying win. UW’s Karson Bradley won the barrel racing.

The CRMR fall season concludes this weekend with the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo in Cheyenne, hosted by Laramie County Community College.

Antler Stampede

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Team: University of Wyoming 730 points, Casper College 680, Chadron State College 415, Sheridan College 200, Otero Junior College 175, Central Wyoming College 170, Gillette College 120, Laramie County Community College 80, Colorado State University 60, Lamar Community College 20.

Bareback Bronc Riding: Chase Rose, UW, 136 points; Kyle Bloomquist, CSC, 77; Josh Parker, OJC, 72; Jake Kesl, GC, 71; Donny Proffit, UW, 63.

Saddle Bronc Riding: Garrett Uptain, CSC, 149 points; Cash Wilson, UW, 145; Houston Brown, UW, 143; Tyler Beebe, OJC, 139; Ian McGivney, LCCC, 75.

Bull Riding: Coby Johnson, SC, 155 points; Brett McAbee, EWC, 71; Miles Englebert, 70; Cody Compton, CSU, 52.

Steer Wrestling: JC Flake, UW, 11.0 seconds; Cole Trainor, CWC, 11.6; Seth Peterson, UW, 14.2; Jace Logan, UW, 14.3; Chadron Coffield, UW, 15.2.

Tie-Down Roping: Wyatt Tarver, UW, 22.5 seconds; Chadron Coffield, UW, 23.1; Austin Hurlburt, UW, 24.1; Caden Camp, UW, 24.4; Jace Berger, UW, 25.6.

Team Roping: Kellan Johnson/Carson Johnson, CC, 12.5 seconds; Jase Staudt, UW/Bryan Lemmon, CC, 14.7; Payton Donnelly/Jace Berger, UW, 21.1; Braden Pirrung/Tanner McInerney, CC, 6.0 (on one); Houston Brown/Austin Hurlburt, UW, 6.9.

Women

Team: Eastern Wyoming College 240 points, University of Wyoming 220, Casper College 195, Northeastern Junior College 145, Otero Junior College 145, Colorado State University 125, Central Wyoming College 95, Laramie County Community College 65, Sheridan College 20, Gillette College 10.

Barrel Racing: Karson Bradley, UW, 36.42 seconds; Lake Mehalic, CSU, 35.71; Rachael Calvo, UW, 35.75; Karissa Rayhill, EWC, 35.84; Makenna Balkenbush, CC, 35.85.

Breakaway Roping: Chase Kiker, NJC, 6.4 seconds; Casey Rae Reimler, UW, 6.5; Myra Rudolph, CWC, 7.6; Ashlee Kritenbrink, OJC, 8.2; Graycee Lay, OJC, 15.4.

Goat Tying: Riata Day, NJC, 17.3 seconds; Karissa Rayhill, EWC, 17.3; Faith Hoffman, UW, 17.4; Emily Knust, CC, 17.4; Jacey Thompson, UW, 17.9.

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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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