Peace Region high school cowboys and cowgirls are coming back from the Canadian High School Finals Rodeo in Merritt as champions.
Dawson Creek’s Brooke Swaffield tied for the championship in high school girls cutting with Clyde, Alberta’s Quincy Squair. Swaffield scored better the first two go rounds, 63-62 and 72-67, but in the third go round put up 65 to Squair’s 71.
Also from DC, Jesse Jones claimed the junior saddle bronc title. Jones also had a second place finish in junior chute dogging.
Some other notable results from the South Peace include Groundbirch’s Tommi-Sue Little placing fourth in high school goat tying, and Gundy’s Tyler Pederson taking fourth in juniors boys goat tying.
Other champions from the BC High School Rodeo Association North Region were Hudson’s Hope’s Ben Jackson, who took home the high school tie-down roping title, Fort St. John's Megan Smith, who was the Canadian reserve barrel racing champion, while Pink Mountain’s Fallyn Mills won the high school girls high points award.
Rounding out the award winners from the North was high school bull riding champion Denton Spiers out of Quesnel.