Wranglers hold ranch rodeo
The Wheatland Wranglers held their Third Annual Charity Ranch Rodeo on June 14 at the Platte County Fairgrounds.
The rodeo is sanctioned by the Wyoming State Fair, meaning that the winning team has the opportunity to compete at the Wyoming State Finals Ranch Rodeo.
The winning team was Bootheel 7 Livestock of Lusk, winning the event for the second consecutive year. The team also won the branding and wild cow milking events. Team members Andrew Wasserburger, Eric Wasserburger, Lance Hladky, Brett Hageman and Nolan Brott earned $1,350 at the event.
A second prize of $900 went to Hageman/Buchaults of Yoder. Team members Levi Kosmicki, Ross Buckhaults, Hugh Hageman and Lane Hageman participated in the event.
The Bad Medicine Rodeo Company of Chugwater, including members Wayne Larsen, Sam Rosengreen, Lane Stevenson and Ryan Brown, won the third-place prize of $250.
Stevenson of the Bad Medicine Rodeo Company team also won the bronc riding event.
Gittaway Ranch of Wheatland, won the trailer loading event. Team members Justin Brennan, Jim Mathis, Nate Huyser, Blain Tamlin and Cotton Huyser competed in the event, and Brennan was the winner of the Hard Luck Cowboy Award.
The Wheatland Wranglers Annual Charity Ranch Rodeo is produced by volunteers who donate all rodeo and concession profits to Platte County Memorial Nursing Home.
Next year’s event is set for June 27, 2015.