Bella Coola hosts rodeo double header

Quesnel riders make themselves known in Bella Coola double header.

Bella Coola hosted two rodeos over the long weekend.

A sizable Quesnel contingent was on hand to take part in the weekend’s rodeos.

Quesnel riders dominated junior barrel racing both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, Brittney McIntyre came in first, followed by Taylor Cherry and Jenna Waterhouse. Taylor Cherry matched her performance in Sunday’s race, securing second a second time that weekend. Mariah Mannering took first in the category and Sarah Mack took third.

Continuing with the juniors, Dustin Spiers took second in steer riding twice, with Clay Waterhouse following him in third on Sunday.

Spiers also made an appearance in junior breakaway roping on Saturday, followed by Brittney McIntyre in second. Sunday, McIntyre was once again on the podium for junior breakaway roping, this time in third.

Junior goat tying was nearly as Quesnel dominated, with Taylor Cherry taking second, then third on Saturday and Sunday respectively. Sarah Mack took third on Saturday and Brittney McIntyre took second on Sunday.

In peewee goat tail tying Tyler Cherry got first both days, with Dyson LeNeve following in second on Saturday.

LeNeve completed a collection of podium places with a first in peewee pole bending on Saturday and a third on Sunday. Rachel Chatham took second on Saturday, with Tyler Cherry replacing her in second Sunday.

In the junior versions Jenna Waterhouse took second followed by Taylor Cherry in third Saturday. Rikki Huntyk took second Sunday.

Clayton Honeybourn took second in tie-down roping on Saturday, then bettered his results to take top honours on Sunday.

Ryan McNaughton was the lone winner hailing from Quesnel in steer wrestling, with a first on Sunday.

The double Gary team of Nicholson and Petal, Nicholson hailing from Quesnel, roped in second place on Saturday followed by Jody Coe and John Hancock. On Sunday Jody Coe and Kyle McNaughton took the Garys’ place.

Saturday Roy Cherry and Hod Smith managed to pull their way to second in number eight team roping and were followed by Jody Coe and John Hancock in third. On Sunday Gary Nicholson was able to capture both first and second by teaming with Casey Whittet, for first, and John Hancock, for second.

Tyler Cherry ran away from the pack in peewee barrel racing, with a first on both  Saturday and Sunday. LeNeve took third Saturday, then moved up one position on Sunday.

Coe was the lone representative from Quesnel in the standings for breakaway roping with a first place on Sunday.

Susanne Hutnyk took second, then first in ladies barrel racing, Saturday and Sunday respectively.