Locals see success in Pritchard

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls took their skills to Pritchard from Aug. 6-7 competing in the British Columbia Rodeo Association’s Pritchard Rodeo.

  • Aug. 11, 2011 10:00 a.m.
Bullrider Brady Fuller of Williams Lake had a wild time on Second Star at the Pritchard Rodeo on Saturday

Bullrider Brady Fuller of Williams Lake had a wild time on Second Star at the Pritchard Rodeo on Saturday

Williams Lake and area cowboys and cowgirls took their skills to Pritchard from Aug. 6-7 competing in the British Columbia Rodeo Association’s Pritchard Rodeo.

With the overall standings starting to take shape for the 2011 season, several local athletes put their best foot forward over the weekend, starting in the tie-down roping event.

It was 150 Mile House’s Cody Braaten roping his calf in 13.8 seconds for a $315.90 payout. Cody’s efforts leave him in second place in the overall tie-down roping standings, behind Riske Creek’s Virgil Poffenroth in first.

In saddle bronc riding, Alexis Creek’s Garrett Madley finished second with a score of 71.

Madley is currently sitting first in the overall saddle bronc event, having earned $4,085.82 thus far this season.

Steer wrestler Rob Everett of 150 Mile House finished third in the event, scoring a 6.2 second time, while breakaway roper Chad Braaten of 150 Mile House took a second-place result in four seconds.

Chad currently sits third in the overall breakaway roping standings behind Allison Everett in second and Charlie Soffel in first.

In the junior barrel racing even Williams Lake’s Madison Smith took first overall with a 16.876-second ride. Smith is in 13th place overall on the season.

In team roping, 150 Mile’s Myles King partnered with Aaron Palmer for a third-place finish in 10.4 seconds.

Finally, in pee wee barrel racing, Williams Lake’s Breana Billy finished second in 18.81 seconds.

For more on the BCRA visit www.rodeobc.com.