Aaron Herrick (left) and Len LeBlanc

Aaron Herrick (left) and Len LeBlanc

Penning, sorting held at Stampede Grounds

The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds played host to participants from around the region Saturday and Sunday.

The Williams Lake Stampede Grounds played host to participants from around the region Saturday and Sunday for a cattle penning and two-person sorting event.

Put on by the BC Team Cattle Penning Association and co-sanctioned by the Central BC Team Cattle Penning Association, teams competed for prize money and accolades for the 2016 provincial series.

In cattle sorting, team members take turns separating cattle into pens, all in a race against the clock.

All cattle are numbered zero through nine. A random number is called at the start by the announcer and the team must then move the cattle from one pen to the another in numerical order. The fastest time wins.

To sort efficiently, teamwork is the key as both riders have to work together to organize the correct cattle and drive them into the pen while making sure wrong-numbered cattle stay out.

On Sunday at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds, two-person teams competed in sorting.

The results are as follows:

Open Class

1.) Jon Herrick and Cheryl Schneph (19 total head, 114.25 seconds, $135)

2.) Lee Ann Crosina and Carson Walker (18 total head, 117.94 seconds, $90)

Six Class

1.) Rick Baker and Rick Loreth (15 total head, 115.01 seconds, $190)

2.) Vicki Ophus and Cheryl Schneph (15 total head, 118.91 seconds, $142)

3.) Katy Kosinski and Cheryl Schneph (14 total head, 106.75 seconds, $95)

4.) Jon Herrick and Al Wilson (12 total head, 103.11 seconds, $48)

Four Class

1.) Diane Pickering and Al Wilson (13 total head, 110.79 seconds, $255)

2.) Katy Kosinski and Al Wilson (12 total head, 108.33 seconds, $210)

3.) Shane Berreth and Rick Loreth (11 total head, 92.86 seconds, $165)

4.) Lee Ann Crosina and Katy Kosinski (10 total head, 98.31 seconds, $120)

5.) Jessi Herrick and Jon Herrick (eight total head, 107.73 seconds, $73)

6.) Ed Hurd and Diane Pickering (seven total head, 107.27 seconds, $55)

7.) Aaron Herrick and Nikki Miles (six total head, 99.88 seconds, $35)

Penning results were not available at press time.