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Hefty sums awarded at Williams Lake Stampede

Cowboys and cowgirls arrived from far and wide to compete in this year’s 88th Annual Williams Lake Stampede.

Cowboys and cowgirls arrived from far and wide to compete in this year’s 88th Annual Williams Lake Stampede.

While some walked away empty handed, several participants filled their coffers making the travel and effort all worth while.

Williams Lake Stampede Association president Fred Thomas said a payout of $160,000 was distributed among rodeo participants — the top five, generally, in each event marched away with a hefty sum of cash.

“People were very impressed with the changes to the grounds, the addition of the cowgirl race and motocross show and the (rodeo) competition this year was also very good,” Thomas said. “It all added up to a great weekend.”

The following are the top five overall finishers from the Stampede. Roughly 420 contestants competed across five separate rodeos including two on Friday, one on Saturday, one on Sunday and the finale on Monday.

Wild Cow Milking

1.) King Ranch: Darren Sulin, Dale King, Buckles Camille (Anahim Lake) — $490

2.) Gang Ranch: David Maurice, Matt Benko, Jason Woosley (Gang Ranch) — $480

3.) Shodree Ranch: Dustin Flundra, Dustin Hausaur, Cole Neely (Pincher Creek, Alta.) — $330

Bareback Riding

1.) Tyler Nelson (Victor, Idaho) — 89.5 on Blue Jeans — $3,993

2.) Dusty Lavalley (Bezanson, Alta.) — 85.5 on Blue Jeans — $3,161

3.) Caleb Bennett (Morgan, Utah) — 85 on Smokin Gun — $2,662

4.) Ky Marshall (Bowden, Alta.) — 84 on The Graduate — $2,163

5.) Tyler Scales (Fort Collins, Colorado) — 82.5 on Tweety Bird — $1,331

Saddle Bronc Riding

1.) Troy Crowser (Whitewood, South Dakota) — 86 on Stix — $4,500

2.) Dustin Flundra (Pincher Creek, Alta.) — 83 on Baldy — $3,563

3.) Zeke Thurston (Big Valley, Alta.) — 82.5 on Melancholy — $3,000

4.) Chet Johnson (Douglas, Wyoming) — 82 on Home Brew — $1,688

4.) Sterling Crawley (Huntsville, Texas) — 82 on Con Man — $1,688

4.) Rylan Geiger (Bracken, Sask.) — 82 on Broken Nose — $1,688

Tie-Down Roping

1.) Hunter Herrin (Apache, Oklahoma) — 7.7 seconds — $4,298

2.) Marty Yates (Stephenville, Texas) — 7.9 seconds — $3,940

3.) Jake Hannum (Plain City, Utah) — 8 seconds — $3,223

4.) Shane Hanchey (Sulpher, Louisiana) — 8 seconds — $3,223

5.) Cimarron Boardman (Jackson, Montana) — 8.1 seconds — $2,507

Steer Wrestling

1/2.) Scott Guenthner (Consort, Alta.) — 4.5 seconds — $4,313

1/2.) Matt Reeves (Cross Plains, Texas) — 4.5 seconds — $4,313

3/4.) Trygve Pugh (Ponoka, Alta.) — 4.7 seconds — $3,376

3/4.) Craig Weisgerber (Ponoka, Alta.) — 4.7 seconds — $3,376

5.) Dayton Roworth (Czar, Alta.) — 4.8 seconds — $2,625

Boys Steer Riding

1/2.) Coy Robbins (Camrose, Alta.) — 75 — $873

1/2.) Jake Plotts (Drayton Valley, Alta.) — 75 — $873

3. Jake Tebb (Airdrie, Alta.) — 74.5 — $499

4/5/6.) Cameron Brown (Cremona, Alta.) — 74 — $83

4/5/6.) K’s Thomson (Lundbreck, Alta.) — 74 — $83

4/5/6.) Riley Gagnon (Red Deer County, Alta.) — 74 — $83

Wild Horse Race

1.) Waylon Wasylciw (Ranfurly, Alta.)

2.) Kyle Harstad (Breton, Alta.)

3.) Alan Puhallo (Quesnel)

4.) Jeff Jaarsma (Smithers)

5.) Grant Stewart (Terrace)

Ladies Barrel Racing

1.) Steffanie Mather (Medicine Hat, Alta.) — 15.697 seconds — $4,174

2.) Britany Diaz (Mandon, North Dakota) — 15.93 seconds — $3,339

3.) Shelly Anzick (Livingston, Montana) — 15.995 seconds — $2,713

4.) Kerilee Noval (Turner Valley, Alta.) — 16.003 seconds — $2,087

5.) Britta O’Keefee (Mohall, North Dakota) — 16.022 seconds — $1,669

Team Roping

1.) Clint Robinson (Spanish Fork, Utah) and Ryan Jarrett (Camanche, Oklahoma) — 5.4 seconds — $2,606

2.) Levi Simpson (Ponoka, Alta.) and Ryon Tittel (Pueblo, Colorado) — 5.6 seconds — $2,389

3/4.) Randy Smith (Pincher Creek, Alta.) and Kyle Lucas (Carstairs, Alta.) — 5.8 seconds — $1,954

3/4.) Bryce Palmer (Milton-Freewater, Oregon) and Jacob Miner (Freeater, Oregon) — 5.8 seconds — $1,954

Bull Riding

1/2.) Nevada Newman (Melstone, Montana) — 87.5 on Mardi Gras — $3,577

1/2.) Jesse Torkelson (Warburg, Alta.) — 87.5 on Little Aylmer — $3,577

3.) Billy West (Cadogan, Alta.) — 87 on High Roller — $2,662

4.) Adam Jamison (Okotoks, Alta.) — 82.5 on Disturbia — $2,163

5.) Dakota Buttar (Kindersley, Sask.) — 82 on Mardi Gras — $1,331

Mountain Race

1.) Tyson Coutlee — 480 points — $1,965

2.) Jason Coutlee — 480 points — $1,535

3.) Brad Holmes — 380 points — $,1000

4.) Howard Lulua — 380 points — $625

5.) Patrick McLeod — 380 points — $400

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