PHOTOS: High School Rodeo takes centre stage in Quesnel

Quesnel’s Julia Bowden teamed with Prince George’s Colin Galbraith in the team roping event over the long weekend, when Alex Fraser Park hosted the B.C. High School Rodeo. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Brandon Louie of Cawston can’t hang on during the senior bull riding event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Skylar Brown competes in the breakaway roping event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on for dear life during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Wyatt McCullough of Clinton didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Over 100 cowboys and cowgirls from across the province flocked to Alex Fraser Park during Labour Day weekend for High School Rodeo.

It was the first rodeo held in Alex Fraser Park in 2020. All other events were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Competitors from the north and south regions of High School Rodeo competed at the event.

READ MORE: Quesnel Rodeo Club eyes safe return to the sport

No concessions were sold, hand sanitizer was in the grandstands, and the public was not allowed to enter.

Competitors from Quesnel took advantage of the short trip to compete.

In the Junior division, both Jordyn Farmer and Denzie Lloyd competed in barrel racing and pole bending. Lloyd also did ribbon and breakaway roping.

Chase Kohorst and Jacob Bowden competed on the boys’ side of the Juniors. Kohorst did breakaway and team roping. Bowden competed alongside Lloyd in ribbon roping and also participated in tie down roping, goat tying and team roping.

In the Senior division Kira Stowell, Astrid Ludwig and Julia Bowden did barrel racing and pole bending. Both Bowden and Stowell competed in breakaway roping. Bowden added goat tying and team roping to the list. Her five events were the most of any Quesnel rider.

Tyson Roberts rounded out the local competitors by trying to tame saddle bronc riding.

High School Rodeos of B.C. also held its AGM in Quesnel during the event.

READ MORE: Back to the barrels – Racing returns to Bouchie Lake

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