Blaine Manuel of 150 Mile House attempts to hang on during his bull ride Sunday at the Williams Lake High School Rodeo

Blaine Manuel of 150 Mile House attempts to hang on during his bull ride Sunday at the Williams Lake High School Rodeo

Athletes compete at high school rodeo

High school rodeo athletes from around the province converged in the lakecity during the weekend for the Williams Lake High School Rodeo.

High school rodeo athletes from around the province converged in the lakecity during the weekend for the Williams Lake High School Rodeo.

Competitors compete for points, leading up to the BC High School Rodeo Association Finals in June, where athletes compete to earn prizes and scholarships for their work throughout the season.

From there, the top four competitors in each event qualify to participate in the National High School Rodeo Finals held in the U.S. in July. The top five competitors also qualify for the Canadian High School Rodeo Finals.

Junior divisions ran Friday and Saturday morning, followed by the high school division Saturday afternoon and all day Sunday.

From Williams Lake Ryan Roberts (cutting, team roping), Blaine Manuel (bull riding, steer wrestling), Cordell Pinchbeck (bull riding), Wyatt Armes (cutting, tie down roping), Melanie Wintjes (barrel racing, goat tying, pole bending), Ashley Palesch (barrel racing), Brianna Billy (barrel racing, pole bending), Michael Gulbranson (bull riding), Brock Everett (chute dogging, goat tying breakaway roping, team roping) and Reese Rivet (barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, goat tying) were competing.

See a future Tribune/Weekend Advisor for results, as they were not available at press time.

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