Briley Scott from Sundre posted a 70 point ride in Ponoka on Sept. 7.

Locals do well at 30th Annual High School Rodeo

Excitement was high and the skies were clear on the first day of the Battle River High School Rodeo Association’s (BRHSRA’s) 30th Annual High School Rodeo, held at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sept. 7 and 8.

Member results were as follows:

Jax Meston – Day 1, Saddle Bronc second.

Kyle Wanchuk – Day 1, Tie Down Roping, split third/fourth. Day 2, Tie Down Roping eighth.

Couy McBride – Day 1, Team Roping fifth, Tie Down Roping, first. Day 2, Team Roping second, Tie Down Roping fifth.

McBride was the Tie Down Roping Average Winner and the Battle River High School Rodeo Overall High Point Boy.

Ashley Gunsch – Day 1, Goat Tying Split fourth/fifth/sixth, Breakaway sixth. Day 2, Poles second.

Macy Auclair – Day 1, Barrels second, Breakaway second. Day 2, Breakaway third.

Tory Towers – Day 1, Goat Tying third.

Justine Elliott – Day 1, Working Cow Horse first, Girls Cutting second, Poles ninth. Day 2, Goats ninth.

Locals Tegan Poitras and Laura Wilson of Ponoka competed, though they’re not BRHSRA members.

Poitras – Day 1, Barrels seventh. Day 2, Goats seventh.

Wilson – Day 2, Barrels third.

For overall results and times, see

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Mercedes Jamieson from Red Deer County.

Laura Wilson from Ponoka ran all three barrels in 19.360 seconds.

Justine Elliott of Lacombe had a time of 19.501.

Macy Auclair of Ponoka finished with a time of 18.412.

Tegan Poitras of Ponoka had a time of 18.691.

Justin Weaver of Alix ties his calf in 20.5 seconds.

Kyle Wanchuk.

Kyle Wanchuk of Sherwood Park ties his calf in 11.7 seconds.

Couy McBride of Ponoka ties his calf in 10.9 seconds.

Couy McBride.

Just Posted

Online fishing program available for free

Albertans can educate themselves about the sport

TC Energy enlists Alberta to help finish US$8-billion Keystone XL project

Alberta government has agreed toinvest about US$1.1 billion (C$1.5 billion) as equity in the project

Canada Post reminds people to keep a safe distance

Encounters with dogs have increased as more people stay at home

Ponoka County nets nearly $2.1 million surplus in 2019

Surplus moved to reserves, then just as quickly used to balance 2020 budget

First Nations, remote communities need special attention in pandemic, Freeland says

Health-care workers, seniors, Indigenous Peoples some of people most at risk, health officials say

UPDATED: How the coronavirus is impacting the Ponoka area

Precautions, advisories, and cancelled community events

A message from Ponoka County

County updates to be aware of

Alberta Health Services provides COVID-19 prevention tips

Ways to keep you and your family safe

UPDATE: Anti-tax group calls for MPs, senators to donate scheduled pay raises to charity

Bill C-30, adopted 15 years ago, mandates the salary and allowance increases each calendar year

Sylvan Lake photographer captures family life from the front steps

Deb McNeil is taking porch portraits to share the uniqueness of families during COVID-19

Most Read