With the end of the final show in Edmonton on Sunday, Nov 10, the 40th edition of the Canadian Finals Rodeo came to a close with Ponoka area cowboys finding some satisfaction with their performances at Canada’s national equestrian sports event.
Aggregate results are as follows:
In bareback, Matt Lait of Cayley, AB was the winner with total seasonal earnings of $74,327 and declared the CFR champion. Jake Vold of Ponoka was third with seasonal earnings of $48,107.
Champion horse was Western Star of Kesler Rodeo.
The steer wrestling aggregate winner and CFR champion was Clayton Moore of Pouce Coupe, B.C with total seasonal earnings of $62,095.
In team roping, the pair of Kolton Schmidt of Barrhead and Tyrel Flewelling of Lacombe were declared the CFR champions.
Rylan Geiger of Bracken, SK was declared CFR Champion in Saddle Bronc category with $68,632 earnings with the champion horse being Eclypse of Vold Rodeo.
In tie-down roping, Timber Moore of Aubrey, Texas was declared champion with seasonal earnings of $50,477.
Ladies’ barrel racing champion of CFR 40th edition was Lisa Lockhart of South Dakota with total seasonal earnings of $88,649.
In bull riding, Chad Besplug of Claresholm, AB was declared CFR Champion with earnings of $55,708 despite Tanner Byrne was the aggregate winner and the champion bull was Pop Evil of Big Stone Rodeo.
All Around Champion was Travis Reay, and High Point Champion was Morgan Grant.
In Novice division Kody Lamb of Sherwood Park was declared champion in the bareback event and Zeke Thurston of Big Valley was champion of the Saddlebronc category.
In boys’ steer riding event Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead AB was named the CFR champion.