There were events for all ages at the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

There were events for all ages at the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Better late than never, Castor Rodeo held mid-July

It may have been a couple of weeks late, but the Castor Rodeo was ultimately able to be held in mid July.

Taking place on July 15, the Castor rodeo grounds came alive with competitors and spectators.

All the usual events were held including the always popular foot race and the wild-pony riding for children.

A pair of food trucks were on site alongside the beer garden.

“It was a good day,” Said Heide Downey, one of the organizers of the event.

“Attendendance was down a bit from last year, but not by much. It was a happy day for sure.”

Northcott Rodeo Inc provided the rodeo stock in the Lakeland Rodeo Association sanctioned event.

The first event up was Bareback, which was won by Colton Oullette with a 74 point ride.

Next up was Saddle Bronc, which was taken by Jared Mercer of Mayerthorpe with a 72 point ride, though Consort’s Wyatt Simpson was nipping at his heels with 70 points.

Only one competitor out of a field of six managed to ride for points in the Bull Riding event, with Keaton Martz of Forestburg hanging on for a 66 point ride.

Over in Steer Wrestling, Austin Young of Elk Point took top place with a time of 4.8 seconds.

In the Tie-Down Roping event, only 1.5 seconds separated first place Chase Butterfield of Donalda, who scored with a time of 10.7 seconds, and fourth place Shane Haugen of Gwynne, Alta, who scored a time of 12.2 seconds.

Team Roping was up next, with the team of Glen Alan Nash and Clint Sandercock coming in with the fastest time of 5.1 seconds.

Ladies Barrel Racing was next with Joanne Long of Red County clocking in the fastest time with 16.484.

In the Junior Steer Riding, Jace Lomheim and Daxton Pringle tied with 71 points each.

For Junior Barrel Racing, Jayda Songhurst clocked the fastest time completing the cloverleaf in 16.954 seconds.

Junior barrels were folowed by Pee Wee barrels, where Molly Becker came in with a time of 17.395 seconds.

The final listed event of the rodeo was the Ladies Breakaway roping, which was won by Mya Hartum with a score of 3.o seconds.

As usual, the Castor-based Daring Diva’s trick-riding team performed in the intermission.

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Garrett Zeiffel wrestles a steer, but unfortunately it’s for naught, earning a no-time. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Garrett Zeiffel wrestles a steer, but unfortunately it’s for naught, earning a no-time. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Kloe Holte is one-half of the trick riding duo known as the Daring Divas. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Kloe Holte is one-half of the trick riding duo known as the Daring Divas. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Jacy Wittmack gets her calf, all part of rodeo action in the Castor Rodeo, held July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Jacy Wittmack gets her calf, all part of rodeo action in the Castor Rodeo, held July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Jackson Stannard hangs on in the Bareback event of the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Jackson Stannard hangs on in the Bareback event of the Castor Rodeo on July 15. (Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Someone doesn’t want to be ridden…(Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)

Someone doesn’t want to be ridden…(Krista Comeau for the Castor Advance)