Williams Lake opened it’s doors to cowboys and cowgirls for the indoor rodeo last weekend and Gold Pan riders made the short trip south to show their stuff.
Dyson Laneve, of Quesnel won first in junior breakaway roping, followed by Williams Lake’s Brianna Billy and Abbotsford’s Courtenay May tied for second/third.
In junior barrel racing, Brooke Call of 150 Mile House took first. Mariah Mannering and Alexis Glassford, both of Quesnel, took second and third respectively.Bailey Fuller of Riske Creek took first in breakaway roping, followed by Quesnel’s Dustin Spiers. Kristen Bell of Houston took third.
Rod May of Abbotsford and Tim Pellam of Langley took first in team roping. The Quesnel/Houston team of Spiers and Bell took second. Tim Terepocki of Kamloops and Ty Lyttton of 108 Mile Ranch took third.
Ryan Jasper of Riske Creek held on the longest in bull riding to claim first, followed by Matt O’Flynn of Quesnel. Dog Creek’s Bryan Adolph rounded out the top three.
The rodeo also featured wild horse races. Kyle Harstad from Breton Alberta took first in the event.Waylon Wasylciw from Edmonton Alberta came in second, followed by Alan Puhallo of Quesnel in third.
In tie down roping, Alkali Lake’s Willee Twan came in first. Russell Glassford, of Quesnel, and Cole Churchill, of Westwold, tied for second/third.
Owen Hawkings of Barriere took first in junior steer riding, followed by Rhett Bloomfield, also of Barriere. Wendel Williams of Williams Lake rounded out the top three.
In steer wrestling, Kamloops’ Jackson Scott was the fastest in getting the steer to the ground.Andre Aspell of 150 Mile House followed close behind, with Victoria’s John Davies rounding out the top three.
Cole Scott of Kamloops conquered the saddle bronc, followed by Alexis Creek’s Garrett Madley in second. Ryland Derose of Kamloops took third.
IN Bareback, Orlan McGuffin of Ellensberg WA. took first, followed by Williams Lake’s Tyrone Hunlin.
The next Wild horse race event will be in at the Princeton BCRA rodeo May 10 and 11.
For more information on Wild Horse racing events, entry deadlines and how to become a Wild Horse racing team go to www.wildhorseing.ca
The rodeo rolls through Vanderhoof this weekend.