Update: Rope For Knowledge Brought Racers of All Ages

Karina Bassett and her horse Frank watch the practice runs after she competed in the junior barrel races. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.
Karina Bassett and her horse Frank watch the practice runs after she competed in the junior barrel races. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.

Those participating in the sixth annual Sheridan College in Johnson County Rope For Knowledge saw sunny skies and light mud on Saturday at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Services specialist Ashlea Bassett said the entry fees from the event are split in half. One half goes to the college's scholarship fund, she said, and the rest goes to pay out awards.

The event included barrel racing, team roping and other events in both junior and adult classes.
Buffalo local Breanna Reimler is a student at Casper College, and winner of the barrel racing competition last year. This year, she is preparing her horses to gear up for college rodeo. Though she participates in many competitions like these, she said she has a soft spot for this one.

Bassett's daughter, Karina Bassett participated in the junior barrel racing event.

She said her favorite part of barrel racing is the rush at the finish.

$3,500 in fall and winter scholarships were given to eight county residents at the event as well.

UPDATE: The results from the event are as follows:
Team roping:
1st: Julie Ballek and Justin Hammerrich

Youth/Adult Team Roping:
1st: Nick and Mike Albrecht

Steer Breakaway Roping:
1st: Macy Fuller

1D Barrel Race:
1st: Jeannie Camino

2D Barrel Race:
1st: Kelly Blea

Jr. Barrel Race:
1st: Adam Belus

Recipients of the fall/winter scholarships are as follows:
$3500 given in scholarships to 8 students:
Sheridan Pierson
Marcia Mahosky
Elizabeth Stewart
Erin Hutton
Casey Sellers
Samantha Taylor
Carrie Hulford
Amanda Walters.

Bassett said the event raised $5,500 in funds for next year's scholarships.

See more pictures from the event below:

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Photo by Hannah Stepenoff
Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.
Breanna Reimler and her horse Taz get ready to do a practice run. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.
Breanna Reimler and her horse Taz get ready to do a practice run. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.
Breanna Reimler and her horse Taz get ready to do a practice run. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.
Karina Bassett pets her horse Frank. Photo by Hannah Stepenoff.