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.