By Tiffany Williams
As July comes to an end Ponoka cowboys and cowgirls have been very busy on the Professional Rodeo of Canada stops. The following is a list of results for some local rodeo athletes and how they have been doing.
July 28 to 29 La Crete: Luke Butterfield finished fifth in saddle bronc with a score of 77 points, earning $263. Tie-down roper Dean Edge finished third with a time of 8.3 seconds earning him $839.
July 27 Bruce: Chance Butterfield placed third in steer wrestling with a time of 4.9 seconds winning $829 and Brock Butterfield placed fifth with a time of 5.5, winning $393. Edge finished sixth with a time of 8.6 and winning $192.
July 26 and 27 Drumheller: Barrel racer Casey Crandall placed seventh with a time of 16.86 earning her $184. team roper Brett Buss and his partner Jeffrey Quam had a time of 4.9 putting them in second place and taking home $1,438.
July 24 to 26 Medicine Hat: Luke Butterfield placed 1/2 on Kesler Rodeo Co.’s Shady Cat with a score of 85 winning $2,648.
July 19 and 20 Kennedy, Sk: Saddle bronc rider Luke Butterfield placed first with an 82 point ride on Big Stone Rodeo Co.’s More or Less and took home $865. Chance Butterfield wrestled his steer down in 7.1 seconds earning $592. Trygve Pugh teamed up with Clayton Moore in team roping and they roped in a time of 4.9 seconds winning $296.
July 17 to 20 Manitoba: Luke Butterfield finished ninth in saddle bronc with a score of 74.
July 12 to 13 Harmon Valley Rodeo, Peace River: Luke Butterfield rode Harvey Northcott’s Major Deal to an 81 point first place ride winning him $1,090. Chance Butterfield was 3/4, wrestling his steer down in a time of 4.4 seconds earning $729.
July 11 to 13 Teepee Creek Stampede: Luke Butterfield placed second with an 80 point ride taking home $835. Brock Butterfield was on the top of his game finishing first as he wrestled his steer in a time of 3.7 seconds winning $1,178. Chance Butterfield finished fifth in steer wrestling with a time of 4.5 seconds winning $564.
As the Canadian Finals Rodeo approaches in a few months on Nov. 5 to 9 the cowboys and cowgirls are vying to make it to the top 12 in the standings to qualify for the finals.
As of Aug. 1 here are current standings for the local competitors. In saddle bronc: Luke Butterfield is in 10th place with $10,183 and Justin Meston from Tees is in 12th place with $9,110. In tie-down: Dean Edge is in 10th place with $9,786. In steer wrestling: Trygve Pugh is in 13th place with $8,267, Brock Butterfield is in 14th place with $7,027 and Chance Butterfield is in 31st place with $4,085.