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PHOTO GALLERY: Orange Shirt Day bull riding event showcases local riders

C+ Rodeos provided animal athletes for the event

There was some young talent showcased at the Orange Shirt Day C+ Rodeos bull riding event held Friday, Sept. 29 at the Williams Lake Stampede Grounds.

Competitors competed in bull riding, cow riding and mini bull riding with judges Ryan Jasper and Brett Fraser, safety men Earl Call and Kyle Bell and timer Lori Winters officiating.

There were also several volunteers on site helping C+ Rodeos co-owner Roy Call.

Orange Shirt Day MC Mike Retasket kept the event rolling with help from bull fighter Cody Call of C+ Rodeos who let him know who was riding each time.

“This is a great opportunity for the young riders,” said Retasket who is a dancer, drummer, political leader, negotiator, cultural interpreter and traditional Secwépemc knowledge keeper.

Joining Call as the event’s other bull fighter was Cordell Pinchbeck.

Rhett Atkinson stepped in to bull fight during the mini bull riding.


Bull riding

Cale Mikkelsen - 78.5 points

Cow riding

Tanner Loring - 78 points

Elizabeth Puhallo - 76 points

Clare Mikkelsen - 73 points

Reid Rife - 73 points

Joel Johnson - 71.5 points

Mini bull riding

Rowdy McNolty - 79 points

Hunter Rife - 78 points

Hunter Cooper - 75 points

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Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

Monica Lamb-Yorski has covered news for the Williams Lake Tribune since November 2011.
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