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Rodeo teams compete in Lamar

Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Tori Bonham wins breakaway roping title, helping women's team to third place.

The Laramie County Community College rodeo team had a successful weekend in Lamar, Colo., at the Lamar Community College Rodeo. The women’s team had a total of 215 points and finished third for the rodeo behind Central Wyoming and Gillette College. This rodeo moved them up to fifth in the regional standings. The men’s team earned 90 points for the rodeo and 10th place. Their regional standings fell to ninth place.

Top performances:
Tori Bonham placed second in the long round in the women’s breakaway roping with a time of 3.0 seconds. She had a time of 3.4 in the short round and earned her the breakaway championship with 6.4 on two runs.
Jesse Pichler had a time of 18.22 in the long round of the barrel racing. She earned a time of 18.10 in the short round and a second-place finish for the rodeo with 36.32 on two runs.
Raelynn Keller had a great run in the long round in barrel racing with a time of 18.16. Her time of 18.23 in the short round gave her a total time of 36.39 and third place for the rodeo.
Wil Van Hill and his team roping partner Colby Sturgeon from Eastern Wyoming College placed third with a total time of 22.5 on two runs.
Ty Taypotat placed fourth in bareback riding with a total score of 131 points on two rides.
Jake Buckhaults turned in a top-10 performance in the saddle bronc riding.
Loncey Johnson, even though he didn’t place in Lamar, is currently ranked third in the NIRA standings in bull riding.
The LCCC rodeo team finishes its fall season at home Oct. 15-17 at the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo.