PHOTO GALLERY: Spring high school rodeo event fills Stampede Grounds for weekend of competition

Adella Dyck of Williams Lake competes in the seniors barrels at the Williams Lake Spring Rodeo on Saturday, April 30, for a time of 20.858. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Adella Dyck of Williams Lake competes in the seniors barrels at the Williams Lake Spring Rodeo on Saturday, April 30, for a time of 20.858. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Allison Everett, Kelly Walls and Denise Swampy volunteer at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo event April 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)Allison Everett, Kelly Walls and Denise Swampy volunteer at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo event April 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
The Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo event draws competitors from Quesnel south. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)The Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo event draws competitors from Quesnel south. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo)
Tyler Kosick, president, High School Rodeos of BC south region, hoses down the grounds Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Tyler Kosick, president, High School Rodeos of BC south region, hoses down the grounds Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Adella Dyck of Williams Lake competes in the Senior Barrels at the Williams Lake Spring Rodeo on Saturday, April 30, for a time of 20.858. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Adella Dyck of Williams Lake competes in the Senior Barrels at the Williams Lake Spring Rodeo on Saturday, April 30, for a time of 20.858. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hattie Holmes of Williams Lake competes with a 19.133 time during the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Hattie Holmes of Williams Lake competes with a 19.133 time during the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Pickup men Earl Call, left, and Wade McNolty of C+ Rodeos rein in a saddle bronc horse at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo, Saturday, April 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Pickup men Earl Call, left, and Wade McNolty of C+ Rodeos rein in a saddle bronc horse at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo, Saturday, April 30. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Hattie Holmes of Williams Lake competes with a 19.133 run during the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Hattie Holmes of Williams Lake competes with a 19.133 run during the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kennady Dyck, Williams Lake Stampede Royalty, competes in the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake High School Spring Rodeo for a time of 16.751. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kennady Dyck, Williams Lake Stampede Royalty, competes in the senior barrels Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake High School Spring Rodeo for a time of 16.751. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Kyan Mussell of Chilliwack competes in the Saddle Bronc Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Kyan Mussell of Chilliwack competes in the Saddle Bronc Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Richard ‘Cowboy’ Jules enjoys volunteering at and watching Stampedes, as he was on Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Richard ‘Cowboy’ Jules enjoys volunteering at and watching Stampedes, as he was on Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Ryland Bodo of Kamloops, was the only competitor in the Bareback event Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo, and finished with a time of 6.3 seconds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Ryland Bodo of Kamloops, was the only competitor in the Bareback event Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo, and finished with a time of 6.3 seconds. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Wyatt Smith of Quilchena was one of two competitors in Saddle Bronc Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)Wyatt Smith of Quilchena was one of two competitors in Saddle Bronc Saturday, April 30, at the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Nate Carnes of Quesnel competes in bull riding Sunday, May 1, at the Williams Lake High School Spring Rodeo with C Plus Rodeos bull fighter Ryan Jasper at the helm. (Paul Carnes photo)Nate Carnes of Quesnel competes in bull riding Sunday, May 1, at the Williams Lake High School Spring Rodeo with C Plus Rodeos bull fighter Ryan Jasper at the helm. (Paul Carnes photo)

The Stampede Grounds was a busy, hustling place with the Williams Lake Spring High School Rodeo taking place on April 30 and May 1.

A High School Rodeos of B.C. event, 19 juniors and 55 seniors competed Saturday and Sunday.

Competitors came from Quesnel and further south.

Judges were Mike Gill and Derek Mobbs, as well as Robin Hay who was judging reining and cutting.

This year’s Williams Lake High School Rodeo Club (WLHSRC) president is Will Roberts. His mom, Dixie, is a club parent and longtime volunteer.

Dixie said in the events, senior girls can compete in eight, senior boys in eight, junior girls in six and junior boys in nine.

On Saturday evening, girls vying for the spot of Queen of BC High School Rodeo competed doing pattern horsemanship and public speaking, being judged by Patti Gehardi, Chantel Wessels and Bailey Cail, who is presently one of the Williams Lake Stampede Princesses.

The WLHSRC will compete in Quesnel next weekend, and Merritt the following weekend.

Quesnel will be hosting the provincials the weekend of June 11 and 12.


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