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.