The Canadian Cowboys Association recently returned to the arena with the first two rodeos of 2017.
Highlighting the results at the opener in Tisdale for the Southwest was a win in Tie Down Roping for Waldeck’s Tuftin McLeod. The decorated cowboy won Tie Down in 9.4 seconds ahead of 13 other cowboys to collect $626 to open the season.
He also combined with Moose Jaw’s Garrett Brownlee to place fifth in Team Roping in 10.8 seconds for $427.
Abbey’s Blake Smith added a win in Novice Bull Riding when he totaled 74 points for $189.
Kyle’s Chad Hantelman was in the money in Tisdale with a fourth-place finish in Steer Wrestling. The veteran cowboy got the job done in 16.2 seconds to take home $315. Stonewall’s Scott Harris and Hanley’s Brian McPhee tied for top spot in 4.5 seconds.
The second rodeo of the season took place on April 14-15 in Pierson, MB where Tuftin McLeod won money in both events for a second straight weekend. He and Brownlee were second in Team Roping in 5.7 seconds for $1,088. Scott and Tee McLeod followed in third spot in 6.0 seconds for $861.
Mankota’s Shawn Williamson hit the pay window in Tie Down Roping in 9.5 seconds to place third for $324. Right behind him was Tuftin McLeod in fourth spot in 10.2 seconds for $162. Indian Head’s Bruce Dunham won the event in 8.2 seconds.
Maple Creek’s Janae Wilson was third in Junior Girls Barrel Racing in 12.81 seconds for $108. Waskada’s Laramie Lockie won the event in 12.73 seconds.
Cadillac’s Kelton Lang added a fourth place finish in Steer Wrestling in 4.9 seconds for $135. MRCA competitor Steven Cowan won the event in 4.3 seconds.
The CCA calendar continues next weekend in North Battleford.