Riders were in Princeton over the weekend, roping and riding as the rodeo rode through town.
Steve Hohmann of Quesnel occupied two places at once, in both first and third place in the bareback competition, first on Sundance Kid and second on March On. Kamloops’ Sandy Denton was in between the replicated Hohmann in second on the back of Billy.
Steve Pozzobon, riding out of Osoyoos, took first in tie down roping. Vanderhoof’s Dustin Shields took second in the competition, followed by Quesnel’s Clayton Honeybrown in third.
Scooby Doo took Hohmann to the top of saddle bronc and bucked Kaila Mussell of Chilliwack to second place, Kamloops’ Ryland Derose took third riding Mulligin.
In steer wrestling Mike Gill of Merritt took the top honours, followed by Cash and Riley Isnardy, both of Cache Creek, in second and third respectively.
In breakaway roping, Williams Lake’s Katrina Ilnicki took first, followed by Savona’s Troy Gerard and 150 Mile House’s Allison Everett in second and third.
Kyle Bell of Houston took the big prize in jr. breakaway roping. Gerard took second, followed by B.J. Isnardy of Cache Creek in third.
Tracey Morris of Merritt was the fastest lady around the barrels. Vanderhoof’s Cathy Buekert was second, with Savona’s Joleen Seitz in third.
In junior barrel racing, McKenzie Wills, riding out of Quesnel, took first, Lane Willis, also of Quesnel, taking second. Savona’s Elly Farmer took third.
Quesnel’s Clay Waterhouse was the top junior steer rider, followed by Houston’s Kyle Bell in second and Quesnel’s Isiah Elkins in third.
Cash and Carey Isnardy took first in team roping, followed by the Kamloops team of Troy Eli and Nick Teixeira in second and the Abbortsford/Savona team of Rod May and Mark Pozzobon took third.
Charlie Attril of Langley rode Knothead to a first place finish in bullriding. Gill took second on Guitar Herd. Blue Steel took Quesnel’s Lane Cork to third.