Weather wreaks havoc at 100 Mile House rodeo

Weather wreaks havoc at 100 Mile House rodeo

The weather wreaked havoc at the 100 Mile House South Cariboo Rodeo on the long weekend.

  • May. 22, 2014 12:00 p.m.

The weather wreaked havoc at the 100 Mile House South Cariboo Rodeo on the long weekend.

Rain, rain and more rain made for challenging ground conditions in and around the rodeo arena.

The steer wrestlers faced a sea of muck as they looked from the box, and while they don’t mind getting down (and dirty) in muck, some of the steers and horses were a bit wary and therefore ran (or not) somewhat aberrant patterns.

This veteran pair of cowboys had time to size up the situation as they watched a few prior runs; then purposely plotted a different course, choosing to have the hazer, Willee Twan let the steer run out farther before attempting to head it (haze it) toward bulldogger, Wade McNolty.

As a result they were able to run on better (firmer) ground and the horses stayed true to the course, enabling McNolty to dismount and throw his steer in 12.4 seconds which would be a turtle-time at the average rodeo, but it was more than five seconds ahead of the next fastest time at this water-logged venue, and it held up for the winners-cheque.