Bertram tops Bareback at Wood Mountain Stampede
Southwest competitors were in fine form close to home at the Wood Mountain Stampede during a Canadian Cowboys’ Association rodeo.
Among the highlights was Piapot’s Brady Bertram, when he won Bareback with a 74-point ride on Hot Bananas to pocket $438. Consul’s Monty Koopman and Tompkins’Jason Hofer followed right behind him as the Southwest swept the top three spots in Bareback.
Mankota’s Shawn Williamson added another event win when he topped Tie Down Roping in 8.8 seconds to claim $1,018.
Maple Creek’s Hallie Anderson won Junior Girls Barrel Racing in Wood Mountain when she finished in 17.94 seconds for $334.
The CCA also made a stop in Gilbert Plains, Manitoba that same weekend where Southwest cowboys and cowgirls had good results in the timed events.
Southwest cowboys were on four of the top-five entries in Team Roping in Gilbert Plains, including Hazenmore’s Ben Switzer, who teamed up with Jim-Bob Gommersall to win the event in 5.8 seconds.
Val Marie’s Riley Hayes posted a blistering time of 3.7 seconds to win Wrestling for $480.
The Southwest also accounted for four of the fastest six times in Tie Down Roping, led by Swift Current’s Blaine Switzer, who was second in 10.6 seconds.
The CCA calendar remains busy this weekend with three rodeos on the prairies, including the Lakeshore Stampede in Elbow, as well as Manitoba stops in Austin and Swan River.
Wood Mountain Stampede July 11-13 Saddle Bronc 2. Casey Bertram, Piapot, 76 pts. (Bootlegger), $570. 3. Ross Kreutzer, Maple Creek, 75 pts. (Double Vision), $451. 6. Mike Gordon, Maple Creek, 71 pts. (Chicken Hawk), $118. Bareback 1. Brady Bertram, Maple Creek, 74 pts. (Hot Bananas), $438. 2. Monty Koopman, Consul, 73 pts. (Painted Pony), $362. 3. Jason Hofer, Tompkins, 70 pts. (Bozco Miss Angel), $287. Tie Down Roping 1. Shawn Williamson, Mankota, 8.8 sec., $1,018. 7. Andrew Furseth, Swift Current, 10.3 sec., $221. 8. Blaine Switzer, Swift Cur-
Steer rent, 10.4 sec., $88. Steer Wrestling 4. Riley Hayes, Val Marie, 4.6 sec., $408. Ladies Barrel Racing 4. Colby Gilbert, Maple Creek, 18.03 sec., $740. 5. Carley Bertram, Maple Creek, 18.05 sec., $582. 8. Janet-Lynn Moen, Stewart Valley, 18.19 sec., $105. Team Roping 2. Scott McLeod and Tuftin McLeod, Waldeck, 6.3 sec., $2,160. 3. Andrew Furseth and Blaine Switzer, Swift Current, 6.4 sec., $1,836. 7. Jim-Bob Gomersall, Moose Jaw, and Ben Switzer, Hazen- more, 11.1 sec., $540. Junior Girls Barrel Racing 1. Hallie Anderson, Maple Creek, 17.94 sec., $334. Breakaway Roping 3. Kassidy Williamson, Mankota, 4.9 sec., $241. Gilbert Plains Rodeo July 1213 Tie Down Roping 2. Blaine Switzer, Swift Current, 10.6 sec., $397. 3. Tuftin McLeod, Waldeck, 11.1 sec., $314. 5. Shawn Williamson, Mankota, 13.9 sec., $149. 6. Wyatt Hayes, Val Marie, 14.2., $82. Steer Wrestling 1. Riley Hayes, Val Marie, 3.7 sec., $480. Ladies Barrel Racing 3. April Williamson, Mankota, 15.38 sec., $468. Team Roping 1. Jim-Bob Gomersall, Moose Jaw, and Ben Switzer, Hazenmore, 5.8 sec., $1,023. 2. Scott McLeod and Tuftin McLeod, Swift Current, 6.7 sec., $846. 4. Brice Shoat, Pangman, and AJ Ostrander, Swift Current, 9.0 sec., $493. 5. Riley Hayes, Val Marie, and Tyler Paicu, Avonlea, 10.2 sec., $317. Junior Girls Barrel Racing 3. Mardi Yarshenko, Maple Creek, 15.85 sec., $117.