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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2015 Pincher Creek High School Rodeo


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Alberta High School Rodeo District 1 held a two day rodeo in Pincher Creek on Saturday and Sunday , September 12 and 13. The weather was sunny and warm on Saturday, with cloud cover on Sunday. The days were filled with high school aged contestants competing in the categories of Poles, Saddle Bronc, Breakaway, Tie Down Roping, Bull Riding, Team Roping, Goat Tying, Steer Wrestling, Barrel Racing, and Cutting.


Local Barrel Racer Sarah Kirby
The event is a chance to show your abilities in exercises that developed out of skills you may need at a ranch.  There was an unofficial addition of Cowboy Polo to the Pincher event this year. These kids often travel with the rest of their family to these events. Often those family members will volunteer their time and efforts to make the rodeo a better experience. Family members were encouraged to join in after the to this bit of fun played with brooms and a soccer ball.

Many of the contestants chose to wear red on Saturday in support of Stettler's Jace Thorsteinson, who was seriously injured while practicing in August. 


Mackenna Moore

Some of the athletes were performing at the High School level for the first time, while others were seasoned veterans. The audience was encouraged to cheer even for those without the best times, since many achieved their personal bests, and all showed considerable skill in handling their animals.

Tyler Craig
Cash prizes were given out each day to fourth place, the high point prize, and the all-around girl and boy. Jack Mitchell was awarded with the Altie Rutledge award, given to the local High Point Contestant each year in Altie’s memory.  Click here for that story.

Photos by J. Davis, T. Lucas, C. Davis

Results 

Martyna Lively

Pole Bending:

1st place Martyna Lively from Pincher Creek
2nd place Alicia Woolf from Cardston 
3rd place Robyn Lively from Pincher Creek



Saddle Bronc:
1st place Jack Mitchell from Twin Butte
2nd place Jared Solomon from Calgary
3rd place Kale Hughson from Foremost



Breakaway

1st place Marissa Boisjoli from Calgary
2nd place Robyn Lively from Pincher Creek
3rd place Jordyn Cornet from Brandt

Lochlan Christianson

Tie Down Roping

1st place Lochlan Christianson from Nanton
2nd place Ty Lewis from Cardston
3rd place Stran Schlosser from Nanton

Griffin Smeltzer

Bull Riding

1st place Griffin Smeltzer from Claresholm
2nd place K’s Thomson from Lundbreck
3rd place Jared Solomon from Calgary
K's Thomson and Chicken Choker
John Penner
Team Roping 
1st place John Penner from Claresholm & Hayze Stevens from Strathmore
2nd place Tucker Kindt from Millarvile & Eddie Longeway from Cochrane
3rd place Marissa Boisjoli from Calgary & Sawyer Eirikson from Okotoks

Jenna Dallyn

Goat Tying

1st place Jenna Dallyn from Nanton
2nd place Simone Park from Creston, BC
3rd place Martina Vergouwen from Strathmore


Steer Wrestling

1st place Tucker Kindt from Millarvile
2nd place Chaz Vance from Pincher Creek
3rd place Jack Mitchell from Twin Butte

Pincher Creek's Chaz Vance
Ashley Nelson
Barrel Racing
1st place Ashley Nelson from High River
2nd place Jewel Brister from Dalemead
3rd place Kamryn Shaughnesy Gervais rom Okotoks

Cutting Boys
1st place Lochlan Christianson from Nanton
2nd place Stran Schlosser from Nanton
3rd place Kade Christianson from Nanton

Pincher Creek's Robyn Lively and High River's Quinn Leslie

Cutting Girls
1st place Robyn Lively from Pincher Creek 
2nd place Reata Schlosser from Nanton
3rd place Marissa Boisjoli from Calgary

Shaya Biever
Macey-Jo Friel 

Alisha Stevenson
Kaydunn Henry on Son of a Blaster
Kelby Keeley

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