Wacey Finkbeiner, from Medicine Hat, AB, took top spot in bull riding with an 88-point ride on Saturday afternoon. (Samantha Anderson)

GALLERY: Cloverdale Rodeo competition heats up

Pool B kicks off Saturday night, continues Sunday afternoon

With two performances down, Cloverdale Rodeo’s first pool has wrapped up.

New names are rising in rankings, giving champions from the 2018 competition a run for their money. With $300,000 in prize money on the line — the Cloverdale Rodeo is the second richest rodeo in Canada, behind only the Calgary Stampede — the competition is sure to be fierce.

After a nail-biter opener on Friday, and a deciding Saturday afternoon re-match, Pool A has been decided. The top six from each event will move on to the finals on Monday.

Last year’s bareback bronc riding champion, Caleb Bennett, finished Saturday afternoon with an impressive 89-point ride.

Bareback Riding

1. Caleb Bennett – Tremonton, UT – 89

2. Jake Vold – Ponoka, AB – 88.5

2. Tanner Aus – Granite Falls, MN – 88.5

4. Richie Champion – Woodland, TX – 87.5

5. Ty Taypotat – Regina, SK – 85.5

6. Ky Marshall – Bowden, AB – 84

Saddle bronc rider Rusty Wright has flipped the rankings, rising from sixth on Friday with an 84.5 to the top spot on Saturday with a solid 91. Last year’s champion, Zeke Thurston, sits in second.

Saddle Bronc Riding

1. Chase Brooks – DeerLodge, MT – 88.5

2. Zeke Thurston –Big Valley, AB – 88

3. Layton Green – Meeting creek, AB – 86.5

4. Logan Hay – Wildwood, AB – 85.5

5. Tyrel Larsen – Inglis, MB – 85

6. Rusty Wright – Milford, UT – 84.5

Five bull riders held in for the full eight seconds to qualify for the standings. (Three made it on Friday.) Toby Collins, who cleaned up the competition last year, was sitting pretty in first place after Friday but is now tied for fourth spot.

Bull Riding

1. Wacey Finkbeiner – Medicine Hat, AB – 88

2. Dalan Duncan – Roosevelt, UT – 86

3. Austin Nash – Eckville, AB – 85.5

4. Josh Frost – Randlett, UT – 83

4. Toby Collins – Stephenville, TX – 83

As is usual, the barrel racing standings are separated by milliseconds.

Callahan Crossley, last year’s barrel racing champion, had an incredible showing on Saturday afternoon, crossing the line with a 15.985 to massive cheers from the packed stands.

If a barrel racer wants to go home with money, they’re going to have to cut their time down to at least a 16.200 at the Monday finals.

Barrel Riding

1. Callanan Crossley – Hermiston, OR – 15.985

2. Sydney Daines – Innisfail, AB – 16.201

3. Jackie Ganter – Abelene, TX – 16.283

4. Angela Ganter – Abelene, TX – 16.330

5. Jordan Minor – Hermiston, OR – 16.419

6. Rachel Tiedeman – Buffalo, WY – 16.557

The competition continues Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m., when Pool B kicks off.



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Callahan Crossley, last year’s barrel racing champion, had an incredible showing on Saturday afternoon. (Samantha Anderson)

Bull rider Shane Peters took on Goosebumps. Goosebumps won. (Samantha Anderson)

Country music artist Jada McKenzie Moore performed two songs for the packed stands. (Samantha Anderson)

Ricky Ticky Wanchuk and his friend check on a man they “shot” during a rodeo clown act. (Samantha Anderson)

Mutton bustin’ proved an ever-popular event. (Samantha Anderson)

A pick up man gets his lasso ready for the next bull. (Samantha Anderson)

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