Logan Bonnett takes first at college rodeo finals

Ponoka’s Logan Bonnett celebrated a strong performance recently at the Canadian College Rodeo Finals (CCFR).

Logan Bonnett (right) earned the team roping championship recently at the Canadian College Finals Rodeo at Northland Park in Edmonton. This photo shows Bonnett roping at the Ponoka Stampede in 2013 with brother Keely not in the photo.

Logan Bonnett (right) earned the team roping championship recently at the Canadian College Finals Rodeo at Northland Park in Edmonton. This photo shows Bonnett roping at the Ponoka Stampede in 2013 with brother Keely not in the photo.

Ponoka’s Logan Bonnett celebrated a strong performance recently at the Canadian College Rodeo Finals (CCFR).

The event was held at Edmonton’s Northlands Park March 17 to 19 with Bonnett competing in several events including team roping. He and heeler partner Colby Bowers earned first place.

“We were pretty confident going in, especially after the first round,” said Bonnett.

The pair nabbed their steer in 6.2 seconds landing the top spot of the day. The next day the pair placed third with a 10.7 seconds catch and solidified the win with 5.3 seconds catch on the third day.

“The first round I felt we drew one of the better steers,” said Bonnett.

This wasn’t Bonnett’s first performance at the CCFR having done relatively well the year before: first place in team roping, tie-down roping and the high point. He also jumped the gun a little by competing at the 2014 Canadian Finals Rodeo before he earned a spot at the CCFR.

This year’s CCFR Bonnett also competed in tie down roping and steer wrestling but earned the top spot in team roping. This was his last year in the college rodeo circuit. “I was pretty happy to get off on a good note.”

Getting to a high level of competition came partly through competing in rodeos in the United States. That and entering as many jackpots as possible. “I love to jackpot. I’m not afraid to enter.”

Bonnett suggests going into different rodeo circuits helps a cowboy hone his or her skills. He also praised organizers of the CCFR saying it keeps getting better. His goal is to push with extra effort in team roping this year with his brother Keeley Bonnett. They both want to make it to the CFR.