The 2012 Painted Hand Casino Roughstock Rodeo was a success as fans filled the Cornerstone Raceway for two nights of heavy outdoor rodeo action. The CCA riders put on a spectacular showing as local riders and riders vying for qualification sports for the CCA finals at the Regina Agribition in November took to the Raceway to compete for points, money, and pride.
The three events of the Roughstock event were Saddle Bronc, Bareback, and Bull Riding. All three events were ran on both days with money and points being handed out for each event, giving both days a vibe of a brand new rodeo.
Day one’s saddle bronc event saw Coleman Watt take first place and $640, Jeremy Tennant take second and $474 in prize money, and Anthony Thomas rounded out the top three and also earned himself $474. Day one of bareback saw Clayton Bunney take first place earning him $580, Brady Bertram took second place and $480. Anthony Thomas took another top three finish and $380. The bull riding event on day one saw Dusty Lehmann ($760), Mark Fraser ($629), and Tim Lipsett ($498) round out the top three finishes respectively.
Day two saw new cowboys succeed at the top of the events, as well as a return to the top from day one’s best riders, specifically Anthony Thomas, Coleman Watt and Clayton Bunney who both returned to top three finishes in day two. Saddle bronc in day two saw Anthony Thomas improve from third place in day one to take first place and $680. Coleman Watt had to settle for second place and $563 after a first place finish on day one. Jeremy Harden rounded out the top three in the final day of saddle bronc and took home $445 for his efforts. Bareback riding’s second day saw two new faces in the top three with Michael Tuck taking first place and $580 and Dantan Bertsch taking third and $380. Clayton Bunney couldn’t win back to back bareback events, but he did take second place and $480. Bull riding saw an entirely new cast of top finishers as Teagan Hodgson took first and $820, Royce Perrin grabbed second earning him $678 and Ty Ellis rounded out the top three for the final event with $537.
CCA Genersl Mark Bencze said the quality of the rodeo was at a “national level” and that “anyone who missed out on the rodeo missed out on the type of event that usually doesn’t come around often.” CCA’s next Yorkton event will be the Harvest Showdown in November.