The Alkali Lake Ranch team successfully defended their title as the Overall Ranch Challenge Champion team at the Williams Lake Stampede June 28 to July 1. Competing in various events through three days of inter-ranch competition, the Alkali cowboy- team of Willee Twan, Corben Clarkson, Brad Rymer and Greg Vanwinkle (ranch bronc rider) managed to accumulate a total of 297.5 points to take the buckles sponsored by Prairie Coast Equipment (Kamloops, B.C.).
On the way they won the Cattle Sorting section and the Ranch Bronc Riding (ride score plus performance score), were second in the Saddle Horse Race and the Trailer Loading.
Twan, Clarkson and Rymer also took the overall win of the Stampede’s Wild Cow Milking contest, which is not part of the Ranch Challenge.
Taking second spot in the Ranch Challenge with 255 points was the Johnny Sam Ranch. Third with 230 points was 141 Mile Ranch.
Fourth with 210 points was the Wineglass Ranch.
Fifth with 207.5 points was the Chilco Ranch.
And sixth with 80 points was Chilcotin Trails.