College rodeo team struggles in Chadron

By Shawn Havel

The Laramie County Community College rodeo team struggled in Nebraska Sept. 9–11 as they kicked off their season at the Chadron State Rodeo.

Women’s barrel racing had some success with Lacey Carroll finishing No. 4, Raelynn Keller tying for No. 6/7 and Jesse Pichler qualifying for the short round. Bareback rider Ben Juelfo was the only athlete to qualify for the short round on the men’s side.

Coach David Browder said he is focusing on preparing the team for Riverton. He said the Chadron rodeo is in the past now, and he is hopes for a better performance Sept. 16 at Central Wyoming College.