Cowboys and cowgirls from across the province were in Estevan from May 29 to June 1 for the Saskatchewan High School Rodeo Association’s (SHSRA) annual provincial championships.
The competitions were held at the Estevan Exhibition Association grounds, and consisted of senior high school and junior high divisions. Each division had two performances, and a final round for the top 10 competitors in each discipline
Winners in the high school division were: Calonna Slade in barrel racing, Bari Philips and Jaclyn Noll in girls' goat tying, Bailey Briere in pole bending, Fayth Panchuk in girls' break away, Greg Gillis in tie down roping, Tyce Mcleod in steer wrestling, Calder Peterson in bareback riding, JB Moen in saddle bronc and bull riding, Tee and Tyce McLeod in team roping, Cassandra Eaton in cutting, Tyrel Hicks in light rifle and Tyrel Hicks in trap shooting.
The top four finishers go to an international event in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Local competitors Casey and Callie Barbour finished in the top 10 of the girls barrel racing, and got to perform in the final round on the final day of competition. Casey finished eighth and Callie was ninth.
Casey will compete in the Canadian High School Finals Rodeo in Nanton, Alberta, on July 25 to 27.
Winners in the junior high division were: Paige Mizu in girls' break away, pole bending, and girls' goat tying, Shelby Lockie in barrel racing, Ty Skene in tie down roping, Dallyn Panchuk in chute doggin' and boys' break away roping, Colt Kornfeld in boys' goat tying, Jud Colliness in bull riding, Kobe Kmita in two handed steer riding, Riley McClintock and Shana Froshaug in team roping, and Amy Bowditch and Dallyn Panchuk in ribbon roping.
The top four finishers will be competing at an international competition in Des Moines, Iowa.
The rodeo was a great success, according to according to SHSRA national director Howard Floyd.
“It’s a great facility, ground held up very well all weekend for the number of runs we put on it, said Floyd.
On the last day of competition it did rain, but Floyd said they were still able to compete, as the ground held up and it wasn’t too muddy.