The Rimbey rodeo held July 11, 12 and 13 was full of all the excitement, thrills and spills of a good old-fashioned hometown rodeo.
The sun smiled benevolently on Rimbey for all three days of rodeo action, and both participants and the crowd filling the bleachers did not have their spirits or their clothes dampened by unexpected showers.
April Mclean, a member of the rodeo committee, said there was a good mix of entrants this year.
“We had lots of rough stock riders this year so that was good,” she said. “And the weather was great.”
In the local rodeo held July 11, Jacy Howlete was first and Brittany Albers placed second.
Tanner Lawton and Myron Vick won the wild cow milking and Joe Holtkamp and Stan Goetz took second.
The relay race was won by Brittany Domasch and Lacey Sheridan and Martina Holtkamp and Joe Holtkamp took second.
Courtney Holtkamp and Jada Holtkamp won the 11 to 15 barrels.
The 10 and under barrels was won by Mattison Hickey. Taylor Cholach placed second.
Michelle VonGunten won the ladies barrels and Courtney Mannix placed second.
Myron Vick and Michelle Lawton won the tire racing.
Joe Holtkamp, Stan Goetz and Wes Shipton won the cattle rustling.
The wild pony race was won by Hailey Holtkap, Rachel Luce and Jenaya Roseboom and Tyler Weenink, Jada Holtkamp and Evan Buist placed second.
The ladies barrels was won by Jen Turner. In second place was Chelsey McIntosh.
The 13 to 15 barrels was won by Kianna Kozak and Blayde Melaney placed second.
Lacey Burrage won the 7 to 12 barrels and Mattison Hickey placed second.
Ceaira Lozo won the 13 to 15 steer riding and Easton Thorburn placed second.
Carter Sandberg won the seven to 12 steer riding and JW Hart took second.
Team roping was won by Jim Cooper and Beau Cooper and second went to Steve Gross and Kaze Mills.
Tie down roping was won by Shane Haugen and Jordan Richardson took second.
Quade Kozak won the 13 to 15 breakaway and Hayden Warren took second.
The 12 and under breakaway was won by Kyle Wanchuk and second place went to Amber Frank.
Garrett Dunn won the bareback competition and Carson Stevenson took second.
Brogan Nye won the saddle bronc.
Tyson Sisson won the bull riding and Aaron Meyn took second.