Three 1st-place finishes propel HS rodeo in Gillette

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SHERIDAN — Sheridan County’s high school rodeo team spent Mother’s Day weekend competing in Gillette, and the team garnered three top performances at the two-day event.

Shyanna Cahoy and Ellie Bard set the tone right away with two wins Saturday. Cahoy took the top spot in barrel racing with a 14.689-second ride; Bard won the breakaway roping performance with a time of 2.520 seconds.

Saije Pollard completed the breakaway-roping sweep with a win Sunday, taking the event in 2.630 seconds.

Delani Cunningham and Makenna Balkenbush kept up the high scoring on the first day with a couple of top-three finishes. Cunningham finished second in goat tying with a 7.650-second round, and Balkenbush’s 20.782-second run was good enough for third in Saturday’s pole bending.

Rounding out the top-three finishers on the weekend was Emmy Ilgen, who snatched up a second-place prize in girls cutting with a score of 72.5 points.

The high school rodeo team will compete in Casper this weekend.

Other top-10 finishers from the Gillette rodeo were:


5. Shaylee Adamson; barrel racing 14.884

7. Emmy Ilgen; barrel racing 14.915

9. Jenna Hoffman; barrel racing 14.963

5. Ellie Bard; pole bending 21.184

9. Shyanna Cahoy; pole bending 21.426

5. Makenna Balkenbush; team roping (Torrington’s Bryan Lemmon) 12.020

7. Wheaton Williams; team roping (Casper’s Jerren Johnson) 12.750


5. Ilgen; barrel racing 14.914

5. Delani Cunningham; breakaway roping 3.310

10. Hoffman; breakaway roping 3.910

4. Saije Pollard; goat tying 9.030

7. Bailey Cunningham; goat tying 10.200

9. Ilgen; goat tying 10.620

7. Hoffman; pole bending 21.378

8. Kade Koltiska; pole bending 21.541

9. Cahoy; pole bending 21.544

4. Bard; team roping (Torrington’s Jared Lemmon) 8.380

6. Williams; team roping (Johnson) 8.790

By |May 16th, 2017|

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