'Loyal crowd' turns out for Water Valley rodeo
Organizers of the Water Valley Rodeo were pleased with the turnout last weekend, during the 59th annual event held on June 2 and 3.
“We have a very loyal crowd,” said Hilary Hahn, rodeo secretary. “The weather was pretty good, except for one small hailstorm during the calf roping event on Saturday. The turnout was great, with nearly 1,000 people a day showing up to watch.”
The weekend was highlighted by the fact that there were no injuries of stock. “There were just minor injuries of some cowboys,” added Hahn.
Official results will be posted later this week on the Foothills Cowboy Association website at www.fcarodeo.com.
Here are the unofficial results:
Wild cow milking: Bruce Burrell/Nils Welk of Sundre
Bareback: Cole Jamison, Innisfail – 81 on Wildwood Flower (Richards Rodeo stock)
Novice horse riding: Wyatt Gleeson, Sundre – 70, Jacob Stemo, Calgary – 70
Boys steer riding: Bryce West, Cadogan – 75
Junior barrel racing: Rayna Longeway, Calgary – 16.577
Ladies barrel racing: Honora Jackson-Roe, Millarville – 16.413
Calf roping: Ben Robinson, Innisfail – 10.2
Steer wrestling: Otys Little Mustache, Brocket – 4.5
Junior bull riding: Ethan Schultz, Strathmore – 79
Saddle bronc: Mark O’Dempsey, Mayerthorpe – 72 (Pengally Rodeo’s Live Wire)
Bull riding: Adam Jamison, Okotoks – 74 on Cowboy Classifieds (Richards Rodeo stock)
Team roping: Tristan Woolsey, Nanton and Dustin Hewitt, Cowley – 6.0