Super 6 weekend goes without a hitch

Huge weekend see big payouts, lots of entries

The return of big events to Ponoka took place over the weekend, as the Calnash Ag Event Centre hosted the Super 6 Team Roping event.

The three-day competition kicked off Aug. 21 with the All Girl Challenge that saw a total of 202 teams participate.

In the end, a local pairing of Taylor Flewelling and Cassie Robinson trotted off with $1,135 each and the championship, putting up a spectacular time of 38.67 seconds on four head.

Saturday was the big draw of the event, the $10,000 Super 6 championship, which drew 475 teams. Due to limitations, the rotations were split into 100 teams for the first three rounds.

Only the top 30 teams made the short-go with the pairing of Ryan Brown and Shayne Smith coming out on top to take home $5,000 each and a silver buckle.

One more roping event — the #13 — went on Sunday and it was another local-based pairing of Kash Bonnett and Denim Fletcher beating 45 other teams to win more than $2,600 each.

There will be more team roping action next month as the Team Roping Canada (TRC) finals, slated to run at the Calnash Sept. 17 to 21.

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The pairing of Jade Shaw and Levi Schmidt team up on this run in the Super 6 event Aug. 22. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

Owen Syverson and Rylan Borst get one rope on this steer, but ended up penalized five seconds on this run after only heeling one leg. Photo by Jordie Dwyer

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