Gjermundson brings home breakaway championship at first rodeo

Sadie Gjermundson, kicked off the rodeo season with a big win at the Central Wyoming College rodeo held this past weekend. The sophomore from Halliday, ND won the breakaway roping with a total time of 6.9 seconds on two head. She also qualified for the short go in the goat tying.

Teammates Becca Kartak, sophomore, Colome, SD and Jordan Hagedorn, freshman, from West Point, NE finished in second and fifth places respectively in the breakaway roping as well.

In the barrel racing, Bailey Schaack, freshman, Hyannis, NE finished the weekend in second place. Sophomore Alicia Eaves, Lancaster, CA was sixth.

EWC sophomore team ropers Derek Weinreis, Beach, ND and Levi O’Keeffe, Mohall, ND started out their year with a second place finish and look forward to another great season.

Also placing in the team roping were the teams of AJ Freeman, freshman, Dunning, NE and Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE, fifth place; Wyatt Mann, freshman, Box Elder, SD and Trae Kautzman, sophomore, Kindred, ND, 8th in the long go, Tyler Gaer, freshman, Newell, SD and Carson Musick, freshman, Pierre, SD, 9th in the long go and Becca Kartak and Lane Hall, sophomore, Winner, SD, 10th in the long go.

In the saddle bronc riding, EWC’s Josh Davison, sophomore, Miles, City, MT finished 9th in the long go.

The EWC Men’s and Women’s teams both finished the weekend in 5th place.

“Our women’s team had a great weekend and Derek and Levi are off to a great start again,” shared EWC rodeo coach Jake Clark. “Although we finished down a bit in the team points, our women’s team earned 490 points over the weekend. I am very excited about that.”

The Lancer Rodeo team will travel to the Chadron State College rodeo September 20-22.