The Chadron State wrestling team began practice Oct. 10, signaling the beginning of the winter sports season. Head Coach Brett Hunter has 32 men on the roster this season.
Colorado School of Mines’ Orediggers pounded the Eagles, Saturday winning 40-14 in Golden, Colorado. The Orediggers outscored the Eagles in all but the fourth quarter, where each team scored 7.
CSC ended as champions on the gridiron Saturday, defeating long-time rivals South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, 37-33, bringing back the Eagle Rock Trophy.
The Eagles took three of four sets in a close battle against New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, Friday. CSC couldn’t complete the weekend in Colorado, losing to CSU-Pueblo, 3-2. The Eagles fell to 5-7 RMAC and 6-15 overall.
The Chadron State volleyball team began taking donations for the “Barefoot for Barefeet Shoe Drive” fundraiser on Monday for the Barefoot Match, scheduled for Nov. 5 against Black Hills State University, Spearfish, South Dakota. The fundraiser was created by the Samaritan’s Feet Foundation in their Youth Volleyball Program.
Alejandro Garcia, graduate student of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, became CSC’s first male cross country runner to earn First-Team All-RMAC honors at the RMAC Cross Country Championships Saturday in Spearfish, South Dakota. Garcia covered the 8k course in 25 minutes 53 seconds for 11th of 126 competitors. First-Team honors are given to the first 14 runners to cross the finish line.
Sitting on the back of a 2,000 pound bull, he holds on to the flat braided rope with his riding hand, relying on nothing more than the strength of his legs and quick balance to keep him there. With a quick nod of his head, signaling he is ready, the gate to the chute flies open as the bull explodes into the arena. Holding on with all he has as he waits for the buzzer to sound, ending “the most dangerous eight seconds in sports.”
Five CSC running backs found the endzone during the Eagles’ 73-0 rout of New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, Saturday at Elliott Field.
The Eagles grounded the Fort Lewis College Skyhawks in a swift three-set win at the Chicoine Center Friday, but couldn’t complete the weekend, falling to Adams State University, in three sets, Saturday. CSC is now 5-14, with a 4-6 RMAC record.
The CSC rodeo team finished out its fall season last weekend at the Laramie County Community College rodeo in Cheyenne.