SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team had mixed results over the weekend at the Chadron State College rodeo in Chadron, Nebraska.
The Sheridan women placed fourth at the rodeo with 190 points.
Callie Robinson made it to the short round in both breakaway roping and barrel racing.
Robinson split fourth and fifth with a 2.5-second score in breakaway roping’s long go. Her 4.0-second short round earned her third place and put her second in the average for a toal of 115 points. In barrel racing, Robinson finished with a time of 17.05 seconds but hit a barrel in the short round.
Calby Hanson scored a 7.6 in goat tying to split fifth and sixth and earn a trip to the short round. She matched her long-go time with another 7.6-second run, earning her a fourth-place finish in the short round and fourth in the average.
The Lady Generals competed well and had a few other athletes just miss out on making the short round.
Breanna Reimler missed the short round in breakaway roping by a tenth of a second, and Savanna Bolich and Kaylee Reimler just missed the short round in breakaway, as well.
The Sheridan men couldn’t string together as many successful rides over the weekend, but there were a couple bright spots for head coach Marc Gilkerson.
Freshman Sam Thurston, who just started riding broncs this past summer, won the long round in saddle bronc riding with a 66-point score. He wasn’t able to score in the short round.
“He is doing quite well considering he just started riding broncs this past summer,” Gilkerson said. “What he lacks in experience he makes up for with try.”
Kash Deal also made the short round in saddle bronc riding with a 52-point ride, but he wasn’t able to score in the short round, placing him fifth in the average.
Weston Hartman brought the crowd to its feet in the bull riding. After being bucked from the bull three times, he managed to pull off a 72-point ride to place fourth and fifth in the long round.
He too, though, was unable to score in the short round.
The Sheridan College Rodeo team members will look to get on the right track this weekend when they host the Pat Hamilton Memorial Rodeo at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds.