It was a busy weekend in the region with two B.C. Rodeo Association events taking place. The Redstone Rodeo and the Prince George Rodeo ran Aug. 15-16.
Several Williams Lake and area athletes were dominant at Redstone, including Chris Meshue, who hung on for a 69-point ride on Animal Eyes to finish second in bull riding.
In tie-down roping, Williams Lake cowboys took two of the top three spots, with Williams Lake’s Brad Thomas finishing in 11.3 seconds to take second place, and Alkali Lake’s Willee Twan claiming third place in 13.9 seconds. Breakaway roper Terris Billyboy of Williams Lake was in fine form, posting a 3.9-second time for second place, while Cliff Schuk of Tatla Lake was third, also in 3.9 seconds.
The lakecity dominated the junior barrel racing event with Callie Hume rounding the barrels in 16.749 seconds for first, and Brianna Billy riding in 17.054 seconds for second. In peewee barrel racing it was Kaitlyn Lulua of Williams Lake finishing in 17.706 seconds for second place.
150 Mile House cowboy Blaine Manuel was the top junior steer rider with a 79-point ride for first.
In Prince George Denise Swampy of Williams Lake claimed a second-place result in breakaway roping in 2.6 seconds. Brianna, who attended both rodeos, was first in junior breakaway roping in a speedy 2.9 seconds. Callie, who also traveled to both events, picked up first place in the junior barrel racing in 15.373 seconds.
In bull riding Nik Smith of Williams Lake was third with a 72-point ride on Easy Money.
Up next is the Smithers Fall Fair and Rodeo Aug. 28-29.