SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College rodeo team opened up the spring portion of its schedule, competing at the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo this past weekend in Cheyenne.
The men’s team placed fourth and remained in the No. 1 position within the region. The team was shorthanded as a number of the Generals stayed home for disciplinary reasons.
Chance Ames led the team in bareback riding with 77 points in the long round to place first. He took runner-up in the second round with a score of 73 and placed second, just one point behind first, in the average.
Trevor Clark stepped up in saddle bronc riding, making the short round with a score of 56 points. Clark tallied 68 points in the short round, which positioned him third in the round and third in the average. Garrett Uptain also made the short round in saddle bronc riding with a score of 60 points in the long round, but he was unable to get his short round bronc rode.
Uptain also made the short round in team roping with teammate Bryson Miranda. Miranda turned a nice steer for Uptain and he roped two feet in 9.3 seconds, which placed them sixth in the round. In the short round, Miranda turned another good steer and Uptain roped two feet but missed his dallies and lost one foot but still got a time that placed them sixth in the round. They ended up sixth in the average.
The women’s team had a rough go of it and did not make it to the short round.
“Overall, the small team competed very well, and we are looking forward to a couple weeks of practice before we head to Gillette,” Sheridan head coach Marc Gilkerson said.
The Gillette College Rodeo begins March 16.