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Rodeo team eager to start the spring season

Friday, March 14, 2014
The season starts up this weekend with the Gillette College rodeo. The Golden Eagles currently sit in seventh place.

After finishing the fall on a positive note, the Laramie County Community College rodeo team is looking to take advantage of that momentum with the spring schedule.

Coach David Browder has solid expectations for the team. “Consistency is going to be the key for us to compete in the top half of the standings, along with a strong positive mental attitude,” he said.

With several weeks of practicing behind them, the team is eager to compete. Every rodeo this spring takes place in an indoor arena, and Browder notes that this environment generally levels the playing field for all competition.

Freshman Jorry Lammers, who competes in the barrel racing, is excited for the spring season to begin.

“We’re all ready to go,” she said “We all put in a lot of time in preparation for the livestock and our events.”

Lammers spends a great deal of her spare time making sure her horse is fed properly, gets enough water, walks around and takes the right supplements are all important tasks for her horse to be healthy.

For sophomore steer wrestler Peter Walnofer, his success comes from the dedication to the sport, livestock and program.

“To be successful, you have to want to be successful, and commit yourself to the events, livestock and classroom,” he shared.

Lammers and Walnofer both take pride in their education as they were on the President’s honor roll this past semester.

LCCC’s performers who are in the top ten in the Central Rocky Mountain Region’s overall standings are:
• Tawny Barry: seventh in goat tying, 170 points
• Blayne Bradley: fourth in tie down roping, 180 points
• Brandy Brown: second in breakaway roping, 225 points
• Katelyn Ellis: sixth in breakaway roping, 150 points
• Katelyn Ellis: 10th in goat tying, 135 points
• Chance Englebert: ninth in bareback riding, 193.33 points
• Jorry Lammers: eighth in barrel racing, 180 points
• Brandon Moen: 13th in bareback riding, 45 points
• Dillon Simonson: ninth in steer wrestling, 150 points
• Peter Walnofer: seventh in Steer Wrestling, 185 points

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