Posted 4 months ago
By John Axtell
Chadron State College sits 8th in the women’s team standings after the opening go-round at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper. The competition runs through Saturday.
CSC got all 80 of its first round points in goat tying where Shaylee Hance, a junior from Circle, Mont., finished 3rd in 6.4 seconds and Shelby Winchell, a senior from Scottsbluff, tied for 6th in 6.6 seconds. Hance picked up 60 points and Winchell 20.
All 43 contestants in goat tying competed during the first slack session Monday morning. The fastest time of 6.4 seconds was shared by Lauren Barnes of Northwestern Oklahoma State and Shelby Freed of Idaho State.
The other two members of the CSC team are barrel racers Amy Deichert of Spearfish, S.D., and Katie Loughran of Broken Bow. Both are juniors and both are back in the pack after the first go-round. Deichert is 20th after a run of 14.49 seconds and Loughran 30th in 14.76. There are 51 barrel racers at the rodeo and Lauren Reiser of Montana State posted the fastest time of 14.10 seconds.
CSC has a fifth cowgirl at the CNFR, senior goat tier Amy Tierney of Oral, SD, but she had qualified before the season ever began as the student director of college rodeo’s Central Rocky Mountain Region and her results don’t count in the team standings. She sits 19th after the first round with a time of 7.2 seconds.
All five CSC contestants have their second go-round action during the daytime slack session on Tuesday. Hance, Winchell, and Tierney…all past placers at the CNFR…will make their third runs Wednesday night. Deichert will make her third run around the barrels Wednesday night while Loughran’s third run will be Thursday night.
The top 12 in the standings for each event after three go-rounds will compete in the championship or short go-round Saturday night at the Casper Events Center, site of all the competition.
Hay Springs cowboy David Hinman, competing for Northeastern Junior College of Colorado, was one of 12 competitors in tie down roping tied for 35th after failing to post a score in the first go-round.