Evan Spady of Alliance participates in steer wrestling on the last day of the Stettler High School Rodeo

Evan Spady of Alliance participates in steer wrestling on the last day of the Stettler High School Rodeo

High school rodeo sees intense competition

The Stettler High School Rodeo was hosted at the Stettler Agriplex over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 26–28.

The Stettler High School Rodeo, which was hosted at the Stettler Agriplex over the weekend, from Friday to Sunday, Aug. 26–28 saw high point winners in both junior and senior categories from faraway communities of Wardlow, Eckville and Barrhead.

At the junior rodeo, Wardlow’s Kendal Pierson was the high-point winner among girls, while Eckville’s Stran Pollitt was the high-point winner among the boys.

As for the senior rodeo, Barrhead’s Taylor Schmidt was the high-point winner among girls, while Kagen Schmidt was thehigh-point winner among the boys.

The junior champions in each category were as follows:

Saddle bronc Kegan Bishell, tie-down Cole Brain, pole bending Taylor Cholach, ribbon roping Levi Schmidt and Sara JoFletcher, bulls Kegan Bishell, breakaway boys Couy McBride, breakaway girls Avery Aleman, goat tying girls Kendal Pierson, goat tying boys Landon Warren, barrels Jewel Pollock, team roping Chance Freemark and Owen Schauer and chute dogging Stran Pollitt.

Buckle winners for the senior category were as follows:

Saddle bronc Hayden Cole, tie-down Beau Cooper, pole bending Quinc Squair, bulls Tanner Eno, breakaway Taylor Schmidt, goat tying Kyli Whiteside, barrels Madelyn Schauer, bareback Jake Plotts, steer wrestling Kagen Schmidt and team roping Kash Bennett and Tate Schmidt.

Although there was a downpour on Saturday early evening while the last event of the day barrel racing was on, participants remained undeterred, running the barrels as scheduled.

Next weekend, Sept. 4-5 participants will take part in the Bowden High School Rodeo.