Breakaway Roping (Thom Barker photo)

Results and photos from the 72nd Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo

Results and photos from the 72nd Annual Kispiox Valley Rodeo

Editor’s note: The results have been corrected from an earlier version of this story.

The Kispiox Valley Rodeo has the largest purse in the British Columbia Rodeo Association and by far, the most roughstock entries, just over 50. There were contestants from the U.S.A., Alberta, B.C. and the Yukon competing. Celebrity cowboy, Dustin Flundra, former winner of the Calgary Stampede’s $100,000 Saddle Bronc champion, Canadian champion and NFR finalist was the winner of the Saddle Bronc on the weekend. Mike Beers, National Finals qualifier more than 20 times in the team roping and many times world champion won the calf roping. Logan Hodson of Telkwa, who recently conducted a Saddle Bronc and Bareback school in the Kispiox Valley, a Canadian Rodeo Finals qualifier many times and a Canadian Rodeo Celebrity won the Bare Back and was second in the Saddle Bronc.

The ‘Voice of Rodeo’ three time World Champion Auctioneer, Keith Dinwoodie announced the weekend rodeo. The stock was supplied by B.C.’s top professionals, C+ Rodeo Company from Williams Lake.

Due to Logan Hodson and the Smithers and Kispiox Valley Rodeo Clubs sponsoring the rodeo school, there was a large increase of entries from local riders. Keifer Larson of the Kispiox Valley won the most promising student. Other students who did well were Markus Coles-Garcia, Spencer Lewis, Andrew Nelson, Cameron Nickel, Nicolas Flinton, Joseph Giles and Glen Paulin. Some students came from as far away as Chilliwack, Sparwood, Alberta, Williams Lake and Saskatchewan.


Best Dressed Cowgirl: Annika Van Tunen, Glen Vowell

Sportsmanship Junior: Derrick Passey, Prince George

Sportsmanship Cowgirl: Candice Beire, Quesnel

Sportsmanship Cowboy: Jim Gerhardi, 150 Mile House

All Around Cowboy: Logan Hodson, Hudson Hope

All Around Cowgirl: Allison Everett, 150 Mile House

All Around Junior: Riley Beier, Quesnel

Bare Back: Logan Hodson, Hudson Hope

Bull Riding: Quentin Taylor, Parkland, Alta

Saddle Bronc: Dustin Flundra, Pincher Creek, Alta

Tie Down Roping: Mark Beeres, Kamloops

Steer Wrestling: Willie Twan: 150 Mile House

Break Away Roping: Denise Swampy, Williams Lake

Ladies Barrel Race: Judy Hyde, Prince George

Team Roping: Chad and Cody Bratton, 150 Mile House

Junior Barrels: Hannah Cady, Kamloops

Junior Steer Riding: Wyatt Smith, Quilchana

Junior Breakaway Roping: Riley Beier, Vanderhoof

Pee Wee Barrels: Clair Mickkelson, Pritchard

Ride and Lead: Cailey Stronks, Telkwa

Musical Chairs: Sara McPhail, Kispiox Valley

Cowhide Race: Lareina Ketlo and Brittainy Lowks, Vanderhoof

Rescue Race: Cassie & Landon Vipond

Novice Rough Stock: No Qualified Rides

Wild Cow Milking: Brittainy Medhurst, Cody Brett, Colton Wardrop, Houston

Wild Horse Race: Alan Puhallo, Justin Zimmerlee, Jordan Botter, Williams Lake

Tough Enough to Wear Pink Auction of a handmade quilt by Jude Hobensheild was won by Scott Beertema of Hazelton for $1,100

The auction to sell the right to name a bucking horse was won by Lindsay Eberts of Whistler, B.C. for $1,400.

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Breakaway Roping (Thom Barker photo)

Breakaway Roping (Thom Barker photo)

Novice Roughstock (Thom Barker photo)

Novice Roughstock (Thom Barker photo)

Saddlebronc (Thom Barker photo)

Saddlebronc (Thom Barker photo)

Bareback (Thom Barker photo)

Novice Roughstock (Thom Barker photo)

Camping (Thom Barker photo)

Beer Garden (Thom Barker photo)

In the chutes (Thom Barker photo)

In the chutes (Thom Barker photo)

Ready to buck (Thom Barker photo)

In the chutes (Thom Barker photo)

Bring in the clowns (Thom Barker photo)

Bring in the clowns (Thom Barker photo)

Grandstand (Thom Barker photo)

Going to the dogs (Thom Barker photo)

Going to the dogs (Thom Barker photo)

Break time (Thom Barker photo)

Break time (Thom Barker photo)

Musical chairs

Crowning the Queen (Angelle Sterritt) (Thom Barker photo)

Steer wrestling (Thom Barker photo)

Steer wrestling (Thom Barker photo) Steer wrestling (Thom Barker photo)

Tie Down Roping (Thom Barker photo)

Tie Down Roping (Thom Barker photo)

Steer wrestling (Thom Barker photo)

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