Canadian High School Rodeo Finals: Ben Jackson wins all around, Wyatte Copeland wins boys cutting

Fort St. John's Wyatte Copeland is the Peace Region's lone senior Canadian High School Champion after he won the boys cutting event at the 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals in Merritt, July 26 to 28. Copeland also won the boys cutting short go for an extra cash prize, and was named the Canadian reserve all around champion.

While Ben Jackson wasn't the Canadian champion in every single event, he had a great weekend and won the senior boys all around title. Jackson was unable to defend his 2018 Canadian tie down roping title, settling for second in 2019. However, he did win both the tie down and steer wrestling short go rounds.

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Dawson Creek's Twiggy Esau was the only junior rider from the Peace Region to win a Canadian title, becoming the Canadian junior pole bending champion. She also won the first go round of the girl's goat tying event as well. 

Gracie Chapple of Fort St. John was the Canadian rodeo queen for the weekend.

Here are the Peace Region competitors who finished in the top 10 for both the Canadian championship standings and the short gos.

Senior High

Boys Cutting
1. Wyatte Copeland

Short Go
1. Wyatte Copeland
3. Ben Jackson 

Tie Down Roping
1. Ben Jackson
7. Kolton Johnson
8. Wyatte Copeland
10. Jesse Jones

Short Go
1. Ben Jackson
7. Kolton Johnson
8. Wyatt Copeland
10. Jesse Jones

Girls Cutting
7. Tyler Bondaroff

Short Go
7. Tyler Bondaroff

Team Roping
4. Ben Jackson/ Kolton Johnson

Short Go
9. Ben Jackson/ Kolton Johnson

Saddle Bronc
5. Zane Jones
6. Jesse Jones
9. Tyrel Roberts

Short Go
4. Zane Jones
6. Jesse Jones

Pole Bending
4. Aspen Wollen
7. Daylyn Callison

Short Go
4. Aspen Wollen

Barrel Racing
2. Aspen Wollen
6. Kali Clare Atkings 

Short Go
2. Aspen Wollen
8. Kali Clare Atkings

Breakaway Roping
5. Tyler Bondaroff

Short Go
6. Tyler Bondaroff

Goat Tying
5. Rylie Bondaroff

Short Go
5. Rylie Bondaroff

Steer Wrestling
3. Zane Jones
4. Ben Jackson
5. Wade Roberts
6. Jaytin Jones

Short Go
1. Ben Jackson
2. Zane Jones
3. Wade Roberts
4. Jaytin Jones

Working Cow Horse
2. Rachel Moat
3. Rylie Bondaroff
6. Wyatte Copeland

Junior High

Pole Bending
1. Twiggy Esau
4. Kerri Moat
8. Cashlyn Callison

Short Go
2. Twiggy Esau
5. Kerri Moath
8. Cashlyn Callison

Chute Dogging
2. Korbin Mills
6. Carson Gunderson

Short Go
5. Korbin Mills
7. Carson Gunderson

Team Roping
5. Rylie Dowling/ Carson Gunderson

Short Go
5. Rylie Dowling/ Carson Gunderson

Barrel Racing
7. Kerri Moat

Short Go
8. Kerri Moath

Breakaway Roping
5. Carson Gunderson

Short Go
5. Carson Gunderson

Ribbon Roping
7. Korbin Mills/ Fallon Jones

Short Go
7. Korbin Mills/ Fallon Jones

Girl's Goat Tying
3. Shelby Corr
6. Rylie Dowling
6. Twiggy Esau

Short Go
2. Shelby Corr
8. Rylie Dowling
9. Twiggy Esau

Boy's Goat Tying
3. Wyatt Bondaroff
4. Korbin Mills
5. Ethan Nelson
6. Carson Johnson

Short Go
3. Wyatt Bondaroff
4. Korbin Mills
5. Ethan Nelson
6. Carson Johnson

Saddle Bronc
Short Go
2. Danny Jones

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

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