High School Rodeo Action Returned in Laramie

High School Rodeo Action Returned in Laramie

LARAMIE – The spring high school rodeo season got underway this past weekend in Laramie and several local cowboys and cowgirls came away with top finishes.

On Saturday, Rock Springs cowgirl Karissa Phillips posted a time of 8.060 to take the top spot in goat tying. Shaylee Terry of McKinnon, also competed in goat tying on Saturday and finished eighth with a time of 10.460.

Also of McKinnon, Chance Anderson started the spring season off on the right foot with a win in steer wrestling with a time of 5.250.

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Known for his saddle bronc riding, Rock Springs cowboy Ira Dickinson posted a time of 15.o6o in team roping to finish ninth.

On Sunday, Terry improved her time in goat tying finishing the day in sixth with a 9.530. Chasing another appearance in the National High School Finals Rodeo, Big Piney’s Karson Bradley finished third in pole bending with a time of  21.740.

Anderson took home the top spot again on Sunday in steer wrestling posting a time of five seconds flat. Rock Springs cowboy Kody Chapman scored points in tie-down finishing ninth with a time of  18.810.

Overall Standings

Overall standings are based off points earned during the fall and spring seasons. The top 12 finishes for each cowboy/cowgirl are used to determine the final standings. The points earned during the regular season are then combined with the state championship which will take place in Rock Springs June 8-10. The top four in each event then move on to the NHSFR which takes place in Gillette this year in July.

Currently, Ira Dickinson of Rock Springs is second in saddle Bronc riding with 30 points. He is eight points out of the top spot. Guston Lozier of Pinedale in tied for third with nine points.

Dickinson is also currently 18th in tie-down with seven points. The top spot is currently held by Tanner McInerney of Montana with 37 points. Rock Springs cowboy Kody Chapman is tied for 30th after his finish in Laramie. In breakaway roping, Mountain View’s Katie Jo Kendrick in tied for 23rd.

Ater two strong performances in Laramie in steer wrestling, McKinnon’s Chance Anderson jumped to fifth in the overall standings with 33 points. Dickinson is currently sitting in third with 37 points only one point out of the top spot.

In goat tying, Karissa Phillips of Rock Springs is currently 11th with 16 points. Lusk’s Jacy Thompson leads with 66 points. McKinnon’s Shaylee Terry is two points behind Phillips in 12th place while Green River’s Chloe Slagowski is 2oth with five points.

In barrel racing, Big Piney’s Karson Bradley is currently tied for sixth with 22 points. Gillette’s Sheyenne Jacobson leads with 44 points. Bradley is sitting in the fourth spot overall in pole bending with 27 points. Shay Hough of Gillette leads with 43 points. Big Piney’s Rylee Whitman is in 23rd with five points.

Several regional riders are chasing a spot in team roping with 60 points leading the pack. Big Piney’s Kolby Bradley and Arye Espenscheid are currently 10th with 14 points. Mountain View’s Katie Kendrick, Slagowski of Green River and Chapman of Rock Springs are all in 15th with seven points while Dickinson is in 20th with two points.

In bull riding, Pinedale has two riders in the overall standings. Zackary Winer is currently tied for fifth with nine points while Wyatt Phelps is in eighth with eight points. Worland’s James Butterfield leads with 30 points.

In girl’s cutting, Big Piney’s Rylee Whitman is two points out of the top spot with 83 points. Farson’s Aniya Teppo is currently sixth with 19 points.

For a look at the all the overall standings

Up Next

Cowboys and Cowgirls will return to the arena April 21-23 at the Sweetwater Events Complex in Rock Springs. The next weekend, April 28-30, action will make its way to Big Piney.

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