The second year of the Chetwynd BCRA Rodeo couldn’t have gone any better. Held last weekend, June 1 and 2, the rodeo featured more than 100 entries each day, with both the total and number of entries from outside the Peace Region up a lot more than last year.
“We were really pleased with how everything went, and we certainly took a step forward this year,” said Shelly Currier, a member of the organizing committee. She was very thankful of the community, volunteers and sponsors that enabled everything to go smoothly.
More than $10,000 was given out in prize money this year. Sienna Ghostkeeper was one of the champions from Chetwynd, winning the junior barrel race.
The bull riding competition was featured, resulting in more money given out and 24 total entries participating. Denton Spiers of Quesnel, a former high school provincial champ, won the bull riding event with a score of 87.
Currier said the rodeo will be back for a third year in 2020, and are hoping to continue to add to the weekend to make it more special for the spectators.
Below are the top three finishers in each event.
1. Christoph Muigg, Hazelton - 69
2. Keifer Larson, Hazelton - 66
1. Denton Spiers, Quesnel - 87
2. Louis Cardinal, Fort St. John - 80
3. Storm Noskye, Fort St. John - 78
1. Karla Mussell - 78
2. Ryan-Spur Reid, Savona - 68
Tie Down Roping
1. Ben Jackson, Hudson’s Hope - 10.0
2. Cody Brett, Silver Valley - 10.2
3. Kyle Bell, Monte Creek - 10.7
1. Zane Jones, Dawson Creek - 13.3
2. Ben Jackson, Hudson’s Hope - 24.3
3. Luke Simonin, Naramata - 25.6
1. Allison Everett, 150 Mile House - 4.6
2. Fallyn Mills, Pink Mountain - 12.9
3. Tyler Bonderoff, Arras - 15.4
Ladies Barrel Racing
1. Judy Dostal, Falkland - 14.458
2. Judy Hyde, Prince George - 14.558
3. Fallyn Mills, Pink Mountain - 14.581
1. Derek Hadland/ Rod Spiers - 6.4
2. Pat and Luke Muehlen - 6.9
3. Chad and Cody Braaten - 7.6
Junior Steer Riding
1. Wyatt Smith, Quilchena - 75
2. Clay Gordon, Quesnel - 73
3. Cole McKay, Spences Bridge - 70
Junior Barrel Racing
1. Sienna Ghostkeeper, Chetwynd - 14.293
2. Kale-Clare Atkins, Fort St. John - 14.45
3. Kale Mikkelson, Pritchard - 14.555
Junior Breakaway Roping
1. Riley Bondaroff, Arras - 3.0
2. Reese Rivet, Williams Lake - 3.4
3. Riley Beier, Vanderhoof - 4.2
Peewee Barrel Racing
1. Kenzie Lloyd, Quesnel - 16.206
2. Cali Schippman, Fort St. John - 17.122
3. Kyder Lloyd, Quesnel - 18.856