Stettler hoofs it up

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Spectators peer through the sun to follow the rodeo action Saturday at the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede.

Julie Bertrand / Independent reporter

Third time was the charm for the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede, as the sun shone brightly during all three days of the event.

“It was awesome,” said Jerry Sinclair, co-chairman of the stampede committee.

“We are pleased with the turnout. We had great weather. Everything was good.”

Cowboys and cowgirls flocked to the stampede, attracted no doubt by the prizes and the event’s good reputation.

“Our total entries were 334,” said treasurer Tana Nixon. “We had 100 local entries.”

The high number of entries made the Canadian Cowboys Association (CCA) declare Stettler’s stampede as the biggest event in the group’s history.

As for the amount of spectators that showed up on the weekend, Nixon was unable to give firm numbers.

“It is very hard to have an exact count when you have weekend passes involved in the whole equation, because people will buy and we don’t know how many times they will show up,” Nixon said.

“The amount of money we made on Friday night was triple the amount we took in Friday night last year.”

Saturday’s number was down from last year and Sunday’s number remained the same. The committee believes good weather was to blame for the drop, as it kept local farmers haying in their fields.

“We will continue to try and improve and grow this show,” Nixon said.

Results

SADDLE BRONC RIDING

1. Kyreon Geiger, 78 points, $1,280.64

2. Mark O’Dempsey, 77 points, $1,059.81

3-4. Jim Berry, 75 points, $728.64

3-4. Jeremy Harden, 75 points, $728.64

5. Clinton Cox, 74 points, $397.44

6. Richard Houston, 73 points, $220.80

BAREBACK RIDING

1-2. Brady Bertram, 78 points, $926.44

1-2. Clayton Bunny, 78 points, $926.44

3. Gerard Oversby, 77 points, $664.24

4-5. Colter Harden, 76 points, $402.04

4-5. Monty Koopman, 76 points, $402.04

6. Clint Laye, 75 points, $87.40

6. Colter Bannow, 75 points, $87.70

BULL RIDING

1.Dusty Lehmann, 86 points, $1,067.20+$128.80

2. Dakota Buttar, 76 points, $883.20+$128.80

3. Ben Forester, 74 points, $699.20+$128.80

4. Cody Coverchuk, 73 points, $515.20+$128.80

TIE DOWN ROPING

1. Dale Skodopole, 8.0 seconds, $1,840.92

2. Cody Rood, 8.2 seconds, $1,600.80

3. Murray Pole, 8.5 seconds, $1,360.68

4. Ryan Miller, 8.6 seconds, $1,120.56

5-6-7. Curtis Taypotat, 8.8 seconds, $640.32

5-6-7. Brady Davies, 8.8 seconds, $640.32

5-6-7. Curtis Cassidy, 8.8 seconds, $640.32

8. Shay Keller, 9.0 seconds, $160.08

STEER WRESTLING

1. Logan Leask, 3.9 seconds, $1,375.40

2. Josh Heggie, 4.3 seconds, $1,196.00

3. Brian McPhee, 4.3 seconds, $1,016.60

4. Curtis Cassidy, 4.4 seconds, $837.20

5. Josh Harden, 4.6 seconds, $657.80

6. Levi Lloyd, 4.7 seconds, $478.40

7. Justin Kurst, 5.0 seconds, $299.00

8. Ben Rammey, 5.0 seconds, $119.60

LADIES BARREL RACING

1. Tracy McDonald, 17.62 seconds, $2,433.40

2. Bailee Switzer, 17.72 seconds, $2,116.00

3. Rusty Quam, 17.96 seconds, $1,798.60

4. Kareen Warren, 18.00 seconds, $1,481.20

5. Katie Crossman, 18.02 seconds, $1,163.80

6. Sidney Daines, 18.06 seconds, $846.40

7. Melissa Thiessen, 18.13 seconds, $529.00

8. Kerry Maynes, 18.16 seconds, $211.60

TEAM ROPING

1. Ty Flewelling and Colton Schmidt, 4.0 seconds, $3,089.36

2-3. Tel Flewelling and Riley Warren, 4.5 seconds, $2,484.92

2-3. Rocky Ross and Marty Lillico, 4.5 seconds, $2,484.92

4. Taylor Brower and Cling Brower, 4.6 seconds, $1,880.48

5. Tuftin McLeod and Scott McLeod, 5.0 seconds, $1,477.52

6. Kyle Chappel and Brady Chappel, 5.1 seconds, $1,074.56

7. Travis Nickolson and Kent Drake, 5.2 seconds, $671.60

8. Matt Switzer and Blaine Switzer, 5.3 seconds, $268.64

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