Rodeo team kicks up dirt in Big Piney


BIG PINEY – The high school rodeo team competed in the Big Piney High School at the Sublette County Fairgrounds on April 23 and 24.

Senior Jade Espenscheid and his partner Cord Herring of Veteran, Wyo., won the elite top average team roping buckle for their performance at the event.

Results – April 23

Senior Jaspur Brower placed second in bareback riding, tallying 67 points. He captured sixth place in bull riding.

In barrel racing, sophomore Cedar Stewart came in 14th place at 17.199 seconds. She took eighth place in breakaway roping at 4.290 seconds.

Junior Sharianne Brower took fourth place in light rifle with 247 points. She placed 17th in breakaway roping.

Freshman Kaleb Miller placed fifth in light rifle with 245 points.

In team roping, Jade Espenscheid and Herring picked up third place at 8.110 seconds. Freshman Cael Espenscheid and Cam Johnson of Buffalo placed 14th with Miller and Cooper Jones of Farson in 23rd.

Results – April 24

Jade Espenscheid and Herring finished second in team roping at 7.54 seconds. Cael Espenscheid and Johnson took third in the event at 7.85 seconds and Miller and Jones placed 12th at 12.98 seconds.

Jaspur Brower placed 13th in bull riding and 12th in bareback riding with a score of 62 points.

Stewart came in 16th place in barrel racing at 17.062 seconds and placed 19th in breakaway roping. Sharianne Brower finished 35th in breakaway roping.

The team has several more competitions to go before the Wyoming High School State Championships in Buffalo June 6 through June 11.

Numerous members of the high school rodeo team are currently sitting in the overall top 10 in the state in their respective events.

Jaspur Brower is ranked third in bareback riding and fifth in bull riding.

Sharianne Brower is ranked No. 1 in the state for light rifle with Miller at the No. 10 spot.

Jade Espenscheid rankes No. 2 in team roping, heeler, and Cael Espenscheid is No. 3 in team roping, heeler.

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