SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Rodeo team wrapped up its season this past weekend in Laramie in fine fashion. The men’s team won the Central Rocky Mountain Region title for the second consecutive year.
Bareback rider Chance Ames led the men’s team. He won the long round with a 79-point ride, and scored 78 points in the short round to win the average for the second year in a row. Ames also won the regional title with a total of 1,235 points and qualified for his second College National Finals Rodeo.
Fellow bareback rider Cole Reiner hung on to a bucker in the first round and placed seventh. In the short round, Reiner scored 71 points and finished fifth in the round. He wrapped up his season fifth in the region and qualified for his first CNFR.
Saddle bronc rider Lane Schuelke tallied 76 points in the long round, which positioned him third. In the short round, Schuelke logged a re-ride and scored 71 points and placed fourth, but his cumulative scores gave him the saddle bronc riding win. Schuelke placed second in the region and qualified for his first CNFR.
Bull rider Tyrell Ward had a strong showing, taking runner-up in the first round with an 82-point ride. Ward got bucked off in the short round; however, he placed in the average and earned his first trip to the CNFR. Kenneth Thomson bucked off both his bull and his bronc this weekend but still placed third in the region in bull riding to qualify for his first CNFR.
Calf roper Cody Henderson had a disappointing weekend and did not make the short round; however, he ended up high enough in the standings to qualify on the team to book his second trip to the CNFR.
On the women’s side, Lakken Bice had a strong showing in barrel racing. She placed third in the first round with a time of 14.59 seconds. In the short round, Bice boasted a run of 14.45 to get the short round win and split the average win. Bice ended the season fifth within the region in barrel racing.
Cricket Cunningham made the short round in goat tying this weekend with a time of 7.7 seconds en route to splitting seventh place five ways. Cunningham had a tough goat in the short round and recorded a no time.
The CNFR begins June 1 in Casper.