Posted 2 months ago
By John Axtell
Chadron State College cowgirls swept the top two spots goat tying at the Sheridan College rodeo over the weekend.
Amy Tierney of Oral, S.D., claimed the title with the fastest time in both go-rounds at 7.8 and 7.5 seconds…while Shelby Winchell of Scottsbluff was 2nd in both go-rounds with identical marks of 7.9 seconds.
Both Tierney and Winchell are seniors who have placed high at the National College Finals Rodeo. Winchell was third in the goat tying at the 2012 rodeo while she was attending Eastern Wyoming College and Tierney placed third this past June.
CSC cowboy Kelby Bond of Avondale, Colo., was 2nd in steer wrestling at Sheridan….winning the first go-round in :05.1 and 2nd in the championship go-round on Sunday in :07.7 to end up 2nd in average.
Two more CSC cowgirls also earned points by placing among the top six in their events. Kaycee Werdel of Chadron was fifth in the breakaway roping and Amy Deichert of Spearfish was sixth in the barrel race.
Also reaching the finals, which features the 10 contestants with the best marks following the first go-round, were Jake Kasselder of Ericson, Neb., in steer wrestling and Brandy Reichmuth of Humphrey, Neb., in barrel racing.
This weekend’s rodeo in the Central Rocky Mountain Region will be hosted by Lamar College in southeastern Colorado.