EWC freshman wins the bareback title at opening college rodeo
September 14, 2009
TORRINGTON, WY -
The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) Rodeo Team opened the 2009-10 rodeo season with a bareback championship at the Chadron State College Rodeo this past weekend. Freshman Wyatt Clark, of Wellfleet, Neb., won the first round with a score of 78 and was second in the short round with a 72 to win the average in the bareback riding.
Clark comes to Eastern Wyoming College as the reigning National Little Britches Rodeo Association World Champion Bareback Rider and All-Around Cowboy. He is also a two-time state champion bareback rider for the Nebraska High School Rodeo Association.
"It is great to see Wyatt start off his college career with a great performance," Eastern Wyoming College Rodeo Coach Jake Clark said. "He has been working real hard in this event and it showed this weekend."
Team ropers Stephanie Newman, a freshman from Melstone, Mont. and Logan McDonald, of Hemingford, Neb. won second in the average and second in the short round. In the steer wrestling, freshman Troy Wilcox, of Red Owl, South Dakota placed fourth place in the first round.
Cody Sierks, of Brewster, Neb. placed third in the first round and sixth in the average in the bull riding. "Cody has had a great summer riding bulls and it seems to be leading right in to the college rodeos" said Clark.
"We had a lot of the women'’s team members finish just short of a short round qualification," Clark said. "They are practicing hard. It will be exciting to watch them excel this fall." The EWC Lancer Rodeo Team will compete at the Central Wyoming College Rodeo in Riverton Sept. 18-20.