Reno Rodeo lives up to billing as "Biggest Little Rodeo in the West"

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The fifth annual Reno Rodeo in Consul lived up to its billing as one of the top Canadian Cowboys' Association events with an entertaining two days of competition on Aug. 4 and 5.

There was a rare three way tie for top spot in the bareback event, with Piapot's Brady Bertram, Monty Koopman of Medicine Hat plus Anthony Thomas from Pincher Creek all judged with 75 point rides to earn each of the competitors $402.

The Alberta tandem of Clay Ullery and R. Riley Wilson were the big payday winners in Consul, turning in a blistering 3.7 second run in the team roping event to earn $1,851. The Consul team of Devin Wigemyr and Clint Morasch tied for third place in 5.3 seconds to collect $1,247. Adam Smith from Swift Current and Hazenmore's Ben Switzer teamed up for a sixth place run of 6.4 seconds to win $644. Scott and Tuftin McLeod of Waldeck roped their way to a seventh place showing in 6.6 seconds to earn $402.

Coleman Watt from Hardisty, AB 78 point ride to earn first place prize money of $880 for his Sunday afternoon performance ride in the saddle bronc event. Four of the top eight rides were in Sunday afternoon's performance. Ross Kreutzer from Maple Creek set the bar with one of just two qualified rides on Saturday, hanging on for second place money of $728 for a 76 point ride.

Adam Gilchrist from Maple Creek had a 70 point ride to place in a tie for sixth.

The Richards Rodeo stock pitched a shutout in the bull riding event, with none of the 10 contestants holding on for eight seconds.

Mace Perozak from Kipp, AB had an 8.1 second performance in tie down roping to earn a $767 payday. Jesse Popescul from Glentworth was the runner-up in 8.5 seconds to claim $667.

Blaine Switzer turned in a 9.3 second run to place fifth and earn $366. Matt Switzer roping out of Yorkton was sixth in 9.4 seconds. Swift Current's Nick Travaglia rounds out the top eight in 9.7 seconds.

Tyson Willick from Blaine Lake was the clear winner in the steer wrestling event, beating the field by over one full second with a 7.1 second run to win $707.

Donna Liebrand from Peerless, Montana earned a $941 payday with a first place finish of 15.65 seconds in the ladies barrel racing. Janet-Lynn Moen of Stewart Valley earned third place prize money of $696 with a 15.85 second run. Katie Crossman from Maple Creek turned in a 16.10 second run to place fifth and win $450. Kerry Maynes, also from Maple Creek, was seventh in 16.21 seconds while collecting $204.

Cooper Zur from Lundbreck had a 75 point performance in the junior steer riding to win top prize money of $248. Nolan Jans from Maple Creek turned in a runner-up score of 74 points to win $186. Brady Resch from Maple Creek placed fourth with a 71-point ride.

Maple Creek's Mardi Yarshenko was fastest in the junior girls barrels, running a 16.02 second time to win $285. Nicole Pana from Wood Mountain placed fourth in 16.44 seconds.

Organizations: Canadian Cowboys' Association

Geographic location: Maple Creek, Swift Current, Piapot Glentworth Stewart Valley Wood Mountain Consul

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