It may have only been his first time at the Canadian College Finals Rodeo (CCFR) but Ponoka’s Logan Bonnett still managed to out ride and out wrestle most of his competition, winning several accolades.
Bonnett competed at the Canadian Finals Rodeo late last year and had high hopes for himself going into this year’s college finals, which took place in Edmonton March 26 to 28.
Qualifying in team roping (heading), tie down roping and steer wrestling; Bonnett won the team roping championship along with his partner Leonard Johnson, the tie down roping championship, the finals fast time in team roping, finals fast time in tie down roping, finals men’s high money winner and the Canadian Intercollegiate Men’s High Point championship.
“Team roping is my main event so I had high expectations,” said Bonnett.
“I had a really good experience,” he added.
On March 26 he finished first in team roping, third in steer wrestling and fifth or sixth in tie down roping. “I was a bit long in calf roping.”
The second night Bonnett won the team roping and the tie down roping. In his final performance he won tie down and placed second in team roping.
“It was really good. It was a bigger finals than I expected. The competition was really good,” said Bonnett.
Going into the competition Bonnett was the high point boy.
Bonnett graduated from Ponoka Secondary Campus last spring and now attends Olds College. He also competes on the Olds College Broncos Rodeo Team.