Southwest well represented at CCA Finals
A total of 31 different Southwest competitors are taking part in the Canadian Cowboys Association Final in Swift Current this week.
The hometown crowd at the Innovation Credit Union iplex will have plenty to cheer for with at least one Southwest competitor in all 12 events.
The Southwest communities of Piapot, Swift Current, Maple Creek, Consul, Hazenmore, Lancer, Mankota, Lucky Lake, Waldeck, Val Marie, Eastend, and Shaunavon will all be represented at the Finals Rodeo. Maple Creek leads the way with nine competitors headed for Swift Current, including four of six spots in Junior Girls Barrel Racing.
Amongst the top cowboys to watch will be Hazenmore’s Chanse Switzer, who finished fourth in the All-around standings this season. He will compete in both Bull Riding and Team Roping at the Finals.
Waldeck’s Tee Mcleod finished fifth in the Canadian High Point Award standings this season. He will be flying back from college in New Mexico to take part in Steer Wrestling and Team Roping.
Tee will rope with his father, Scott Mcleod, who won the Team Roping Heeler season title and will take part in his 31st consecutive Finals. Tee and Scott are the defending Team Roping Finals champions.
Tyce Mcleod won the Tie Down Roping season title and Tuftin Mcleod topped the Team Roping Header standings, but they will both be roping in the CPRA Finals, making them ineligible for the CCA Finals.
Maple Creek’s Janae Wilson led the Junior Girls Barrel Racing season standings, but will be pushed by Logan Resch, Cassidy Gordon, and Lily Wilson,
Maple Creek’s Blake Link also won the season title in Novice Bareback in 2018.
The CCA Finals will began on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday with the Novice/junior Rodeo at 1 p.m. and the regular performance at 7 p.m.
Saturday will feature performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
2018 FINALS CONTESTANTS SADDLE BRONC
Colt Smith, Aldersyde, AB Casey Bertram, Piapot
Lucas Macza, High River AB Timothy Costello, Swift Current
Lachlan Miller, Lestock
Kole Ashbacher, Arrowwood, AB
Chase Zweifel, Paradise Hill Wyatt Thurston, Big Valley, AB Mike Gordon, Maple Creek Coleman Watt, Hardisty, AB Adam Gilchrist, Maple Creek Brodie Dinwoodie, Brandon, MB
Bailey Plaiser, Oak Lake, MB Brady Bertram, Maple Creek Kyle Johnson, Bemidji, MN Danny Vandenameele, Langenburg
Travis Heeb, Australia
Lane Ferguson, Stirling, AB Monty Koopman, Consul Cassien Haudegand, Cadogan, AB
Calder Peterson, Glentworth, SK
Buck Moen, Elrose
Brett Williams, Stavely, AB Brian Schira, Martensville
Quinten Taylor, Parkland, AB Chanse Switzer, Hazenmore Lonnie Phillips, Elko, BC Tyson Thue, Bengough TJ Loeppky, Central Butte Sean Clark, Coppersands Landon Schmidt, Tofield, AB Hayden Briggs, Maple Creek Jeffrey Hudson, Nanton, AB Ron Hunt, Nanton, AB Cole Hartman, Lancer Chad Hartman, Lancer
TIE DOWN ROPING
Scott Sigfusson, Davidson Bruce Dunham, Indian Head Shawn Williamson, Mankota Kevin Dunham, Souris, MB Justin Bridgeman, Binscarth, MB
Lance Gordon, Crossfield, AB Ory Brown, Kenton, MB
Shane Brown, Virden, AB
Jeff Heggie, Cardston, AB
Matt Switzer, Yorkton
Tyler Getz, Lucky Lake
Cody Rood, Bengough
Scott Sigfusson, Davidson
Jeff Heggie, Cardston, AB Justin Miller, Neepawa, MB Tee Mcleod, Waldeck
Riley Hayes, Val Marie
Kal Klovansky, Qu’appelle TJ Loeppky, Central Butte Devon Porter, Moosomin Travis Munro, Qu’appelle Dusty Caragata, Swift Current Trace Nickolson, Taber, AB Avery Brigden, Oak Lake, MB
Scott Mcleod, Waldeck Jim-bob Gomersall, Moose Jaw Kyle Chappel, Gravelbourg Jeffrey Eberts, Lumsden
Jared Pancoast, Cypress County, AB
Michael Smith, Raymond Tanner Jones, Maple Creek Connor Box, Corning
Brady Chappel, Moose Jaw Shane Brown, Virden, MB Shawn Williamson, Mankota Ben Switzer, Hazenmore
Ty Paton, Carnduff
Tee Mcleod, Waldeck
Kevin Turner, Shamrock Dustin Cromarty, Regina Dalton Kraft, Irvine, AB
Travis Kellett, Picture Butte, AB
Taylor Wudrich, Bow Island, AB
Ian Box, Corning
Lonnie Brown, Virden, MB Wyatt Stuber, Redcliff, AB Blaine Switzer, Swift Current Chanse Switzer, Hazenmore
LADIES BARREL RACING
Jordan Fitzhenry, Coaldale, AB Dana Lovell, Seven Persons Krystal Grad, Gravelbourg Jacey Crossley, Moosomin Jennifer Getz, Balgonie Chloe Crossley, Moosomin Bailee Humphrey, Eastend Calonna Slade, Lestock
Robbi Keller, Rockglen
Haley Glasrud, Shaunavon Rylee Wilson, Gleichen Kassidy Williamson, Mankota
JUNIOR GIRLS BARREL RACING
Janae Wilson, Maple Creek Logan Resch, Maple Creek Kaybree Zunti, Unity
Cassidy Gordon, Maple Creek Lily Wilson, Maple Creek Kayce Liptak, Taber, AB
JUNIOR STEER RIDING
Kegan Kmita, Weyburn Kade Mcdonald, Melville Kobe Kmita, Weyburn Gage Hillis, Lloydminster Beau Gardner, Arrowwood James Perrin, Maple Creek
Blake Link, Maple Creek Cruz Mcnulty, Biggar Casey Bear, Whitewood
NOVICE BULL RIDING
William Barrows, Foremost, AB
Colt Kornfeld, Val Marie Stefan Tonita, Saskatoon.
NOVICE SADDLE BRONC
Chance Sjogren, Big Beaver William Perrin, Maple Creek Kaden Paton, Carnduff.
The City of Swift Current proclaimed the week of October 14 to 20 as Canadian Finals Rodeo Week at a recent Swift Current City Council meeting.