Lakeland College's Rustlers Athletics Rodeo Team brought home a three-buckle bounty from the Canadian Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Canadian College Finals Rodeo (CCFR) from March 28-30.
Panchuk claimed the breakaway roping title with a 9.9 second run and 310 placing points. Livingstone, and partner Jace Harrish of NAIT, won team roping. They put up 290 points and a best time of 17.4 seconds. Layne Guest's 15.6 second run won her the barrel racing title. She earned 360 points.
"It was a tough group of girls this year which made the competition more fun, and it meant a lot to win the buckle. I worked hard at all of the rodeos in the fall and spring, so to get to that point and finish the year off strong, it means a lot to get the gratification," says Guest, a first-year environmental sciences student in the environmental conservation and reclamation major.
Twenty-two Lakeland student-athletes filled 34 CCFR spots at the Silver Sage Community Corral in Brooks, Alta. and competed for buckles in nine categories. Here are all the Rustlers who placed in the top 4 in their events:
Pole Bending: Josey Millward – 2nd Place – 21.8secs/160pts; Guest – 4th Place – 22.7secs/170pts
Breakaway Roping: Lilly Artemenko – 4th Place – 8.5secs/160pts
Steer Wrestling: Brayden Lelek – 2nd Place – 9.2secs/150
Barrel Racing: Spencer Young – 2nd Place – 15.7secs/330pts
Saddle Bronc: Cody Lane – 3rd Place – 67 secs/320pts
Goat Tying: Jaclyn Noll – 4th Place – 9.7secs/150pts