Rodeo teams finish in top 3

This weekend the women’s rodeo team showed what it’s capable of, taking second with 280 points at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming, while the men’s team finished third with 320 points.
On the CSC women’s side, Jordan Hagedorn, senior of West Point, dominated. She took second place for women’s all-around, third in barrel racing, and first in team roping as header with partner Lance Neuerburg, junior of Gill, Colorado, as heeler. Teammate Brandi Cwach, junior of Geddes, South Dakota, also contributed to the team earning third in goat tying.
“I am very excited for our team,” Hagedorn said. “I know we have worked so very hard, so getting to the top was great for all of us and helped us really boost our confidence in ourselves and our horses as well.
“We have a very powerful women’s team and I think if we just keep doing what we are doing you will see the women’s team at the college finals no doubt.”
For the men’s team, Tate Petrak, freshman of Martin, South Dakota, finished third in steer wrestling. Cole Retchless, freshman of Bridgeport, finished third as team roping header with partner Levi Walter, of EWC, as heeler, and Prestyn Novak, junior of Newell, South Dakota, seized third in men’s all-around.
“As a team we have been working hard to improve and it has been paying off for us so far this semester,” Cwach said.
The teams will have to keep their winning attitudes throughout the weekend and into next week, as they won’t compete again until April 7-9 at Colorado State University, Fort Collins.
“I’m expecting for us to just keep working hard and everything else will fall into place,” Hagedorn said.
Staying busy, the rodeo team is hosting the Black Tie Calf Fry, its annual fundraiser, from 5-10 p.m. Friday in the Student Center Ballroom. Dinner will be provided at 6 p.m. while a silent and live auction will take place throughout. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

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