Sep 24, 2018
The Rustlers traveled to Sheridan this past weekend for the second of ten regular season rodeos. Unfortunately, they fell short of winning any individual titles for the rodeo but they were able to gather up some team and individual points.
Karson Bradley was the only one on the women's team to make it back to the championship round on Sunday, but was able to make it count. She placed 4th in the long round of the Barrel Racing with a time of 18.01. She then followed that up with a blazing 17.70 in the short round. She ended up winning that round with the fastest time of the whole weekend, and moved her up to 2nd in the average with a total time of 35.71 on two.
Brady Thurston led the way for the men's team placing in both the Saddle Bronc Riding and the Tie Down Roping. He split 4th and 5th in the long round of the Saddle Broncs with a score of 73, and like Karson, also won the short round with a 76 point ride. This ride moved him up to 2nd in the average with a total score of 135 on two. Afterwards, he made his way to the timed event end of the arena to compete in the Tie Down Roping. He carried a 12.2 second run with him from the long round, which placed 8th in that round. He tied his short round calf down in 13.5 seconds placing him 4th in the short round, and moved him up to 5th in the average on two head with a total time of 25.7. Thomas Davis had anther solid rodeo in the Bareback Riding, winning the long round with a score of 78 points, but fell short of matching that score in the short round with a 68. He still ended up splitting 2nd and 3rd in the average with a total of 146 on two. The final Rustler to make it back was Taylor Davidson in the Steer Wrestling with a 6.7 second run in the long round placing him 9th, but threw his short round steer down in 5.5 seconds putting him in at 4th in the round, and bumped him up to 6th in the average.
"All in all I am proud of the way the team did up there," said Coach Schrock. "Each of them that made it back to the short round were able to gather up some points in both the round and the average and that is crucial when it comes down to the last rodeo in at the end of April. This whole team works really hard and have great attitudes, and I am confident that they will be working hard all week at practice getting ready for their home town rodeo this up coming weekend."