Cowboys and cowgirls land top finishes at Kispiox rodeo

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls were roping and riding to success during the weekend.

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls were roping and riding to success during the weekend at the 68th annual British Columbia Rodeo Association Kispiox Valley Rodeo.

In tie-down roping Williams Lake and Alkali Lake dominated the field, with the lakecity’s Jerry Tucker locking down the first-place spot with an 11.9-second time — good for $541.45.

In second place was Alkali Lake’s Willee Twan in 14.4 seconds ($417.69), while third went to Cache Creek’s Cash Isnardy in 14.6 seconds ($293.93).

Steer wrestler Charlie Attrill of 150 Mile House, meanwhile, also topped the competition with an eight-second time for $835.38. Second in the event was Quesnel’s Steve Hohmann in 9.8 seconds, with Merritt’s Mike Gill securing the third-place spot in 10.3 seconds.

Cheyenne Betz of 150 Mile House posted a speedy time in breakaway roping, 4.5 seconds, for second place and $558.13.

In ladies barrel racing it was Williams Lake’s Shaylene Tucker with a 16.26-second ride to win first place and $1,063.51.

On the junior barrel racing side Williams Lake’s Brianna Billy rode to third in 16.67 seconds for $229.32.

150 Mile House cowboy Blaine Manuel, in junior steer riding, hung on to tie for first place with a 75-point ride to win $420.42, splitting the first-place prize money with Quesnel’s Micaiah Gordon. Third place in junior steer riding went to the lakecity’s Braden Robbins with a 63-point ride ($267.54).

Coming up next on the BCRA tour is the Princeton Rodeo June 13-14, followed by the 30th annual Bella Coola Rodeo June 27-28.

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