The Rustler Rodeo Team traveled to Cheyenne this past weekend to compete at the LCCC Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo. Three Rustlers represented CWC in the short round. Two freshmen, Bekah Hartley, and Kaden Berger, for the second week in a row. Leading the way for the Rustlers was Kaden Berger of Gillette, placing 5th in the Steer Wrestling. He threw his long round steer in 10.1 seconds, which brought him back in the last position to the short round. He stopped the clock in the short round in 6.1 seconds but broke the barrier adding a 10-second penalty. Even with the 10-second penalty, he placed 4th in the round, and 26.2 on two was good enough for a 5th place finish overall.
Two of the lady Rustler’s were able to compete on Sunday. Bekah Hartley made her second debut of two in the Barrel Racing. She came back to the short by clocking the seventh fastest time of the long round with an 18.40. Unfortunately, she tipped a barrel in the short round taking on a 5-second penalty giving her a 23.05 in the round and 41.45 in the average dropping her to 10th. Shelby Weltz tied her long round goat in 10.8 seconds placing her 9/10 but received a no-time in the short round after her goat failed to stay tied for the required 6 seconds.
“A couple of costly penalties got us in the short round,” said Coach Schrock. “It’s unfortunate that Kaden broke the barrier and Bekah tipped a barrel. Kaden would have won the round and average and Bekah would have placed third, but they both understand that winning doesn’t happen by not pushing limits. Sophomore, Shelby Weltz, from Canada is a workhorse and it is no surprise that she made it to the short round. I can only imagine how hard she will be working this week after her goat got up yesterday. No doubt, she will be back. Overall we were pretty happy with the results, we had 5 other kids that were just outside of making the short round again this week. As far as the rodeo goes, due to COVID 19, LCCC was not comfortable hosting the rodeo at their indoor facilities on their campus so their rodeo coach, Seth Glause, made arrangements with the President of the Cheyenne Frontier Days, Tom Hursig, to move the rodeo to Frontier Park. We are so appreciative of all their hard work to not only make it happen but produce one heck of a rodeo. It was a neat experience for all the kids to compete in the same arena where the “Daddy Of Them All” is held. We get to host our hometown rodeo this coming weekend, September 25th-27th, at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. Performance times are noon on Friday, 2:00 on Saturday, and 11:00 on Sunday. Admission is free, you will just need to fill a health screening question on our website www.cwc.edu and get your temperature checked prior to entering the fairgrounds. The weather is supposed to be outstanding, hope to see you all out there!”