The Chadron State rodeo team continues to rack up points, taking away an all-around award and placing a number of their cowboys and cowgirls at the Eastern Wyoming College rodeo in Torrington, Wyo.
The Easter weekend saw Senior Kaylee Gallino of Wasta, S.D., earning all-around cowgirl honors for CSC, sweeping both go-rounds in breakaway roping by 2.4 seconds and 2.2 seconds, an easy first in averages. She also took second in averages in barrel racing with a time of 17.24 seconds on the first go-round and a third place in the championship round with 17.33 seconds.
Gallino’s performance was combined with the efforts of teammate Kelsey Scott, senior from Douglas, Wyo., and all-around cowgirl from the March 30-April 1 rodeo at Colorado State University. Scott took third in breakaway averages with 3.0 and 2.5 seconds and second in averages in team roping with 6.8 and 7.0 seconds after both go-rounds.
Freshman Katie Loughran of Broken Bow earned her placing again, this time taking third place in barrel racing a fourth place finish in the first go-round at 17.64 seconds and second in finals with 17.33 seconds.
The men’s team saw success as well, with fine output by the steer wrestlers. Finishing second in averages was senior Miles Spickelmier of Imperial, who took a ninth place finish in the first go-round with 7.1 seconds, but turned it around to win the second go-round in 5.3 seconds. Junior Clinton Lambrecht of Wood River took the win in his first go-round with 4.7 seconds, but broke the barrier in his second go-round, ending with 14.1 seconds and finishing sixth in averages.
With just two rodeos left in the region this spring, the team will stay here for the week to get ready, and next Friday will head on to Casper, Wyo. for the Casper College rodeo from April 20-22.