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