Locals shine at Roy Rodeo

By: 
Doreen Heintz
Sports Editor

The Roy community rallied together during the weekend of June 10-11 to help their neighbors recover from a devasting wind and hail storm. On Father’s Day the community came together for a much more enjoyable affair – the annual Roy Rodeo. This year’s rodeo was the 64th for the Roy community, and despite a rather windy day (but nothing compared to the wind on Friday, June 10) the rodeo came off without a hitch.
The Roy Rodeo is unique in the fact that it not only has the typical rodeo events, but adds several kids’ events as well. Locals did very well at this year’s rodeo, with Roy’s Chaz Kananen taking top honors in the tie-down roping and Chad Kananen winning the ribbon roping. Other Central Montana winners included Lewistown’s Bill Boyce in steer wrestling, Grass Range’s Clayton Ahlgren in bull riding, Winnett’s Jade Gardner and Jory Chrest of Shawmut (formerly of Roy) in team roping, Dyauni Boyce of Winifred in kids’ break-away roping, and Hobson’s Ali Erickson in the 8-and-under barrel racing. Chrest took top honors at the all-around cowboy as he also finished third in tie-down roping. Brenna Krueger of Zortman finished first for all-around cowgirl.
Calcutta winners included Connie Ahlgren in saddle bronc top 5, Rick Thompson in ladies barrel race, and Chrest in team roping.
Following are the complete results from the Roy Rodeo.
Ranch Bronc Riding
1. Tanner Solberg, Opheim, 74
2. Caden McCarthy, Winnett, 73
3. Riley Willunsen, Grass Range, 62
Saddle Bronc Riding
1. Andrew Evjene, Big Timber, 80
2. Cody Ahlgren, Grass Range, 70
Saddle Bronc Top 5 Ride Off (winner takes all)
1. Cody Ahlgren Grass Range
Bull Riding
1. Clayton Ahlgren, Grass Range, 75
2. Shane Rummel, Great Falls, 68
Steer Wrestling
1. Bill Boyce, Lewistown, 4.51
2. Sid Hart, South Dakota, 4.58
3. Taylor Corbett, Billings, 5.46
Tie Down Roping
1. Chaz Kananen, Roy, 15.73
2. Caden Camp, Belgrade, 16.02
3. Jory Chrest, Shawmut, 16.09
4. Jody Wacker, Melstone, 20.69
Team Roping
1. Jade Gardner, Winnett and Jory Chrest, Shawmut, 9.04
2. Jace Bishop and Chris Barthelmess, Malta, 12.44
3. Shane Schwenke, Zortman and Jordan Handy, Chinook, 12.92
4. Scot Strauser, Havre and John Graham, Glasgow, 13.29
Ladies Barrel Race
1. Laura Kleinjan, Chinoo, 17.79
2. Brenna Krueger, Zortman, 17.84
3. Diane McLean, Havre, 17.89
4. Danielle Wright, Roy, 17.90
Ladies Break Away Roping
1. Shaylee Hildebrand, Joliet, 3.92
2. Kelsey Hanson, Helena, 4.70
3. Melanie Johnson, Sand Springs, 8.59
Kids Break Away Roping
1. Dyauni Boyce, Winifred, 6.75
2. Draya Wacker, Melstone, 15.73
Kids Barrel Race 9-14
1. Mylee Welch, Silesia, 18.28
2. Sadie Johnson, Roy, 18.85
3. Shanae Johnson, Belt, 19.43
4. Draya Wacker, Melstone, 19.85
Kids Barrel Race 8 and under
1. Ali Erickson, Hobson, 26.92
2. Joe Delaney, Grass Range, 30.03
Ribbon Roping
Chad Kananen, Roy, 15.93

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