Clinton May Ball Rodeo goes down to the wire

Cache Creek and Clinton competitors take home cash prizes

Carey Isnardy

Several Cache Creek competitors and a Clinton roper took home prize money at the British Columbia Rodeo Association-sanctioned Clinton May Ball Rodeo on May 28-29.

Rain loomed over head but it didn’t hamper the enthusiasm of the cowboys, cowgirls and the audience. Many of the competitions had mere seconds splitting the difference in the cash rewards.

Rike Wieth from Cache Creek grabbed first place in Breakaway Roping in 2.8 seconds and received a payout of $667.08. Allison Everett from 150 Mile House took second, Richard Glassford from Quesnel settled for third and Laura Jones from Cache Creek came in fourth place in 4.4 seconds and received a payout of $196.20.

For Junior Steer Riding, Tyler Antoine from Clinton rode to first place with a score of 69 and received a payout of $278.46. Cole McKay from Lytton was second, Kevin Wallace from Mount Currie took third and Spencer Lewis from Vanderhoof came in fourth.

In Ladies Barrel Racing, the top four riders final results were extremely close.

Carmen Pazzobon from Savona took first in 17.223 seconds, while Sarah Gerard from Savona was second. Laura James from Cache Creek raced to third place in 17.571 seconds and received a payout of $617.76.

For Peewee Barrel Racing, Taylor James from Cache Creek took first place in 17.522 seconds and received a payout of $159.80.

It was a tight competition in the Team Roping. Cole and Jace Lambert from Aldergrove took first place in 5.6 seconds. Tosh Cahill and Dustin Shields from Savona grabbed second place, while Logan Wharry and Carey Isnardy from Cache Creek picked up third place in 6.7 seconds and received a payout of $686.88 each.