Canadian High School Rodeo Finals start today

The 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals start today in Merritt, and go until Sunday afternoon. There will be a strong contingent of Peace Region cowboys and cowgirls competing for Canadian buckles, including some defending champions. Ben Jackson will be defending his 2018 Canadian Tie Down Roping title, and Jesse Jones, last year's Canadian Junior Saddle Bronc champion, will be trying to win the senior event.

Gracie Chapple of Fort St. John is the 2019 Canadian High School Rodeo Finals rodeo queen. 

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Here are the Peace Region athletes at the finals and their respective events. Check throughout the weekend for results.


Jesse Jones - saddle bronc, team roping, tie down roping, 
Zane Jones - saddle bronc, team roping, steer wrestling, tie down roping
Wade Roberts - steer wrestling, team roping
Tyrel Robert - saddle bronc, team roping, tie down roping
Tyler Bondaroff - team roping, goat tying
Ben Jackson - tie down roping, steer wrestling, team roping
Wyatte Copeland - tie down roping, team roping
Jaytin Jones - steer wrestling, team roping
Tucker Esau - team roping
Kolton Johnson - team roping

Brittany Ollenberger - barrels, team roping
Rylie Bondaroff - breakaway roping, team roping, goat tying
Destiny Ollenberger - team roping
Kalie Clare Atkings - barrels
Aspen Wollen - barrels, pole bending
Rachel Moat - barrels
Daylyn Callison - pole bending


Shelby Corr - barrels, breakaway roping, ribbon roping, goat tying, 
Kerri Moat - barrels, ribbon roping, pole bending
Melanna Jones - barrels
Twiggy Esau - ribbon roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, pole bending
Jessie Pearson - breakaway roping
Rylie Dowling - breakaway roping, goat tying, team roping
Cashlyn Callison - pole bending, team roping

Danny Jones - saddle bronc, ribbon roping, breakaway roping, chute dogging, goat tying
Carson Johnson - ribbon roping, breakaway roping, team roping, chute dogging
Wyatt Bondaroff - breakaway roping, goat tying
Korbin Mills - ribbon roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, chute dogging, team roping
Carson Gunderson - ribbon roping, breakaway roping, goat tying, chute dogging, team roping
Ethan Nelso - goat tying, chute dogging

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