Cowboys and cowgirls compete at WCMR
Cowboys and cowgirls from four to 18 years old came from Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming to vie for championship titles in the Weston County Mini Roughstock Rodeo (WCMR) in Newcastle on July 26.
Over 120 head of sheep, pony broncs, mini bulls and high school broncs and bulls ran through the chutes in an endless stream, furnished by Jason Whitney Mutton Buckers of Newcastle, Hawk Rodeos from St. Francis, S.D., 5F Mini Bulls from Gillette and K-8 Bucking Bulls from Richardton, N.D.
Many familiar names and faces were at the WCMR attempting to defend their titles from 2021. A lot of new faces arrived to challenge last year’s champions in each event.
New this year was the Girls Ranch Bronc Riding, won by Erin Osmotherly of Hot Springs, S.D., with a score of 77 points on Hawk Rodeo’s #5 Blueberry. Colton Coffman of Lusk took the Bull Riding Champion title, and the Saddle Bronc Champion went to Pace Garrett of Wright.
Other WCMR 2022 results are as follows.
There were 30 entries in the mutton busting competition this year. BlazeLee Marty went home with first place.
In the six- to eight-year-old mini bareback competition, 11 kids entered the competition. Lucas James took home first place with a score of 76 points. Chase Heinrich went home with second place with a score of 65 points.
Coming in third place was Cannon Cowger with a score of 62 points. Dixey Rathbun scored 61 points, taking home fourth place, and Kase Lambert came in at fifth place with a score of 59 points.
The nine- to 11-year-old mini bareback division had 13 entries. Keaton Hampton took home first place with a score of 62 points. In second place was Amanda Ayers, with a score of 60 points. Layton Single brought home third place, with a score of 52 points.
The 12- to 14-year-old mini bareback division had seven entries. Adam Butler took home first place with a score of 59 points. Aubrey Manning, with a total of 53 points, tied with Ayonna Hunter for second and third place.
Dustin Boyer took home first place in the 15- to 18-year-old bareback competition.
The 15- to 18-year-old saddle bronc division had seven entries. Pace Garrett took home first place with 61 points.
The 15- to 18-year-old Girls Ranch Saddle Bronc had two entries. Erin Osmotherly took home first place with a score of 77 points.
The six- to eight-year-old mini bulls division had 15 entries. In first place was Clancey Newlin, with a score of 68 points. Lucas James came in second place with a total of 64 points. Dixey Rathbun came in third place with a score of 59 points. Rowdy Rathbun placed fourth with 58 total points.
The nine- to 11-year-old mini bulls competition had nine entries. Clay Sweet took home first place with 74 points. Tyke Coffman came in second place with 73 points. Keaton Hampton took home third place with 62 points. Coming in fourth place was Baxton Amdahl with 58 points.
The 12- to 14-year-old mini bulls competition had nine entries. Bre’zhon Spang came in first place with a score of 67 points. Adam Butler went home with a score of 63 points, coming in second place. Ayonna Hunter came in third place with a score of 56 points.
Seven 15- to 18-year-olds entered the bull riding competition. Colton Coffman, with a score of 76 points, brought home first place. Hayden Welsh took home second place with a score of 75 points.
Wild Pony Race
Six teams entered the Wild Pony Race. Hollie Swentesky, Christine Swentesky and Josie Smith placed first.
Information in this article is courtesy of the Weston County Mini Roughstock Rodeo. Kaitlyn Root is an editor for the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to email@example.com.