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Canadian High and Junior High School Rodeo Finals feature local talent

Updated: Aug 19, 2022 August 19, 2022 @ 5:50pm

Kade Strandquist - Boys Junior All Around Champion Photo Contributed by Rhonda Strandquist

Stettler County is well known for its Rodeo talent, and this year’s young rodeo athletes are working hard to carry on that legacy.

This year’s Canadian High school and Junior High Rodeo finals were held August 4th through 6th in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Stettler County had 9 athletes qualify for Junior High events, and 5 qualify for High School events.

From that number, local youth came home with 1 All-Around Championship, 9 Championships, and 4 Reserve titles out of 28 categories, with others achieving a place in the Canadian Top 5 in their categories.

Not all had the best of luck on the weekend, but having qualified for the top event in Canada in their respective disciplines is a great achievement.

“It was a great feeling to finish my junior high rodeo days with success and accomplish my goal of winning the saddle for Canada.” - Boys Junior High All-Around Champion, Kade Strandquist

Congratulations to all of the contestants!

Junior High Athletes

Kade Strandquist

  • Junior Canadian Champion Tie Down Roper

  • Reserve Champion Team Roping Heeler

  • Reserve Champion Chute Dogger

  • Qualified Boys Goat Tying

  • Boys Canadian All Around Champion

Caleb Fawcett

  • Junior Canadian Champion Ribbon Roping

  • Reserve Champion Header

  • Qualified Boys Goat Tying

Cruz Lilico

  • Junior Canadian Champion Team Roping Header

  • Qualified Boys Breakaway

Riley Baird

  • Junior Canadian Champion Bareback

Roan Heck

  • Junior Canadian Champion Team Roping Heeler

Luke Hronek

  • Junior Canadian Champion Boys Goat Tying

Jessica Boxma

  • Top 5 Girls goat tying

  • Qualified Girls Breakaway

Kayla Hronek

  • Top 5 girls goat tying

Whip Gertner

  • Qualified Team Roping Heeler

Kayl Hankins

  • Qualified Boys Breakaway

High School Athletes

Coy Skocdopole

  • Canadian Champion Tie Down Roping

  • Canadian Champion Steer Wrestling

  • Qualified Team Roping Heeler

Denim Ross

  • Reserve Champion Team Roping Heeler

Colt Van Straten

  • 3rd Tie Down Roping

  • Qualified Team Roping Heeler

Aubrey Ross

  • Qualified Reined Cow Horse

  • Qualified Goat Tying

  • Qualified Barrel Racing

  • Qualified Breakaway Roping

Haylee Weatherley

  • Qualified Cutting

  • Qualified Reined Cow Horse

Colt Van Straten Photo Contributed by Kim Van Straten

Caleb Fawcett Photo Contributed by Karla Fawcett

Riley Baird Photo Contributed by Amanda Baird

Cruz Lilico and Roan Heck Photo Contributed by Jayme Lilico

Jimilee Ayotte, Editor


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