Southwest competitors were close to home on July 25-27 for the Lakeshore Stampede where they won four different events at the Canadian Cowboys’ Association rodeo in Elbow.
Bareback continued to be an area of success for Southwest cowboys, led by Swift Current’s Linden Woods, who won the event with a 76-point ride on Kit Kat for $469. Jason Hofer, riding out of Tompkins, followed in second spot with 72 points aboard Bucket List for $388. Maple Creek’s Lane Link placed fifth with a 69-point ride on Painted Pony for $145.
Mankota’s Shawn Williamson tied for top spot in Tie Down Roping among 25 cowboys. He finished in 8.7 seconds to tie with Rockglen’s George Marcenko to earn $657. Waldeck’s Tyce McLeod was tied for seventh in Tie Down in 10.0 seconds for $107.
Val Marie’s Colt Kornfeld led a Southwest trio atop the Junior Steer Riding leaderboard. He won the event with 74 points to pocket $225. Hazenmore’s Chanse Switzer placed second with 73 points for $168 and Leader’s Cole Hartman was third with 71 points for $112.
Maple Creek’s Hallie Anderson continued her string of recent success with another win in Junior Girls Barrel Racing in Elbow. She won in 15.28 seconds for $198. Maple Creek’s Mardi Yarshenko placed second in 15.60 seconds for $148.
Three more Southwest cowboys rode their way into the money in Saddle Bronc. Piapot’s Casey Bertram scored 76 points on Troubadour to take home $518. Maple Creek’s Mike Gordon and Ross Kreutzer also had top-five finishes. Gordon was tied for third with 75 points on Snack Bar for $356 and Kreutzer was fifth with 74 points aboard It Depends for $194. Brandon’s Kirk Thompson won the event with a 78-point ride on May Slip.
Swift Current’s AJ Ostrander tied for third in Team Roping when he and Brice Shoat (Pangman) finished in 7.5 seconds for $1,188. Mossbank’s Robert and Martin Geis won the event in 6.2 seconds. The Val Marie duo of Ryan and Wyatt Hayes placed sixth in 11.3 seconds for $360 as well.
The CCA will return to the Southwest this weekend for the Reno Rodeo in Consul and the Herbert Stampede.