Rounding up the last few

The next-to-last rodeo went off in Barriere the first weekend of September.

Barriere hosted the penultimate rodeo of the year over the final long weekend of the summer.

The bareback riders ended the weekend in a three–way tie, with William Gamache from Edmonton on Shakin Not Stirred, Cash Kerner from Pritchard on Misery and Jared Marshall from Prince George on Painted Desert, all recording a score of 81.

Albertans took over tie down roping with Lee Ronbough, from Sexsmith, taking the top spot. Riley Warren, from Two Hills, took second, while Cody Brett, riding out of Silver Valley, rounded out the top three.

Wacey Marr, from Gang ranch, took the top honours in saddle bronc on Big Heart. Ryland De Rose, from Kamloops, and Clint Maier, from Merritt, split second and third, on Little Dave and Hollywood respectively.

In steer wrestling, Grant Fosbery, riding out of Merritt, took first, followed by Rob Everett, out of 150 Mile House, and Riley Isnardy, out of Cache Creek.

Katrina Ilnicki, from Williams Lake, won in breakaway roping. Maddy Mills, from Kamloops, and Jody Coe, from Quesnel, tied in second/third place.

In junior breakaway roping, Sharla Hancock, a Quesnel native, took the top spot, followed by Taneesha Beaupre, out of Princeton and Harley Antoine, from Cache Creek.

Prince George rider Judy Hyde was fastest in ladies barrel racing. Vanessa Leggett, out of Kamloops took second and Kirsten Gjerde, out of Prince George, rounded out the top three.

In the junior version of the above, Sharla Hancock, riding out of Quesnel, was fastest, followed by Bacardi Zimmerlee out of Clinton and Rikki Hutnyk out of Quesnel.

Jackson Scott, riding out of Kamloops, took first in junior steer riding. Clay Waterhouse, out of Quesnel, and Blaine Manuel, from 150 Mile House, tied for second/third place.

Levi Simpson and John Robertson, both out of Claresholm AB, roped their way to the top. Clay Ullery and Rocky Ross, out of Two Hills and Botha AB respectively, took second. Kyle Lucas, Carstairs AB, and Levi Simpson tied for third/fourth with Klay Whyte, out of Curdrie AB, and Levi Simpson.

Justin Davies, out of Williams Lake, took the top in bull riding. Mike Gill from Merritt and Jeff Roney from Houston, followed in a second/third tie.

In peewee barrel racing Elly Farmer, from Savonna, was the fastest, followed by Quesnel-natives Dyson LeNeve and Tyler Cherry.

The BCRA Championship Rodeo Finals take place Sept. 14–16 in Quesnel at Alex Fraser  Park.

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