Posted at 10:50 a.m. Oct. 19, 2015

Men's team finished third at home rodeo

Shari Johnson

Holding on:

Student Bailey Tibb's catches herself to stay on her horse in the breakaway event.

The Laramie County Community College rodeo team hosted the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo, with the men finishing third and the women tying for eighth place. The men’s team finished the fall season ranked seventh and the women ninth in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.

The Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo is the only rodeo held at LCCC. Before the performance on Saturday, Oct. 10, the Shawn Dubie Memorial scholarship was awarded to Trey Yates. The scholarship is awarded to a student who achieves both in the arena and in classes. Coach David Browder said Yates is a hard worker and represents the program well publicly.

“I feel the strength of our program always is the students,” Browder said. “They are what the program is about, they all get along great and they help.” Browder also said that due to his students helping, the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo was able to run smoothly. Browder said he and the team received many positive comments.

Chance Englebert placed fifth in bareback and Denton Ward finished 12th in saddle bronc. For the bull riding event, Anthony Green placed fourth and Collin Hunt placed 10th. Dustin Dailey finished first, Kaycee Greer placed seventh and Cameron Fanning finished 14th in the steer wrestling event. Mattee Pauley placed seventh in team roping header. For team roping heeler, Tate Mathis finished first, Yates placed sixth, and Doug Finney finished 15th. Linzee Andamson placed ninth in barrel racing and Rayel Livermont finished 144th in breakaway. In the goat-tying event, Whitney Simmons finished fifth and Bailey Tibbs placed 15th. Browder said all his students performed well at the final rodeo for the semester.

Regionally, the men have been ranked in the top 20 in many events. Englebert has been ranked in two events: fourth in bareback and 11th in bull riding. Also in bull riding, Brandon Olson has been ranked eighth, and Cooper Ellis is 14th. Yates has been ranked 17th in tie-down and Dustin Dailey is 20th in steer wrestling. Several LCCC men placed in team roping, but none of the LCCC women finished ranked in the top 20. For the header, Brady Joseph is ranked seventh, Blayne Bradley is ninth, and Terrel Vineyard is 15th. For the heeler, Dustin Dailey is 12th, Tate Mathis is ranked 15th, and Trent Kelly is 18th.

In the breakaway event, Syerra Christensen is ranked 17th and Kirby Anderson is ranked 19th. Pauley is ninth in barrel riding.
“The team had a slow start, but the men’s team turned out strong,” Browder said. However, the women’s team has struggled some. Browder said there are many variables on why this could be which include dealing with live animals and nerves. Overall, Browder said the semester went well and from here the team will be able to learn and improve for the spring semester.