Local cowboys, cowgirls storm Quesnel

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls rode to some top-notch results at the Quesnel Rodeo July 19-21.

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls rode to some top-notch results at the Quesnel Rodeo July 19-21.

Bringing home the biggest payday of the weekend was Riske Creek’s Ryan Jasper, who rode Sweet Pea to an 85 point score in bull riding to take the top spot and $1,033.56. Third place in the event went to 150 Mile House cowboy Colton Manuel, who rode Sweet Pea for 82 points and $570.24.

Other local winners were Garrett Madley of Alexis Creek in the saddle bronc riding event, Brianna Billy in pee wee barrel racing, Ty Lytton of 108 Mile in team roping and Callie Hume in junior barrel racing.

Madley held on to Little Dave for a 68-point ride in the bareback event to win $407.52. Hume, meanwhile, raced to a 16.539-second run in the junior barrel racing event to rake in $276.12.

In breakaway roping Katrina Ilnicki finished first in 2.5 seconds ($994.41) while Norma Macdonald took third (three seconds, $584.64).

Billy, in pee wee barrel racing, finished second in 17.324 seconds to win $237.

In team roping Lytton teamed up with Kamloops’ Tim Terepocki for a 6.9-second catch to split $2,004.12.

Coming up this weekend are two rodeos: the Interlakes Rodeo and the 36th Annual Nemiah Valley Rodeo, both scheduled for Aug. 3-4. Both Nemiah Valley Rodeo performances start at 1:30 p.m.