Warren shines in Fort St. John rodeo

Young cowboys and cowgirls from the Peace Region strutted their stuff (and their horses) at the Northern B.C. High School Rodeo in Fort St. John over the weekend, where junior and senior contestants competed for top spots in the second-to-last rodeo before finals.

Babcock Arena was packed with families and fans who watched the rodeo action and enjoyed some great food April 27 and 28.

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In the Junior rodeo, Montney's Chance Bolin dominated, placing first in four events over the weekend in chute dogging and boys goat tying. Chetwynd's Kelsey Drinkall also had a good showing in Fort St. John, winning girls breakaway twice and ribbon roping with Bolin.

Senior Krystie Vipond from Dawson Creek topped the girls overall, winning three events in girls goat tying, poles and cutting.

But it was Hudson's Hope's Ricky Warren who really shone at Babcock Arena, placing first in five events -saddle bronc, steer wrestling (twice), cutting and tie-down roping.

Warren is in his final year in high school rodeo, and last year he placed in the top three in all five events he entered in the Canadian High School Finals.

"Watching him is phenomenal," said the BCHSRA's northern executive director Lynn Peck last November.

"He knows what he has to do, gets it done and he's a true all-around competitor."

The last Northern high school rodeo will be in William's Lake May 4 and 5, followed by the Junior Division Finals in Hudson's Hope May 17-18. The BCHSRA Finals will be June 7-9 in Quesnel and the Canadian High School Finals will be in Nanton, Alberta this year from July 25-27.

Below are more results from the Fort St. John rodeo April 27 and 28:

JuniorResults SaturdayBarrelsTommie Sue Little 1st

Megan Smith2nd

Hanna Pederson 3rd

Kelsey Drinkall 4th

Lannae Boyd 5th

Girls Goat TyingFallyn Mills1stJenna Hiebert2nd

Tommy Sue Little 3rd

Hanna Pederson 4th

Lannae Boyd 5th

Boys Goat Tying

Chance Bolin 1st

Dexter Keith2nd

Tyrel Roberts 3rd

Wade Roberts 4thKevin White 5th

PolesTommie Sue Little 1st

Kaylie Girouard 2nd

Jenna Hiebert 3rd

Britney Swaffield 4th

Kelsey Drinkall 5th

Ribbon Roping

Derek Hadlandf and Jenna Hiebert 1st

Chance Bolin and Sierra Jones 2nd

Wade Roberts and Morgan Atkins3rd

Tyrel Roberts and Jenna Drinkall 4thChute Dogging

Chance Bolin 1st

Derek Hadland 2nd

Wade Roberts 3rd

Dexter Keith 4th

Zack Milliken 5th

Boys Breakaway

Dexter Keith 1st

Zack Milliken 2nd

Girls Breakaway

Kelsey Drinkall 1st

Team Roping

Derek Hadland and Sierra Jones1st

Bulls

Zack Milliken 1st

Junior Results SundayBarrelsMegan Smith 1st

Tommie Sue Little 2nd

Kelsey Drinkall 3rd

Lannae Boyd4th

Hanna Pederson 5th

Girls Goat TyingSierra Jones 1st

Kelsey Drinkall 2nd

Fallyn Mills 3rd

Kate White 4th

Britney Swaffield 5th

Poles

Sierra Jones 1st

Tommie Sue Little 2nd

Jenna Hiebert 3rd

Hanna Pederson 4th

Megan Smith 5th

Boys Goat TyingChance Bolin 1st

Derek Hadland 2nd

Tyrel Roberts 3rd

Wade Roberts 4th

Dexter Keith 5th

Girls Breakaway

Kelsey Drinkall 1st

Sierra Jones 2nd

Jenna Drinkall 3rd

Boys Breakaway

Dexter Keith 1st

Wade Roberts 2nd

Ribbon Roping

Kelsey Drinkall and Chance Bolin 1st

Dexter Keith and Tommy Sue Little 2nd

Wade Roberts and Morgan Atkins 3rd

Chute Dogging

Chance Bolin 1st

Derek Hadland 2nd

Dexter Keith 3rd

Kevin White 4th

Tyrel Roberts 5th

Senior Results Saturday

BarrelsAshley Zappone 1st

Nevadand Hinton 2

Jordan Wolsey 3rd

Kielee Olmstead 4th

Krystie Vipond 5th

Girls Goat Tying

Krystie Vipond 1st

Anna Rorison 2ndBrooke Soychuk 3rd

Lauryn Davis4th

Julia Jordanov5th

Breakaway

Rachelle Hancock 1st

Nevada Hinton 2nd

Keaton Collett 3rd

Anissa Little 4th

Poles

Krystie Vipond 1st

Jordan Wolsey2nd

Rachelle Hancock 3rd

Mikayla Doucet 4th

Lauryn Davis 5th

Team Roping

Jess Robinson and Conor Baker 1st

Aleeza Defelice and Chance Burnell 2nd

Saddle Bronc

Ricky Warren 1st

Tie Down Roping

Jess Robinson 1st

Steer Wrestling

Ricky Warren 1st

Senior Results SundayBarrelsRylee Trenholm 1st

Ashley Zappone 2nd

Krystie Vipond3rd

Montana Enns 4th

Rachelle Hancock 5thGirls Goat TyingLauryn Davis 1st

Rikki Hutnyk 2nd

Krystie Vipond 3rd

Keaton Collett 4th

Jordan Wolsey and Anna Rorison 5th

Poles

Rachelle Hancock 1st

Rylee Trenholm 2nd

Keaton Collett 3rd

Lauryn Davis 4th

Anna Rorison 5th

Breakaway

Rachelle Hancock 1st

Keaton Collett 2nd

Nevada Hinton 3rd

Steer Wrestling

Ricky Warren 1st

Jess Robinson 2nd

Braden Rutz 3rd

Tie Down Roping

Ricky Warren 1st

Team Roping

Dustin Spiers and Ricky Warren 1st

Jess Robinson and Conor Baker 2nd

Cutting

Krystie Vipond 1st

Anna Rorison 2nd

Ricky Warren 1st

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