Big Valley’s Wyatt Thurston participates in the saddle bronc event at the 14th Annual Stettler Roughstock Rodeo.

Stettler’s Davila wins bull riding, Big Valley’s Wyatt Thurston wins saddle bronc at the 14th Annual Stettler Roughstock Rodeo

The overall winners were Armando Davila for bull riding, Wyatt Thurston for saddle bronc and Strawbs Jones for bareback.

On Saturday evening, April 8, the Stettler Agriplex was the place to be as it hosted the 14th Annual Roughstock Rodeo.

The overall winners were Stettler’s Armando Davila for bull riding, Big Valley’s Wyatt Thurston for saddle bronc and Australia’s Strawbs Jones for bareback.

In the finals, the scores were as follows.

For bareback, Strawbs Jones on Major Party scored 85, Micheal Solberg on Wolfshine scored 84, Jessey Lannin on Painted Saint scored 83 and Brandon Dillman on Ginger Sky scored 77.

For saddle bronc, Wyatt Thurston on Party Code scored 85, Lane Cust on Chrome Buckle scored 78, Kolby Wanchuk on Klondike scored 78 and Justin Meston was bucked off of Mercedes.

For bull riding, all four riders were bucked off in the final round. The qualified riders split the ground money, leaving Armando Davila as the 2017 Stettler Roughstock Rodeo Bull Riding Champion.

According to Warren Weatherly, the rodeo event was started 13 years back in partnership with the Stettler Agricultural Society.

“Our initial committee was very small and included just me, my wife Heather and Lyle Smith (Smitty),” Weatherly said. “It has been a lot of hard work and team effort to bring it where it is today, but now we have a good team and once the event starts, it usually runs quite smoothly. We have a great group of guys we work with.”

Weatherly said that besides their own stock, Big Country Rodeo, they work with five other stock contractors to get the best for the event.

“We start preparing the stock three weeks before the rodeo,” Weatherly explained. “Setting up the arena and the chutes takes about a week and we have our team working tirelessly to get it done in time.”

One of the reasons why Weatherly thinks this has become one of Stettler’s mainstays is because of the timing.

“By the time April comes around, all the major winter sports are done and people want to come out and enjoy the outdoors,” Weatherly noted. “Our event is in a very small space, which gets the people quite close to the action.”

Keeping in mind the cowboys who participate, the audience who come to watch and the sponsors who make this event possible, Weatherly said it is a combination of these three factors which always ensures they are providing the best.

“We pride ourselves in being a family business, but we are very thankful to the Stettler Agricultural Society for the great support they have provided us over the years in partnership,” Weatherly added. “We would also like to thank all our sponsors and local businesses and everyone who has been a part of the event, including our spectators for whom we put on this show.”

 

Just Posted

Calgary’s Erin Ross featured at Entertainment in the Park July 24th

Ross has performed several times in past years at the popular event

Ponoka RCMP investigate motorcycle crash resulting in fatality

On July 13th, the man succumbed to his injuries while in the hospital

Castor resident meets award-winning namesake

Luella Kowalsky, who is a resident of Castor’s Paintearth Lodge, met ‘Miss Luella’ recently

Action-packed Stettler 1/8th Mile Drags ready to burn rubber

Races July 20th and 21st free for spectators

VIDEO: Reports say Lashana Lynch is the new 007

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Bond one last time

Special memorial service to say goodbye to murdered Kelowna teen

A memorial service and celebratio of life was held Tuesday for murdered teen Elijah-Iain Beauregard

RCMP investigating alleged ‘sexual misconduct’ by cyclist on BCIT campus

BCIT said they were reviewing video evidence of the incident

Graphic suicide scene edited out of ‘13 Reasons Why’ finale

Suicide prevention groups support the decision

High-speed rail link would run from Vancouver to Seattle in under 1 hour: study

Annual ridership is projected to exceed three million

Asylum figures show overall slower rate of irregular crossings into Canada

Between January and June 2019, a total of 6,707 asylum seekers crossed irregularly into Canada

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

Garneau ‘disappointed’ in airlines’ move against new passenger bill of rights

New rules codified compensation for lost luggage, overbooked flights

Canadian is detained in China on drug allegations: Chinese government

Detention of a Canadian in China comes as part a diplomatic dispute triggered by arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

Most Read