Williams Lake’s Wyatt Armes competes in the cutting event at the first BC High School South Region Rodeo of the season in Langley during the weekend. Armes finished third on Saturday and first on Sunday in cutting

Williams Lake’s Wyatt Armes competes in the cutting event at the first BC High School South Region Rodeo of the season in Langley during the weekend. Armes finished third on Saturday and first on Sunday in cutting

High school rodeo athletes take talents to BCRA and BCHS rodeos

Several Williams Lake high school rodeo athletes spread their talents around multiple rodeos throughout the province during the weekend.

  • Sep. 22, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Several Williams Lake high school rodeo athletes spread their talents around multiple rodeos throughout the province during the weekend.

Brock Everett and Brianna Billy both competed in junior events at the BC Rodeo Association Finals in Quesnel.

Everett — entering the junior breakaway roping event in seventh place coming in — roped on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He split first and second in the go-round on Sunday and finished fourth overall.

Billy, the BC High School Rodeo Association breakaway champion and BCRA season leader and junior all around champion, didn’t have the finals she was looking for.

She elected to compete at the BCRA Finals instead of the BC High School Rodeo Little Britches Finals in Falkland, also taking place during the weekend, because of her standing as the season leader in BCRA junior barrel racing.

Billy knocked a barrel on Friday night, then her horse broke pattern and received a no time on Saturday.

Sunday, in wet conditions, her horse slipped on the second barrel and went down on top of her. Both Billy and her horse, however, were OK.

Billy, who had to borrow a horse part way through the season after her horse came up lame, finished tied for first Sunday in breakaway roping.

At the Little Britches Finals in Falkland, Will Roberts and Ryan Roberts both competed.

Will placed in the top 10 for the year-end awards in breakaway roping. His brother, Ryan, won breakaway roping with a quick catch of 3.1 seconds and placed in the top 10 in chute dogging, goat tying and stake race. Ryan also won the first-place buckle for breakaway roping at the finals.

Meanwhile, Jordana Wintjes and Wyatt Armes were competing in the first BC High School South Region Rodeo of the season in Langley.

Wintjes earned points in pole bending and goat tying on Saturday and Armes finished third in cutting on Saturday and was first on Sunday, as well as first in tie-down roping on Sunday.

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