Ashcroft Rodeo shows off the best of western life

Local competitors did very well at the 50th annual Ashcroft Rodeo.

Colleen Duggan of Cache Creek placed third out of 70 competitors in the Ladies Barrel Racing competition with a time of 15.343 seconds

Colleen Duggan of Cache Creek placed third out of 70 competitors in the Ladies Barrel Racing competition with a time of 15.343 seconds

The 50th annual Ashcroft & District Rodeo was held June 16/17 under cloudy, but mostly dry skies. The viewing stands and the arena were filled with spectators and participants, and local cowboys and cowgirls did very well in the competitions.

Kasey Attrill of Lower Nicola won the Bull Riding with a 75-point score; Matt Bates of Kamloops won the Bareback competition with a score of 79; Wacey Marr of Gang Ranch won the Saddle Bronc for the second year in a row with a score of 80; Brad Thomas of Williams Lake won the Tie Down Roping with a time of 11.2 seconds; Riley Isnardy of Cache Creek won the Steer Wrestling with a time of 4.7 seconds; Archie Williams of Cache Creek won the Breakaway Roping with a time of 2.1 seconds; Jackson Scott of Kamloops won the Jr. Steer Riding with a 72-point score; Vanessa Leggett of Kamloops won the Ladies Barrel Racing; Brett Wills of Quesnel won the Jr. Barrell Racing; Alixis Glassford of Quesnel won the PeeWee Barrel Racing; and Ryan MacNaughton and Jeff Wills of Quesnel tied with Russell and Richard Glassford of Quesnel for first place in the Team Roping with a time of 6.1 seconds.