Steve Rutledge and K's Thomson Photo Courtesy of Shandel Thomson
The 2016 Pincher Creek Junior and High School Rodeo was held at the Agricultural Grounds September 10 and 11 and had contestants from all over southern Alberta competing. Pincher Creek area contestants were each eligible for a very special prize: the Altie Rutledge Memorial Trophy, which is given to the local high point contestant each year. The award was earned this year by K's Thomson from Lundbreck, and was presented by Altie’s nephew Steve Rutledge. Thomson has been an active participant in the Junior and High School Rodeo since he was in grade six and currently is attending Grade 12 at Livingstone School. The trophy was created to honour the memory of Altie Rutledge, a lifelong rodeo volunteer, following his passing in 1989. The award was given out for the first time at the 1990 Cowley-Lundbreck Rodeo.