Colton Manuel clings gamely onto the back of Holy Roller as they burst out of the gate at the Indoor Rodeo. Patrick Davies Photo.

PHOTOS: Indoor Rodeo kicks off the rodeo season in style

Hundreds turned out to attend the opening and show support for their lakecity competitors

The Williams Lake rodeo season has been officially kicked off by the 29th annual Indoor Rodeo at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex.

Hundreds of lakecity residents turned out to watch dozens of competitors of all ages from across the province, Canada and the United States compete in a variety of events. Rodeo and ranching skill were shown off with flair as the rodeo performers shook off the rust from the winter and got back into the saddle.

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Barrel racing, breakaway calf roping, bull riding and wild horse taming were all demonstrated, much to the delight of the crowd.

The Indoor Rodeo continues Saturday and Sunday starting at 1 p.m. with dozens of events and competitors in the lineup.

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Cordell Pinchbeck of Williams Lake throws up his hand as he rides JROC out onto the floor of the Indoor Rodeo shortly before being bucked off. Patrick Davies Photo.

Fort St John’s Kai Claire Atkings casts her lasso after a calf in the Junior Breakaway Roping competition. Patrick Davies Photo.

Landen Horsely bucks to and fro atop the back of a steer during the Junior Steer Riding event. Patrick Davies Photo.

Williams Lake’s Norma MacDonald bears down on a runaway cow during the Breakaway Roping competition. Patrick Davies Photo.

Williams Lake’s Paityn Rogers makes for the homestretch after passing her last barrel Junior Barrel racing at the Indoor Rodeo. Patrick Davies Photo.

Savona’s Ryan-spur Reid gamely tries to stay on his horse during the saddle bronc competition. Patrick Davies Photo.

Wyatt Reid wrestles a calf to the ground on the floor of the Cariboo Memorial Recreational Complex at the Indoor Rodeo. Patrick Davies Photo.

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