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DAY 2: Central Alberta athletes fare well on second day of Ponoka Stampede

Ponoka Stampede Day 2, June 28

Ponoka and central Alberta athletes had a good showing on Day 2 of the Ponoka Stampede Tuesday, June 28.

In tie down roping, Kash Bonnett of Ponoka is fourth on the leader board and Beau Cooper of Stettler is second. Cooper also competed in the team roping and had a time of 7.1 with partner Shane Hanchey from Sulphur.

In the team roping, Ryan Motes and Levi Simpson from Ponoka finished in 5.6 seconds. It was announced over the loudspeaker that Simpson is the proud father of a new baby girl named Emma after spending the night at the Ponoka Hospital. It seems the lack of sleep didn’t slow him down.

Unfortunately, Walter Galloway from Ponoka and Rhett Haveroen from Edgerton, Alta., had a no time.

In the barrel racing, Taylor-Jane Gardner from Ponoka had a time of 17.97.

Ponoka’s Shayna Weir would have had a time of 17.63, but unfortunately knocked down a barrel.

Tana Millard from Eckville had a time of 17.7, which was good enough to put her in fourth place on the leader board. Above her in third is Stacey Ruzicka frim Bluffton, who was fractions of a second faster with a time of 17.640.

Layton Green of Meeting Creek, Alta., is first in saddle bronc, with an 88-point performance.

In the bull riding, Coy Robbins of Camrose was the first to have a qualified ride in this year’s Ponoka Stampede, posting a 84.25 ride. Coming in to the Stampede, Robbins was third in the Canadian standings.

He is now third on the leader board.

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Emily Jaycox

About the Author: Emily Jaycox

I'm a reporter for Ponoka News and have lived in Ponoka since 2015.
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