Rodeo a highlight of 94th annual BV Exhibition

Cowboys from all over B.C., Alberta and the U.S.A. came out to Smithers this past weekend in a tune-up for the BCRA final in Quesnel

Cowboys from all over B.C., Alberta and the U.S.A. came out to the Smithers rodeo this past weekend in a tune-up for the BCRA final in Quesnel on the second weekend in September.

To the delight of the hundreds of rodeo fans in attendance on both Friday and Saturday night, the cowboys competed in eight different events: bareback, saddle bronc, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, barrel racing, team roping and bull riding.

All around super-cowboy Steve ‘the ironman’ Hohmann managed three podium finishes out of the four roughneck events he competed in, though he fell short of a top three finish in the bull riding.

The saddle bronc, which is the horse equivalent to bull riding, was the most tightly contested event of the weekend. Favorite Hohmann was upset by Kaila Mussell, who finished in both second and third place. The two now sit first and second in the BCRA standings, heading into the finals.

Prince George’s Jared Marshall continued his strong summer performance in the bareback, edging out Hohmann for first place overall.

In everyone’s favorite event, the bull riding, Colton Manuel  and Ryan Jasper duelled all weekend long. In the end, Manuel narrowly edged out Jasper to take home the $450 first place prize.

But, as a consolation, Jasper did win the bull-a-rama event on Thursday night.

Smithers Rodeo Final Results:


1) Jared Marshall, Prince George, $525.98

2) Steve Hohmann, Quesnel, $402.22

3) Christoph Muigg, Hazelton, $278.46

Saddle bronc:

1)Kaila Mussell, Chiliwack, $525.98

2) Kaila Mussell, Chiliwack, $278.46

3) Steve Hohmann, Quesnel, $221.13

Tie-down roping:

1) Virgil Poffenroth, Riske Creek, $1064.76

Steer Wrestling:

1) Cole Scott, Kamloops $417.69

2) Jackson Scott, Kamloops, $319.41

3) Steve Hohmann, Quesnel, $221.13

Breakaway roping:

1) Troy Gerard, Savona, $566.20

2) Kyle Bell, Houston, $432.98

3) Denise Swampy, Williams Lake, $299.75

Jr. steer riding:

1) Kyle Bell, Houston, $198.02

2) Dustin Spiers, Quesnel, $151.42

3) Clay Waterhouse, Quesnel, $104.83

Ladies barrels:

1) Sarah Gerard, Savona, $621.89

2) Ginelle Talarico, Cache Creek, $475.56

3) Kristen Bell, Houston,  $329.24

Jr. barrels:

1) Taylor Cherry, Quesnel, $198.02

2) Brett Wills, Kamloops, $151.42

3) Lane Wills, Kamloops, $104.83

Team roping:

1) Aron Palmer, Knutsford and Myles King, 150 Mile House  $605.65 each

2) Ralph Myers, Williams Lake and Duston Spiers, Quesnel, $80.34 each

3) Delmar Seimans, Vanderhoof and Josh Seimans, Vanderhoof, $334.15 each

Bull riding:

1) Colton Manual, 150 Mile House $590.95

2) Ryan Jasper, Riske Creek, $451.90

Bull-a-rama: Thursday night –  Ryan Jasper, Riske Creek

Non BCRA events:

Wild Cow Milking Friday – Ravin’ Loonies Team

Wild Cow Milking Sat. Night – Get Ur Done Milkers.


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