Kaylee Gallino, junior of Wasta, S.D., was the first Chadron State rodeo member this semester to receive an all-around title at last weekend’s rodeo at Laramie Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo.
Gallino’s win in barrel racing and her sixth place finish in breakaway roping won her the title of third in women’s all-around.
She won both the long and short rounds of barrels with times of 16.78 seconds and 16.69 seconds, respectively.
Gallino roped her calf in 2.7 seconds, landing her fourth in the long round of breakaway roping, but missed her calf in the short round. She tied for sixth average.
Justin Ellis, junior of Kirby, Wyo., won second overall in bull riding at the last rodeo of the semester.
“It was his first time to win big,” Rodeo Coach Dustin Luper said.
His score of 64 points from the long round placed him in the seventh hole, but his second score of 83 points won him the short round.
Whitten Hoover, junior of Ainsworth, who hasn’t dipped below third yet this season, placed seventh overall in bareback broncs this weekend.
He scored 69 in his first ride, but was bucked off in the short round.
Fellow bareback bronc rider Zane Smith, freshman of Broken Bow, made the short round with his score of 58 points in the long round, but was bucked off in the short round.
Hardan Jake Kraupie, junior of Bridgeport; Clinton Lambrecht, sophomore of Wood River; and Russell Hipke, freshman of Stuart, placed in the long round of steer wrestling. Kraupie and Lambrecht placed third and eighth overall, respectively.
Kraupie placed fourth in both the long and short rounds, with a time of 4.4 seconds for both.
Lambrecht placed sixth in the long round with a time of 4.5, but broke the barrier in the long round, dropping him to his eighth place finish.
Hipke placed ninth with a time of 5.2 in the long round, but his time of 9.5 seconds in the long round didn’t place.
Jessie Sturman, freshman of Lusk, Wyo., and Trevor Kahl, freshman of Bartlett, placed fourth overall in team roping with a time of 17.7 seconds.
Marcy Henderson, junior of Deer Trail, Colo., placed fifth overall in breakaway roping. She placed ninth in the long round with a time of 2.9 seconds.
She roped her calf in 3.3 seconds in the short round, but broke the barrier and added 10 seconds to her time.
Luper said he awaits next semester’s rodeos. “I’m really looking forward to the spring. [This semester] didn’t turn out as I would have hoped, but [the team] worked hard,” Luper said. “We’re pretty respectable, but there’s just a few more steps to climb on the ladder.”
The men’s team finished the semester in eighth place, while the women’s team took third.