High School Rodeo Competed in Sheridan and Buffalo Last Weekend
High school rodeo made its last two stops in the regular season over the Memorial Day weekend.
Sheridan and Buffalo rodeos were on the schedule, and only two days of competition were held because of the weather.
On Saturday, May 28, at the Sheridan rodeo, in the rough stock events, the bareback riding was won by Roedy Farrell from Thermopolis with a 67-point effort. Brenson Bartlett of Cheyenne won the bull riding with a 67. Finally, Greybull’s Jake Schlattmann and Ryan Nunn of Lovell split first place in the saddle bronc with 58-point rides.
In the timed events, Sheridan’s Abagail Olson won the barrel racing in 17.645. Tavy Leno also won at her home arena in Sheridan. She posted a time of 3.640 to win the breakaway roping. Yoder’s Haiden Thompson captured first place in the goat tying at 6.80 seconds. Caitlin Moore from Wright won the pole bending in 20.099. Arvada’s Chance Sorenson was first in the steer wrestling at 5.520 seconds. Caden Gines (Powell) and Jayce Sorensen (Greybull) won the team roping with a time of 8.7 seconds. Shoshoni’s Cannon Campbell came out on top at 13.050 seconds in tie-down calf roping.
The contestants moved to the Buffalo rodeo on Sunday and Monday.
Sunday’s rough stock winners were Jaspur Brower of Big Piney with a 64 in the bareback. Bartlett won the bull riding for the second straight day with a 69-point ride. Schlattmann’s 65-point ride won the saddle bronc.
Olson from Sheridan won her second straight day of barrel racing. This time in 17.482 seconds. Wheatland’s Rayne Grant won the breakaway roping in 3.77 seconds. Leno took first in goat tying at 6-and-79. Moore won pole bending for the second straight day at 20.147 seconds. The steer wrestling winner was Campbell with a time of 8-and-88. Cord Herring (Veteran) and Jade Espenscheid (Big Piney) took the team roping at 8.19 seconds. Finally, Coy Thar of Rozet won the tie-down calf roping at 11.050 seconds.
In the reined cow horse event, Broc Schwartzkopf from Douglas prevailed with a score of 149 points.
Monday’s rodeo in Buffalo was rained out.
High school rodeo competitors now prepare for the state finals in Buffalo at the Johnson County Fairgrounds, June 9-11, 2022.