EWC rodeo opens 2022 season at CSC


CHADRON, Neb. – Twenty-four Eastern Wyoming College Lancers competed in the first rodeo of the season over the weekend at the Chadron State College rodeo in Chadron. The Lancers were one of 12 teams competing from Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska.

“The team did well, but has lots of room for improvement,” EWC rodeo coach Whit Peterson said. “Had some tough draws and hope to take advantage of better ones in the future.”

Eastern Wyoming College team ropers, sophomore Donald Quick III, from Craig, Colorado, and freshman Coy Thar, from Rozet, were ninth in the first round of team roping and second in short round. The team finished second in average.

Sophomore Trace Travincek, from Minatare, Nebraska, tied for fifth in the first round of the calf roping and seventh in the average. He also was 10th in the first round of team roping and 10th in the average.

Sophomore Colton Zimmerman, from Wellington, Colorado, was ninth in first round of calf roping and 10th in the average. 

Freshman Seth Glass, from Central City, Nebraska, finished seventh in the first round of team roping and eighth in the average. The men’s team finished the day in fourth position.

The men’s team finished the weekend eighth in the final team standings with 115 points. The University of Wyoming won the team title with 805 points, while Casper College was second with 460.

Sophomore Ryker Goodman, LaBarge, Wyoming, was eighth in the first round of goat tying and ninth in the average. 

The barrel racing was postponed until next weekend because the conditions in the arena were deemed not fit for the competition. The ladies’ team results will not be available until after next weekend’s rodeo in Riverton, Wyoming due to the postponement of the barrel racing.

The Central Wyoming College rodeo runs Friday through Sunday, Sept. 23-25.