Rayhill wins breakaway roping at Lancer Rodeo

Andrew Towne
Posted 3/28/23

TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Karissa Rayhill led the team at the weekend’s Lancer Rodeo.

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Rayhill wins breakaway roping at Lancer Rodeo


TORRINGTON – Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Karissa Rayhill led the team at the weekend’s Lancer Rodeo.

Rayhill turned in a performance of 2.6 seconds in the breakaway roping event on Sunday’s championship short-go to win the event in 6.0 seconds on two attempts. Her run on Sunday was the fastest of the weekend, backing up her run of 3.4 seconds in the long-round.

Rayhill also finished third in barrel racing with runs of 15.28 and 15.53 seconds. Her 15.28-second run on Sunday was the fastest of the round but was .05 seconds off the winning time turned in by Ellie Bard of Gillette College.

The team roping duo of Trace Travnicek and Shepherd Ryan came into Sunday’s short-go eighth with a run of 8.0 seconds. They missed the calf on their second attempt and did not place in the weekend average.

Yoder native Haiden Thompson won the weekend goat tying average and was fourth in barrel racing.

The University of Wyoming won the men’s team title, while Gillette College won the women’s title. The Lady Lancers were second in the final weekend team standings.

Eastern Wyoming and the rest of the Central Rocky Mountain Region teams head to Fort Collins, Colorado this weekend to take part in the Colorado State University rodeo. Action gets underway on March 31 and wraps up April 2.

Lancer Rodeo full results


TEAM: University of Wyoming 756.7, Casper College 505, Central Wyoming College 355, Chadron State College 338.3, Sheridan College 265, Laramie County Community College 250, Gillette College 85, Otero Junior College 40.

Bareback Bronc Riding: Brice Patterson, UW, 165 points; Myles Carlson, CC, 159; Donny Proffit, UW, 154; Cooper Filipek, GC, 148; Cinch Kiger, CSC, 142.

Saddle Bronc Riding: Joe Preibe, SC, 151 points; Clancy Glenn, SC, 150; James Perrin, CC, 148; Dixon Tattrie, LCCC, 147; Carter Sandberg, CC, 144; Colten Powell, CC, 147.

Bull Riding: No qualified rides.

Steer Wrestling: Gage Davis, LCCC, 8.9 seconds; Jacob Wang, UW, 9.6; Wyatt Lee Stephens, CWC, 10.9; Kall Mayfield, CWC, 11.2; Clay Reiner, CWC, 11.6.

Tie-Down Roping: Grant Turek, CSC, 20.4 seconds; Cooper Deveraux, GC, 21.0; Bodie Mattson, UW, 22.4; Cameron Jensen, UW, 22.6; Chance Derner, LCCC, 24.1.

Team Roping: Rio Nutter, UW/Reece Wadhams, LCCC, 13.1 seconds; Stratton Kohr/Quincy Reynolds, UW, 14.5; Clay Helm, CC/Riley Barber, CWC, 15.7; Tatum Runner/Kagan Gilbert, UW, 16.1; Cameron Jensen, UW/Tanner Whetham, CSC, 18.2.


TEAM: Gillette College 370, University of Wyoming 275, Eastern Wyoming College 220, Chadron State College 180, Laramie County Community College 135, Northeastern Junior College 110, Sheridan College 40, Casper College 20.

Barrel Racing: Ellie Bard, GC, 30.76 seconds; Jaycie West, GC, 30.79; Karissa Rayhill, EWC, 30.81; Haiden Thompson, GC, 30.83; Sierra Lee, CSC, 30.99.

Breakaway Roping: Karissa Rayhill, EWC, 6.0 seconds; Rylee Naprstek, CSC, 6.1; Jentry Jenkins, LCCC, 6.8; Brooke Worman, CSC, 6.8; Payton Gorwill, CSC, 6.8.

Goat Tying: Haiden Thompson, GC, 14.2 seconds; Faith Hoffman, UW, 14.2; Wacey Day, NJC, 14.5; Riata Day, UW, 14.6; Kelsey Lensegrav, UW, 14.6.