Tough weekend at CCA rodeos

Steven Mah
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It was a tough weekend for Southwest competitors at Canadian Cowboys' Association rodeos over the June 14-15 weekend.

The Southwest produced only one money winner at the Long Creek Rodeo in Radville. Swift Current's Kevin Folk won Tie Down Roping in Radville in 8.9 seconds to bring home $532.

The Southwest fared slightly better at the Pilot Butte Rodeo with seven money winners, including two event winners.

JC Curley, riding out of Success, won Bull Riding with a 81-point ride on Kyle Ag & Auto to earn $1,917.

The Southwest produced four of the top six finishers in Tie Down Roping, including Mankota's Shawn Williamson, who won the event in 8.7 seconds for $629. Val Marie's Wyatt Hayes placed third in 9.6 seconds for $412, followed by Swift Current's Blaine Switzer in fifth spot in 10.9 seconds for $303. Waldeck's Tyce McLeod was sixth in 11.1 seconds for $108.

Mankota's Karlie Cowie placed third in Junior Girls Barrel Racing in 14.47 seconds for $117. Eyebrow's Danita Esmond won the event in 14.34 seconds.

Maple Creek's Cali Yarshenko was the final money winner in seventh spot in Ladies Barrel Racing in 14.01 seconds for $237. Medicine Hat's Alex Hanson topped the 65-competitor field in 13.5 seconds.

The CCA remains in Saskatchewan this weekend for the Central Butte Rodeo and also has Alberta stops in Foremost and Coutts. The CCA will be in Swift Current next weekend for the Frontier Days Rodeo from Friday until Sunday.

Organizations: Canadian Cowboys' Association, CCA

Geographic location: Swift Current, Radville, Mankota Pilot Butte Val Marie Maple Creek Medicine Hat Saskatchewan Alberta

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