PHOTO GALLERY: 30th annual Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo action-packed

Chad Braaten and Cody Braaten of 150 Mile House compete in team roping Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Chad Braaten and Cody Braaten of 150 Mile House compete in team roping Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Grace-lynn Poffenroth of Riske Creek competes in pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Grace-lynn Poffenroth of Riske Creek competes in pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The weather was perfect Sunday during the 30th annual Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo which took place outside at the Stampede Grounds Aug. 13 and 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)The weather was perfect Sunday during the 30th annual Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo which took place outside at the Stampede Grounds Aug. 13 and 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Cody Braaten of 150 Mile House competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Cody Braaten of 150 Mile House competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rodeo judge Ray Jasper prepares for the events at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo, Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Rodeo judge Ray Jasper prepares for the events at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo, Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rodeo judge Grayson Winters was one of two judges for the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo held Aug. 13 and 14 at the Stampede Grounds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Rodeo judge Grayson Winters was one of two judges for the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo held Aug. 13 and 14 at the Stampede Grounds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kagen Russell of Riske Creek competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kagen Russell of Riske Creek competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Virgil Poffenroth of Riske Creek competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Virgil Poffenroth of Riske Creek competes in tie-down roping Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The rodeo events kicked off with the Canadian Wild Horse Race Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)The rodeo events kicked off with the Canadian Wild Horse Race Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Canadian Wild Horse Racing competitors had their work cut out for them Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Canadian Wild Horse Racing competitors had their work cut out for them Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Wild West Riders opened the rodeo with a procession of flags Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)The Wild West Riders opened the rodeo with a procession of flags Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Joleen Downey of Savona rounds the barrel to ride to a 16.557 which put in her first place overall at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo, Sunday Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Joleen Downey of Savona rounds the barrel to ride to a 16.557 which put in her first place overall at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo, Sunday Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kobe Robbins-Johnson of Alkali Lake nabbed 73 points for his junior steer riding Sunday, Aug. 14, tying for first place overall. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kobe Robbins-Johnson of Alkali Lake nabbed 73 points for his junior steer riding Sunday, Aug. 14, tying for first place overall. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kobe Robbins-Johnson of Alkali Lake rides to 73 points in junior steer riding Sunday, Aug. 14, tying first place overall with Kale Mikkelsen of Pritchard. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kobe Robbins-Johnson of Alkali Lake rides to 73 points in junior steer riding Sunday, Aug. 14, tying first place overall with Kale Mikkelsen of Pritchard. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Lisa Manuel of Williams Lake competes in Ladies Barrel Racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Lisa Manuel of Williams Lake competes in Ladies Barrel Racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nate Carnes, of Quesnel, stays on the bull Sunday, Aug. 14, earning himself 71 points and second place at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Nate Carnes, of Quesnel, stays on the bull Sunday, Aug. 14, earning himself 71 points and second place at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Piper Warner of Williams Lake competes in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Piper Warner of Williams Lake competes in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Presley Warner of Williams Lake competes in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Presley Warner of Williams Lake competes in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rayna Peterson of Williams Lake was one of seven competitors in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Rayna Peterson of Williams Lake was one of seven competitors in the pee wee barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Reilly McKay of Alkali Lake competes in ladies barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Reilly McKay of Alkali Lake competes in ladies barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Shaelynn Kunka of Williams Lake was one of 14 competitors in the ladies barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Shaelynn Kunka of Williams Lake was one of 14 competitors in the ladies barrel racing Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Bareback and saddle bronc riders Kiefer Larson, left, and Christoph Muigg, both from Kispiox, prepare to compete Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Bareback and saddle bronc riders Kiefer Larson, left, and Christoph Muigg, both from Kispiox, prepare to compete Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Spectators hold their breath after Brandon Loring of Riske Creek hit the dirt before the buzzer after the bull Lotto won the battle at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Spectators hold their breath after Brandon Loring of Riske Creek hit the dirt before the buzzer after the bull Lotto won the battle at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Another bull rider hits the dirt while onlookers at the chutes take it and and bullfighters move in to distract the bull. Only Kevin Wallace made the buzzer on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Another bull rider hits the dirt while onlookers at the chutes take it and and bullfighters move in to distract the bull. Only Kevin Wallace made the buzzer on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Charlotte Attrill of 150 Mile House rounds the barrel in her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Charlotte Attrill of 150 Mile House rounds the barrel in her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Charlotte Attrill of 150 Mile House rounds the barrel in her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Charlotte Attrill of 150 Mile House rounds the barrel in her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ladies Barrel Racer Dariene Andros posted a fast time on Saturday with a run of 16.776. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Ladies Barrel Racer Dariene Andros posted a fast time on Saturday with a run of 16.776. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Amber Teed of Vanderhoof heads for the finish line after her run in the Ladies Barrel Racing on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Amber Teed of Vanderhoof heads for the finish line after her run in the Ladies Barrel Racing on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Junior Steer rider Elizabeth Puhallo of Quesnel looked strong coming out of the chute but did not manage to hold on until the buzzer. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Junior Steer rider Elizabeth Puhallo of Quesnel looked strong coming out of the chute but did not manage to hold on until the buzzer. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Eric O’Flynn was giving onlookers a great show until he lost his grip on the bull Leavin Steven. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Eric O’Flynn was giving onlookers a great show until he lost his grip on the bull Leavin Steven. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Justine Billyboy of Williams Lake during Junior Steer Riding on Aug. 13. Half of Saturday’s steer riders were female. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Justine Billyboy of Williams Lake during Junior Steer Riding on Aug. 13. Half of Saturday’s steer riders were female. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Justin Williams of Williams Lake did not make the buzzer on his bull Top Bid on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Justin Williams of Williams Lake did not make the buzzer on his bull Top Bid on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Keely Durrell of Williams Lake during her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Keely Durrell of Williams Lake during her barrel racing run on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Keely Durrell of Williams Lake during her barrel racing run on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Keely Durrell of Williams Lake during her barrel racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kenzie Lloyd of Quesnel rounds the second barrel in her Junior Barrel Racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kenzie Lloyd of Quesnel rounds the second barrel in her Junior Barrel Racing run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kenzie Lloyd roped her calf, but marked a no time after the calf slipped from the loop during her great attempt in her Junior Breakaway Run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kenzie Lloyd roped her calf, but marked a no time after the calf slipped from the loop during her great attempt in her Junior Breakaway Run at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kaitlyn Lulua of Anahim Lake rounds her second barrel and looks to the third during her run Saturday. Lulua placed third after the dust settled. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kaitlyn Lulua of Anahim Lake rounds her second barrel and looks to the third during her run Saturday. Lulua placed third after the dust settled. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
A bull fighter faces off with a bull during Kevin Wallace of Mount Currie’s ride Saturday. Wallace was the only rider to make the buzzer on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)A bull fighter faces off with a bull during Kevin Wallace of Mount Currie’s ride Saturday. Wallace was the only rider to make the buzzer on Saturday. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Levi McQueen of Quesnel riding the bull Gaslighter at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Levi McQueen of Quesnel riding the bull Gaslighter at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Wyatt Smith of Quilchena on the bull Blue Magic at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Wyatt Smith of Quilchena on the bull Blue Magic at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Christoph Muigg of Kispiox competes at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Christoph Muigg of Kispiox competes at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo on Sunday, Aug. 14. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Jared Marshall of Prince George completes a successful ride for a score of 74 on Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Jared Marshall of Prince George completes a successful ride for a score of 74 on Sunday, Aug. 14 at the Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

The 30th Annual Williams Lake Outdoor Rodeo was back in the saddle at the Stampede Grounds Aug. 13 and 14.

It was the first time the rodeo was held outdoors as normally it takes place in April in the Cariboo Recreation Memorial Complex.

Mother Nature cooperated for the most part, sharing some showers on part of Saturday afternoon, while Sunday’s rodeo had nothing but sunshine and blue skies.

Around 400 people attended on Saturday and 600 on Sunday.

Every time rodeo announcer Russell Alison said, ‘let’s hear it Williams Lake,’ encouraging the crowd to cheer on the competitors, he received a loud response from the grandstands and the VIP seating area.

On Sunday, the BC Cowboy Hall of Fame inductees were honoured just before the rodeo.

Inductees chosen for 2020, 2021 and 2022 were all part of the event because the rodeo did not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The inductees and guests gathered in the Let R’ Buck area for a tea beforehand and were then transported into the rodeo grounds on a horse-drawn wagon led by Chilcotin ranchers Roy and Gwen Mulvahill.

Eloise Hobi, a 15-year-old secondary student in Williams Lake, sang the American and Canadian national anthems beautifully during the opening on Sunday and the cowboy prayer was dedicated to the late Sharon MacDonald, Terry Crosina and Willie Crosina, who were all committed to rodeo.

Unofficial results for standings from the weekend on the BCRA website include:

Bareback

1) Jared Marshall, 74

2) Jared Marshall, 73

3) Chase McClary, 66

Saddle bronc

1) Cole Churchill on Bugaboo, 74

2) Ryan-Spur Reid on F85, 64,

3) Cole Churchill on Illegal, 62

Tie down roping

1) Jake Herman of Kamloops, 9.000.

2) Virgil Poffenroth, 9.400

3) Travis Eller, 9.800

Steer wrestling

1) Andre Aspell, 8.400.

2) Riley Isnardy, 9.500

Breakaway roping

1) Taylor Eller, 3.100.

2) Denise Swampy, 3.500

3) Taylan James, 4.000

Junior steer riding

1) Kale Mikkelson, 73.000 and Kobe Robbins-Johnson, 73.000.

3) Decker Passey, 72.000

Ladies barrel racing

1) Joleen Downey of Savona with 16.557.

2) Dariene Andros, 16.772

3) Sarah Gerard, 16.951

Junior barrel racing

1) Myranda Mackenzie, 17.235.

2) Malaea Reid, 17.319

3) Kaitlyn Lulua, 17.647

Pee wee barrel racing

1) Paige Cady, 18.021.

2) Piper Warner, 18.298

3) Gemma Sakamoto, 18.719

Junior breakaway roping

1) Chase Kohorst, 3.800.

2) Lyla Lougheed, 5.200

3) Alyiah Hart, 5.200

Team roping

1) Neal Antoine and Cash Isnardy, 5.300.

2) Ralph Myers and Riley Isnardy, 5,500.

3) Ryan Macnaughton and Dustin Shields, 6,700

Bull riding

1) Kevin Wallace on 0152, 72.00.

2) Nate Carnes on Dyson, 71.00

READ MORE: Safety plan in place for 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo Aug. 13, 14



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