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Alberta High School Rodeo Assoc. finals held in Stettler

The high school rodeo was held June 1-4, 2023

The Alberta High School Rodeo Association (AHSRA) held its provincial finals at the Stettler Ag Society grounds from June 1-4. In addition to the regular rodeo events such as bull riding and pole bending, contestants also competed in boys’& girls’ cutting. Diamond N Ranch also hosted a light rifle shooting competition on Saturday.

Stettler Ag Society member Alana Weaver explains that the society had bid on hosting the event a year ago. This is the first of two years that Stettler will host the association’s finals, with an option to host a third.

Weaver says being able to host events like this is one of the reasons the Society decided to redesign its rodeo arena. The new layout helps them to host major events such as the High School finals.

One feature the Ag Society is especially proud of is the smaller arena beside the main one. This means that events with full schedules can have two competitions going on at once.

“It’s nice to be able to let rodeo events cut several hours out of their day with the duo arena feature,” said Weaver. She also says Stettler is one of only a few, to her knowledge, with the two-arena layout.

Weaver explains the Ag Society is proud of its arenas and is happy to host events like the AHSRA finals. It allows them to draw large numbers to their events; the visiting participants then spend money in the local economy, which the Society is happy to be a part of.

The association is made up of 3 districts: South, Central, and North.

Each district sends its top 12 competitors to the finals; the top four competitors in each event then win the opportunity to represent Alberta at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette Wyoming in July.

Over-all winners:

Barrel Racing: Kasha Borsy

Tie Down Roping: Coy Skocdopole

Bareback: Spur Cottingham

Goat Tying: Faith Lundberg

Team Roping: Caleb Fawcett & Coy Skocdopole

Breakaway: Aubrey Ross

Saddle Bronc: Clay Greenslade

Pole Bending: Braidy Meston

Steer Wrestling: Owen Schauer

Bull Riding: Beau Gardner

Miss Alberta High School Rodeo Queen 2023: Brooke Baehl

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