Another Canadian Cowboys’ Association rodeo close to home proved to be a welcome stop for Southwest competitors.
13 cowboys and cowgirls from the Southwest were able to bring home money from the Central Butte Rodeo on June 20-21, including wins in two events.
Leading the way was Maple Creek’s Ross Kreutzer when he won Saddle Bronc with a 75-point ride on Buttercup for $453. Mike Gordon, also out of Maple Creek, placed third in Saddle Bronc with a 73-point ride on American Legend for $226.
Maple Creek’s Mardi Yarshenko was the other event winner when she topped Junior Girls Barrel Racing in 15.38 seconds for $198. Maple Creek’s Hallie Anderson was fourth in 15.64 seconds for $49.
Mankota’s Shawn Williamson placed second in Tie Down Roping in 9.4 seconds to collect $401. Waldeck’s Tyce McLeod placed fourth in 10.6 seconds for $234. Yorkton’s Matt Switzer, formerly of Swift Current, won the event in 9.0 seconds.
Val Marie’s Riley Hayes added a second-place finish in Steer Wrestling in 6.4 seconds for $421. Red Deer County’s Landon Beardsworth won the event in only 4.5 seconds.
Mankota’s April Williamson added another second-place finish for her family when she finished in 14.64 seconds in Ladies Barrel Racing for $686 behind only Vanscoy’s Renie Schnitzler in 14.53 seconds. Stewart Valley’s Janet-Lynn Moen was sixth in 15.08 seconds for $143.
Three Southwest combos placed top-five in the Team Roping. Waldeck’s Scott and Tuftin McLeod were second in 6.8 seconds for $1,036. Matt Switzer and Swift Current’s Blaine Switzer were third in 10.8 seconds for $820. Val Marie’s Wyatt Hayes and Mankota’s Shawn Williamson were fifth in 12.7 seconds for $216. Kyle Chappel (Gravelbourg) and Brady Chappel (Moose Jaw) won the event in 6.0 seconds.
Maple Creek’s Brady Resch placed third in Junior Steer Riding with a score of 73 for $117 to round out the money winners.
The CCA is back in Saskatchewan this weekend for Frontier Days in Swift Current on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.