2018 Doig River Rodeo continues 30-year community tradition

The Doig River Rodeo continues to be an important and popular event, and the 2018 edition was no different, as the stands were packed to see more than 100 riders compete August 4 and 5.

The Doig River First Nations has been putting on the rodeo for more than 30 years.

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“Rodeo has brought people together from other First Nations communities and from other countries. Hopefully the future generations will continue the rodeo legacy for many more years,” said Rodeo President Robert Dominic.

From the early 1970s, when community members began competing in rodeo events, to 1998, when John Oker became Doig River Rodeo president and improved the rodeo grounds to the great condition its in today, the community has continued to put great pride and care into making sure the rodeo is a good time for all who attend.

“The rodeo is a happy time for our community instead of a sad one, and we’ve had many sad times over the years. The rodeos are important for all the reserves and are a chance for our local talent to show off their skills, and to compete against people from other reserves and towns,” said organizer Lucy Davis.

This year, the Doig River Rodeo held the ranch saddle bronc event, which proved to be a popular addition, featuring 10 entries each day. Ranch saddle bronc features a working saddle, as opposed to the hybrid one used for traditional saddle bronc riding, resulting in a new and unique challenge.

“It was one of our most popular events and brought lots of cowboys from down South and Alberta to our rodeo,” Davis said.

Results

August 4

RANCH SADDLE BRONC
1 Josh Thiessen 63 points $210.90
2 Fred Jansen 61 $165.30
3 Jeremy Loewen $119.70
4 Cody Bueckert $67.10

BREAKAWAY ROPING
1 Megan Smith 2.7 seconds $537.30
2 Keaton Collett 2.9 $433.30
3 Samuel Smith 7.7 $329.30

BAREBACK
1 Chase McClary 60 points $1,060.00

SADDLEBRONC
1 Justin Harrel 76 points $702.00
2 Chance Bolin 66 points $598.00

TIE DOWN ROPING
1 Ryan Collett 23.3 seconds $405.00
2 Samuel Smith 23.7 $345.00

STEER WRESTLING NO QUALIFIED RUNS

JR BREAKAWAY ROPING
1 Samuel Smith 3 seconds $224.20
2 Madalyn Fraser 7.7 $182.00
3 Ty Jones 7.9 $138.80

JR STEER RIDING
1 Chad Cooper 70 points $660.00

WILD COW MILKING
1 Dustin Rempel $130.00
Fred Jansen $ 130.00
Josh Thiessen $ 130.00

PEEWEE BARREL RACING
1 Rayna King 18.072 seconds $76.00
2 Cali Schippmann 19.400 $57.00
3 Keegan Guard 28.028 $38.00
4 Jace Copeland 65.494 $ 9.00

JR BARREL RACING
1 Madalyn Fraser 17.547 seconds $224.00
2 Brittnay Ollenberger 17.610 $168.00
3 Carly Cardinal 17.673 $112.00
4 Daylyn Callison 17.737 $ 56.00

LADIES BARREL RACING
1 Megan Smith 16.814 seconds $391.00
2 Kaylee Cardinal 16.931 $ 299.00
3 Cassidy Corr 17.158 $ 207.00
4 Chyan Corr 17.210 $ 115.00
5 Nicole Guard 17.299 $ 80.50
6 Kathy Corr 17.415 $ 57.50

JR BULL RIDING
1 Kurt Kipling 65 points $420.00

UNDECORATING
1 Alicia Copeland 38.1 $600.00

TEAM ROPING
1 Kelsey Drinkall/Keaton Collett 8.9 seconds $675.00 each
2 Wyatt Copeland/Billy Copeland 15.2 $575.00 each

BULL RIDING
1 Denton Spiers 82 points $635.80
2 Desmond Lambert 71 $ 498.80
3 Robert Graham 68 $ 361.20
4 Logan Parent 55 $ 223.60

August 5

RANCH SADDLE BRONC
1 Josh Thiessen 66 $ 198.40
2 Fred Jansen 60 $ 160.00
3 Ty Jones 59 $ 121.00

BREAKAWAY ROPING
1 Cassidy Corr 2.2 $ 540.00
2 Samuel Smith 2.5 $ 460.00

BAREBACK
1 Chase McClary 60 $ 1,060.00

SADDLEBRONC NO QUALIFIED RIDES

TIE DOWN ROPING
1 Danny Corr 17.9 $ 405.00
2 Ryan Collett 30.7 $ 345.00

STEER WRESTLING
1 Danny Corr 8.2 $ 650.00

JR BREAKAWAY ROPING
1 Chad Cooper 3.2 $ 214.93
2 Ryan Collett 3.9 $ 173.33
3 Ty Jones 22.7 $ 131.33

JR STEER RIDING
1 Issac Janzen 73 $ 540.00

PEEWEE BARREL RACING
1 Cali Schippmann 18.332 $ 75.00
2 Rayne King 18.572 $ 57.00
3 Keegan Guard 28.764 $ 38.00
4 Jace Copeland 68.731 $ 19.00

JR BARREL RACING
1 Brittnay Ollenberger 17.111 $ 208.00
2 Madalyn Fraser 17.436 $ 159.00
3 Carly Cardinal 17.711 $ 104.00
4 Daylyn Callison 17.853 $ 52.00

LADIES BARREL RACING
1 Megan Smith 16.572 $ 391.00
2 Cassidy Corr 16.875 $ 299.00
3 Chanel Cooper 16.951 $ 207.00
4 Kaylee Cardinal 17.179 $ 115.00
5 Chyan Corr 17.370 $ 80.50
6 Kim Babcock 17.712 $ 57.50

JR BULL RIDING NO QUALIFIED RIDES

UNDECORATING
1 Alicia Copeland 2.5 $ 600.00

TEAM ROPING
1 Wade Roberts/Bruce Roberts 8.9 $ 675.00 each
2 Wade Roberts/Link Copeland 15.2 $ 575.00 each

BULL RIDING
1 Josh Baker 67 $ 896.40
2 Robert Graham 62 $ 763.60

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.
 

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