Kreutzer tops Saddle Bronc in Central Butte
Another Canadian Cowboys’ Association rodeo close to home proved to be a welcome stop for Southwest competitors.
13 cowboys and cowgirls from the Southwest were able to bring home money from the Central Butte Rodeo on June 20-21, including wins in two events.
Leading the way was Maple Creek’s Ross Kreutzer when he won Saddle Bronc with a 75-point ride on Buttercup for $453. Mike Gordon, also out of Maple Creek, placed third in Saddle Bronc with a 73-point ride on American Legend for $226.
Maple Creek’s Mardi Yarshenko was the other event winner when she topped Junior Girls Barrel Racing in 15.38 seconds for $198. Maple Creek’s Hallie Anderson was fourth in 15.64 seconds for $49.
Mankota’s Shawn Williamson placed second in Tie Down Roping in 9.4 seconds to collect $401. Waldeck’s Tyce McLeod placed fourth in 10.6 seconds for $234. Yorkton’s Matt Switzer, formerly of Swift Current, won the event in 9.0 seconds.
Val Marie’s Riley Hayes added a second-place finish in Steer Wrestling in 6.4 seconds for $421. Red Deer County’s Landon Beardsworth won the event in only 4.5 seconds.
Mankota’s April Williamson added another second-place finish for her family when she finished in 14.64 seconds in Ladies Barrel Racing for $686 behind only Vanscoy’s Renie Schnitzler in 14.53 seconds. Stewart Valley’s Janet-Lynn Moen was sixth in 15.08 seconds for $143.
Three Southwest combos placed top-five in Team Roping. Waldeck’s Scott and Tuftin McLeod were second in 6.8 seconds for $1,036. Matt Switzer and Swift Current’s Blaine Switzer were third in 10.8 seconds for $820. Val Marie’s Wyatt Hayes and Mankota’s Shawn Williamson were fifth in 12.7 seconds for $216. Kyle Chappel (Gravelbourg) and Brady Chappel (Moose Jaw) won the event in 6.0 seconds.
Maple Creek’s Brady Resch placed third in Junior Steer Riding with a score of 73 for $117 to round out the money winners.
The CCA is back in Saskatchewan this weekend for rodeos in Moosomin and Keliher. Ross Kreutzer is 10th in the Canadian Cowboys’ Association Saddle Bronc standings this season. The Maple Creek cowboy led Saddle Bronc after day one at the Frontier Days Rodeo with a 75-point ride on Boot Barn.