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Rodeo rocks Threshermen's

By Kevin Hirschfield, The Graphic

Saskatchewan riders took charge during the rodeo portion of the Manitoba Threshermen's Reunion and Stampede in Austin last weekend.

Twelve of the 14 category winners hailed from Manitoba's Western neighbour July 24-27. Here are the top three finishers in each category:

In the saddle bronc competition, Ross Kreutzer of Maple Creek, Sask., finished in first place, followed by Brandon's Kirk Thompson and Casey Bertram of Piapot, Sask.

The bareback riding winner was Monty Koopman from Consul, Sask., with Linden Woods of Swift Current, Sask., finishing runner-up and Jordynn Swanson of Brandon ending up third.

In the bull-riding competition, Brandon's Landon Lockhart took the title, finishing ahead of Maple Creek, Sask., native Quinton Bock.

The tie-down roping title went to Rapid City's Justin Bridgeman, followed by Souris' Kevin Dunham and Virden's Lonnie Brown.

In steer wrestling, David Sandilands of Esterhazy, Sask, finished first, ahead of Scott Sigfusson of Davidson, Sask., and Solsgirth's Devon Porter.

Wood Mountain, Sask, product Nicole Pana won the ladies' barrel racing title, defeating Manitoba's Ann Collen and Jodi Doenz of Milk River, Alta.

The team roping title went to Clay Brownlee and Tyler Paicu from Saskatchewan, with Shane and Lonnie Brown of Virden finishing second and Tee and Tyce Mcleod of Waldeck, Sask., in third.

In the junior and novice categories, Brady Resch of Maple Creek won the junior steer riding competition over Arlan Lumgair of Meadow Lake, Sask., and Chanse Switzer of Hazenmore, Sask.

Maple Creek's Hallie Anderson won the junior girls barrel racing over Rylee Wilson and Jayden Wilson from Gleichen, Alta.

Patirck Gravelle of Bengough, Sask., won the novice bareback title, Chase Bourque of Pelly, Sask. won the novice saddle bronc and Reed Duncan of Mortlach, Sask., was the novice bull riding winner.


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