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August 27, 2008

This steer event rider—one of 27 who rode, begins to slide off a Brahma cow at the Cadogan rodeo grounds on Thursday night, August 21. ©Provost News Photo.

West 2nd at Brahma Riding Competition
• 27 Cowboys Compete for Total $10,000
Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alta. was the winner of the steer riding event called Cadogan Brahma Rama held on Thursday night, August 21 at the Cadogan rodeo grounds.

He captured $3,160 as the winner averaged over two rides.

Second place was Billy West of Cadogan who took home $2,720 while third went to Clay Elliott of Vernon, B.C. who pocketed $1,440 at the third annual event.

There were 27 riders, 12 to 15 years old competing from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Although there were not many people in the crowd amid a cloudy sky Wendy West says she was very happy with the event and the effort put into. She and her husband Kevin originated the Cadogan event to help encourage the boys’ steer riding which she calls the “future of the sport of rodeo.” They have three boys who compete.

The third annual event was presented by the Cadogan Agricultural Society, Riders from this event do not advance however the competition offers the highest total prize money—$10,000 for this age group event. Riders must stay on the Brahma cows for at least eight seconds.

West called the event an “awesome show” adding there were “some phenomenal riders.”

Invitations for the annual event went out to the top 10 riders from each amateur association and to professional riders.Calling the action over the loudspeakers on Thursday evening was five time Canadian announcer of the year, Joe Braniff.

Riders came from B.C., Saskatchewan and Alberta. Last year’s winner was Dakota Buttar of Kindersley, Sask.

Full story in August 27 edition of The Provost News.
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Altario Race Car Driver Wins, Crashes at Raceway
The Northern Provincial Pipelines Late Model Series motorsports was part of Castrol Raceway’s biggest oval race event of the season on the weekend. More than 15,000 race fans packed the stands for The Boston Pizza Oil City Cup. The race featured the NPP Series and the World of Outlaw Sprint Car Series.

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Nitehawks Baseball Club Undefeated at Red Deer Tournament
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We asked about Cadogan's big parade and heard comments from Allan Brown, Linda (Warburton) Scamporino, Herb Krekoski, Pauline Lalonde, and Ron Lindsay.
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