It was a riveting show at the Wildrose Rodeo Association (WRA) finals, held September 19-22 in Barrhead, Alberta. Five performances were held over the four-day affair.
Two local Jr. Bull riders were present at the event. Casey Berg of Wainwright – season leader in the Lakeland Rodeo Association (LRA) 2012 and second place in the WRA – and Bryce West of Cadogan, Ab. – fourth in the LRA and sixth in the WRA – both had a great showing but did not place.
Steer Wrestling local cowboy Lance Fraser was seventh in the LRA standings and eleventh in the WRA, but did not place at the weekend event.
Brothers Dillon and Dawson Graham of Wainwright both participated in the Breakaway Roping event. The weekend tournament saw the Graham brothers battling between first and second spot each performance, with times between 2.4 and 2.5 seconds. Dillon took first place for the weekend. The boys placed first and second in seasonal standings.
Sister Tori Graham in Peewee barrels won first place over the weekend, up from third place going into the WRA finals.