Stettler agriplex hosts major cattle penning event over the weekend

Ushering the cattle to the box - The number of cowgirls in this year’s cattle penning event was noticeably higher than in the last year’s competition

More than $23,000 of prize money was distributed at the Stettler ag grounds over the weekend, when dozens of cowboys and cowgirls converged on the town for Central Alberta Team Penning Association’s annual cattle penning event.

In the two days of cattle sorting and penning, the number of cowgirls, including those in the junior categories, was noticeably high as compared to previous events held in town.

On Saturday, April 30, Larissa Price, Rob Schalk and Josh Kubik won the top spot in junior category by penning four animals in just over two minutes while on Sunday Brianna, Sigouin, Charlene Bayes, and Larry Huelsman penned four animals in just over two and a half minutes.

As for the open category, in Saturday’s competition Jeff Diegel, Kelly Melissen and Jack Richardson penned six animals in 61.46 seconds to claim the top prize. On Sunday the team of Scott Cressman, Jeff Diegel and Brad Richardson penned the same numbe of animals in 63.91 seconds to win the first place.

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