Battle River rodeo results

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Ponoka’s Keely Bonnett comes off his mount and grabs his steer in competition at the Battle River High School Rodeo here last weekend.

Ponoka’s Keely Bonnett comes off his mount and grabs his steer in competition at the Battle River High School Rodeo here last weekend.

The Battle River High School Rodeo Association hosted its 22nd annual rodeo at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds Sept. 9 to 11.

The high school rodeo committee organized the event and Jessa Galloway, committee president, was satisfied with the turnout. She said 147 cowboys and cowgirls entered from central Alberta high schools.

Nick Smith from Ponoka was the boys local high point winner, and Galloway, 17, won the local high point for the girls. Galloway entered five events at the rodeo; she said some went better than others.

Dani Potter, 17, from Stettler won the goat-tying event. Potter said this was the event she wanted to win and was happy to get the buckle. Her goal is to go to college in the United States and strengthen her rodeo skills.

Cassidy Hollingsworth, a Grade 10 student from Rocky Mountain House, won pole bending. She has been around rodeos ever since she was a little cowgirl and keeps her skills sharp by exercising her two horses everyday.

Winners were: bareback, Kody Lamb; saddle bronc, Layton Green; bull riding, Brant Jones; steer wrestling, Nick Smith; tie down roping, Kolten Schmidt; barrel racing, Sydney Daines; pole bending, Cassidy Hollingsworth; goat tying, Dani Potter; breakaway roping, Jayne Lauweryssen; team roping, Grady Branden and Kolton Schmidt.