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College National Finals Rodeo kicks off in Casper

by Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Casper – The College National Finals Rodeo celebrated its 66th year in Casper June 15-21, and over 400 cowboys and cowgirls from more than 100 colleges across the national are competing in the event. 

With performances each night on June 17-21 and slack during the day, the contestants have worked hard in the attempt to score a top spot at the event. 

Wyoming competitors held their own, scoring high in each event. The following contestants were in the top 10 of their events following the June 18 performance. 

Saddle Bronc Riding

2 – Zeke Thurston of Sheridan College

10 – Jade Blackwell of Gillette College

Bull Riding

4 – Taygen Schuelke of Sheridan College

10 – Tyler Williams of Casper College

Steer Wrestling

3 – Riley Krassin of Casper College

Team Roping

6 – Seth Andersen of Gillette College

6 – Brit Ellerman of University of Wyoming

Men’s All Around

1 – Taygen Schuelke of Sheridan College

Men’s Team

5 – Sheridan College

Women’s Team

10 – Gillette College

For the most up-to-date results, visit Look for complete results and more photos in next week’s Roundup.

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