By Kevin J. Sabo
For the Advance
Castor kicked off summer season with the Castor Rodeo on June 25th.
After not running in 2020 due to the health restrictions surrounding the pandemic, and after working with health officials and finding the restrictions eased, the organizers were able to pull together a cut down 2021 event.
Normally held as a two-day event, the 2021 Castor Rodeo consisted of just one performance, which kicked off at 5:30 p.m. on June 25th.
However, despite its cut-down size, there was still plenty of rodeo action for the audience members to take in.
In total, 13 events ran over the nearly three-and-a-half-hour runtime of the evening, featuring regular rodeo events such as tie-down roping, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, and ladies barrel racing. The ever-popular bull riding finished up the evening.
Winner of the Tie-down roping event was Shawn Miller.
Winner of Steer Wrestling was Dayton Roworth of Czar. Kennedy Traci of Leduc won the Ladies Barrel Racing. The Team-roping event was won by the pair of Paul Bonnett and Jessie Hatala.
Kahl Waislow took top prize in the Junior Steer Riding event.
Jayda Songhurst of Daysland won the Junior Barrels. Madelyn Schauer of Halkirk took the Breakaway-roping event. In the Saddle-bronc Riding, Wyatt Simpson of Consort and Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead tied for first in the event. Finally, for Bull Riding, the only cowboy to score was Beau Brooks.
In the intermission which split the show a fan-favorite event of mutton bustin’ took place, as well as a performance by the Daring Divas Trick Riding team of Tavi Pickles of Castor and Kloe Holte of Hughenden. Off the in-field was a beer garden, a food truck, and a sand pit for kids.