SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College men’s rodeo team took second at the Central Wyoming College rodeo over the weekend to extend its lead atop the Central Rocky Mountain Region standings. The Generals, who scored 490 points at CWC, have 1,735 points on the season, 210 ahead of Gillette College.
The Generals have seven cowboys sitting in top-five positions in the regional standings, as well. Six had top-five finishes at the Central Wyoming rodeo.
Hunter Carlson and Chance Ames continued to keep the competition internal over the weekend, as the two SC bareback riders finished one-two in Riverton and hold the top two spots in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. Carlson, who leads the region, scored 157 points to win Sunday, and Ames was right behind with a 142-point second-place finish.
Cole Reiner kept up with his SC teammates, scoring a 136 in the event to finish fifth. Kyle Bloomquist didn’t score in the short go, but his 73-point ride placed him sixth.
Lane Schuelke had a strong weekend in Riverton, as well, scoring two rides at 149 points to win the saddle bronc riding average. Schuelke currently sits in second in the regional standings.
Tyrell Ward is right in the mix in the top three of the bull riding standings with 210 points, 20 behind Chadron’s Chasen Cole. University of Wyoming’s Coby Lane leads the region with 395 points. Ward boosted his standing with a second-place finish at CWC behind a 76-point long-round ride.
Kenneth Thomson didn’t score in Riverton but sits just behind Ward in the standings, and Garrett Uptain is currently ninth.
Cody Henderson is 13th in the tie down roping standings but helped his cause over the weekend with a third-place score of 24.5 seconds, just half a second off second place.
The Generals have just one rodeo left on the schedule this fall. They’ll travel to Cheyenne this week for the Laramie County Community College rodeo as they look to boost their lead even further.
The Sheridan College women’s rodeo team had one of its stronger performances of the season in Riverton, as well. The team finished with 140 points to take sixth place.
The Lady Generals are currently eighth in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Morgan Link did most of the dirty work for SC thanks to a tremendous effort in barrel racing. Link finished her two rides with a combined 35.28-second time, placing her second at the rodeo. She missed out on first by .32 seconds.
The weekend’s performance bumped Link to a tie for ninth in the standings.
The Laramie County Community College rodeo begins Thursday and runs through Saturday.