Devon Slemp of Castor rides in the ladies barrel racing event during the Castor Rodeo held June 25th.
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Devon Slemp of Castor rides in the ladies barrel racing event during the Castor Rodeo held June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Castor Rodeo kicks off summer season in Paintearth County

In total, 13 events ran over the nearly three-and-a-half-hour runtime of the evening

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.

 

Traci Kennedy of Leduc rides to first place with a time of 15.94 seconds during the ladies’ barrel racing.
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Traci Kennedy of Leduc rides to first place with a time of 15.94 seconds during the ladies’ barrel racing. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Youngstown’s Dixon Tattire is taken for a ride by the bull Small Beans. The ride was for naught, with him earning a ‘No Score’ for his ride. 
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Youngstown’s Dixon Tattire is taken for a ride by the bull Small Beans. The ride was for naught, with him earning a ‘No Score’ for his ride. Kevin J. Sabo photo

The winners of the Brett Oram Memorial Award for winning the Team Roping event were Heeler Jesse Hatala (left) and Header Paul Bonnett (middle). Presenting the award is Castor Rodeo Committee Member Travis Spady (right). The award is presented to the champion team roping team, and is sponsored by Kathy, Keith and Dana Oram for the Castor Rodeo.
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The winners of the Brett Oram Memorial Award for winning the Team Roping event were Heeler Jesse Hatala (left) and Header Paul Bonnett (middle). Presenting the award is Castor Rodeo Committee Member Travis Spady (right). The award is presented to the champion team roping team, and is sponsored by Kathy, Keith and Dana Oram for the Castor Rodeo. Contributed photo

A Castor Rodeo tradition, a foot race was held just before the bull-riding with the winner taking $100. The Castor Rodeo was held June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo

A Castor Rodeo tradition, a foot race was held just before the bull-riding with the winner taking $100. The Castor Rodeo was held June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo

That’s a lot of bull! Cowboy Paul Hofer holds on to no avail, earning a ‘no score’ on his ride during the bull riding event of the Castor Rodeo held June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo
That’s a lot of bull! Cowboy Paul Hofer holds on to no avail, earning a ‘no score’ on his ride during the bull riding event of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo

That’s a lot of bull! Cowboy Paul Hofer holds on to no avail, earning a ‘no score’ on his ride during the bull riding event of the Castor Rodeo held June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo That’s a lot of bull! Cowboy Paul Hofer holds on to no avail, earning a ‘no score’ on his ride during the bull riding event of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo

On target! Shawn Miller rides off with a time of 11.9 in the tie-down roping as part of the Castor Rodeo.
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On target! Shawn Miller rides off with a time of 11.9 in the tie-down roping as part of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Rod Warren of Big Valley flies out of the gate during the tie-down roping event of the Castor Rodeo on June 25th, with a time of 12.9 seconds. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Rod Warren of Big Valley flies out of the gate during the tie-down roping event of the Castor Rodeo on June 25th, with a time of 12.9 seconds. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Holden Atkinson of Black Diamond hangs on for a 66 point ride, good for second place in the Junior Sterr-Riding event of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Holden Atkinson of Black Diamond hangs on for a 66 point ride, good for second place in the Junior Sterr-Riding event of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Got him! Ty Herman, of Hilda, Alberta, participates in the calf-roping event of the Castor Rodeo. Unfortunately the calf managed to get loose, and Herman scored a ‘no-time’ for the event. The Castor Rodeo ran June 25th. Kevin J Sabo photo

Got him! Ty Herman, of Hilda, Alberta, participates in the calf-roping event of the Castor Rodeo. Unfortunately the calf managed to get loose, and Herman scored a ‘no-time’ for the event. The Castor Rodeo ran June 25th. Kevin J Sabo photo

Kloe Holte (red) and Tavi Pickles (black) perform their signature trick, the Double Diva, during the intermission at the Castor Rodeo on June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Kloe Holte (red) and Tavi Pickles (black) perform their signature trick, the Double Diva, during the intermission at the Castor Rodeo on June 25th. Kevin J. Sabo photo

Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead scores 66 points on this ride, tying him for first place in the event with Wyatt Simpson. Kevin J. Sabo

Kagen Schmidt of Barrhead scores 66 points on this ride, tying him for first place in the event with Wyatt Simpson. Kevin J. Sabo

Kale Hughson rides for a score of 65.5 during the Saddle-bronc event of the Castor Rodeo.
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Kale Hughson rides for a score of 65.5 during the Saddle-bronc event of the Castor Rodeo. Kevin J. Sabo photo