The BCRA roped in one final round, bringing another successful rodeo season to a close.
The championship finals were hosted in Quesnel at Alex Fraser Park by the Quesnel Rodeo Club and the South Quesnel Business Association, Sept. 12 – 14, with 106 top cowboys and cowgirls from all across B.C. competing for the 2014 championship title.
The first day of the rodeo was Tough Enough to Wear Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness, which was dedicated to local barrel racer Deana Lloyd.
A total of $1,019.10 was raised, with the proceeds going towards G.R. Baker Ambulatory Care Hospital.
Friday’s local winners included Taylor Cherry, racing in for first place in junior barrels. Second place went to Brooke Call of 150 Mile House followed by Tosha Seitz of Savona in for third.
In junior steer riding, Miss Jamie Myram of Barriere rode in for first place with Quesnel’s Lane Paley close behind in second. It was a tie for third place, shared between Tristan Holt of Louis Creek and Tristan Brackman of Barriere with a score of 70.
Day two of the rodeo was dedicated to the Salvation Army, with $450 raised for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
Following a day of rodeo, a steak dinner was hosted by Save on Foods raising $2,508.00 for the B.C. Children’s Hospital.
It was a successful second day for Quesnel riders, leaving the rodeo grounds with many first, second and third place wins.
In junior barrels, Taylor Cherry raced in for first place followed by fellow Quesnel rider Mariah Mannering in second and taking third place was Tosha Setiz.
Quesnel cowboys dominated junior steer riding, taking first and second place.
James Johnston rode in with a first place score of 76 followed closely behind by Tyler Cherry with 75. Third place went to Barriere rider Owen Hawkings.
First place in junior breakaway roping went to Quesnel’s Dyson Leneve, Brianna Billy of Williams Lake placed second followed by Louis Creek’s Tristan Brackman.
Roping his way into first place with a score of 9.0 was Quesnel’s Steve Lloyd. Second place in tie down roping was awarded to Steve Pozzobon of Cawston with Surrey rider Clay Freemantle following in third place.
In bull riding, first place went to Brady Smith from Salmon arm with local rider Steve Hohmann following in second and third place going to Shaun Greenhough of Penticton.
Cash Kerner of Kamloops rode in for first place in bareback, second place went to Prince George rider Jared Marshall and riding in for third place was Hohmann.
First place in the saddle bronco went to Williams Lake’s Wacey Marr with a score of 77.
Cole Scott of Kamloops followed with a second place score of 73.
Finally, tying for third place with a score of 71 was local rider Steve Hohmann and Ryland DeRose of Kamloops.
The final day of riding spectators and participants were encouraged to wear red to honour all the RCMP and their families.
Local riders dominated in the final round of bull riding, with Hohmann placing first followed by Matt O’Flynn.
Roping to first place in junior breakaway was local Dustin Spiers, followed by fellow Quesnel rider Dyson Leneve in second place.
Taking home third place of Tatla Lake cowgirl Jennifer Schuk.
It was another first place win for Quesnel, with cowboy Steve Lloyd taking first place in tie down roping. Alkali Lake rider Willee Twan roped into second place followed by Williams Lake’s Jerry Tucker.
Barreling in for first place was rider Carli Wardrop of Houston. Local racers followed with Taylor Cherry riding in for a second place win and Mariah Mannering in third for junior barrels.
With a first place score of 80 Barriere’s Rhett Bloomfield took the win for junior steer riding for the day. Quesnel Lane Paley followed in second and third place went to fellow local rider Denton Spiers.
As the final day came to a close the results were beginning calculated, cowboys and cowgirls waiting eagerly in the hopes that they might become one of the 2014 BCRA champions.
Local champions include Steve Homann for bull riding, Steve Lloyd in tie down roping, Lane Paley for junior steer riding, Taylor Cherry in junior barrel racing and Dyson Leneve in junior breakaway roping.
Other finals champions include Kamloops rider Cash Kerner in bareback, Cole Scott of Kamloops in the saddle bronc, Naramata rider Luke Simonin in for steer wrestling, Allison Everett of 150 Mile House for breakaway roping, Cache Creek rider Coleen Duggan for ladies barrel racing, pee wee barrel racing champion Zoey Hamming of Vernon and for team roping Aaron Palmer of Knutsford and Neal Antonie of Cache Creek share the championship title.
The BCRA would like to thank the South Quesnel Business Association and all the Quesnel Rodeo Club members and volunteers for hosting the championship finals for another year.