Men's rodeo team corrals competition

The Laramie County Community College men's rodeo team won the Casper College rodeo by placing in the top two saddle bronc spots and two of the top three bull riding spots in Casper on April 20–22.

Saddle bronc riders and brothers Cole and Gus Thoreson took first and second respectively at the Casper College rodeo. It was Cole's first No. 1 finish for this season and bumped him to ninth place in the Central Rocky Mountain Region. His brother, Gus, is now sitting in fourth place in the region only 30 points back from a spot in the Collegiate National Finals Rodeo.

Bull riders Justin Thomas and Loncey Johnson have continued their good form since recovering from injuries, and Thomas finished second with a score of 81, and Johnson finished third with a score of 71 points. Johnson's points put him back at No. 1 in the region, Thomas is No. 7, and Logan Kadlec is now No. 13 in bull riding.

The men's team finished claimed No. 1 at the rodeo and No. 8 in the region.

The women's team did not share the success of the men, and goat tier Ashley Kroul was the only athlete to receive points. The women's team currently sits at No. 6 in the region, and Jesse Pichler is the lone barrel racer who currently would qualify for the CNFR at No. 2 in the region.

Lacey Carroll is in seventh place, trailing Kaylee Gallino of Chadron State by 140 points.

The final rodeo of the season will be held at the University of Wyoming April 27–29 in Laramie.

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