The Sheridan County High School rodeo team competed in three rodeos last weekend to end the spring run of high school rodeos. There was a rodeo in Mitchell, Harrison and Crawford. This was the last chance for contestants to get points to carry into state finals.
In the rodeo at Mitchell, David Hinman was third in the steer wrestling with a time of 5.54 seconds. The event was won by Dillon Simonson of Purdum with a time of 5.21 seconds. David was also second in the tie down roping with a time of 11.33 seconds. The event was won by Tanner Stec of Bassett with a quick time of 10.97 seconds.
Cati Stanko and Charmayne Strong both placed in the pole bending. Cati was second with a time of 21.195 seconds. Charmayne was third with a time of 21.463 seconds. The event was won by Jordan Hagedorn of West Point with a time of 21.020. Cati continued her domination in the goat tying by winning with a quick time of 7.37 seconds.
Saturday the team moved on to Harrison. Cati won the goat tying again with another quick time of 8.45 seconds. Cati and Charmayne both placed in the pole bending again. Cati won the event with a time of 20.914 seconds. Charmayne was sixth with a time of 21.969 seconds.
Cati and David both placed in the team roping. Cati and her pardner Blayne Bradley were fourth with a time of 8.43 seconds. David and his pardner Tanner Stec were sixth with a time of 13.32 seconds. The event was won by Shane Suchy of Tryon and his pardner Peyton Holliday of Lincoln with a fast time of 7.040 seconds.
On Sunday the team went to Crawford for the last rodeo of the season. Cati placed seventh in the breakaway calf roping with a time of 3.39 seconds. The event was won by Torie Opela of Stapleton with a quick time of 2.65 seconds. Charmayne was third in the goat tying with a time of 8.78 seconds. The event was won by Kelsey Knust of Verdigree with a time of 7.410 seconds. Cati won the pole bending with a quick time of 20.537 seconds.
Cati and her pardner Blayne Bradly placed third in the team roping with a time of 8.05 seconds. The event was won by Shane Suchy of Tryon and Peyton Holliday of Lincoln with a time of 7.59 seconds.
The top thirty contestants in each event get to compete at the state finals in Hastings June 20 through the 23. The top four contestants after state get to go on to Nationals in Rock Spring, Wyoming for a chance to compete to be a national champion in the event. The points are weighted a lot more at state, so each contestant is hoping for a good showing at state.
Senior David Hinman will be competing in the tie down roping, team roping and steer wrestling at state. He is sitting in the top four in each event going into state, so he is hoping for a good state.
Senior Cati Stanko has qualified in five events and is making a run to be the states All-Around Cowgirl, the top honor you can get. She is qualified in goat tying, pole bending, breakaway calf roping, team roping and barrel racing. Cati is setting in the top 10 in four of her events and leading the All-Around race going into state.
Sophomore Charmayne Strong will be competing in the pole bending and goat tying at state. She is sitting in the top ten in pole bending and thirteenth in the goat tying going into state.
Good luck David, Cati and Charmayne at state. The Sheridan County team has competed well at every rodeo with each contestant placing at almost every rodeo. Hopefully they can go on to be at Rock Springs the end of July.
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