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DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Two local cowboys returned to the Peace to compete in the Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede last weekend.

Hudson’s Hope product Jake Watson came in fifth in the Saddle Bronc event finishing with 82.5 points.

Jacob Gardner, hailing from Fort St. John, got 87.5 points, snagging second place in the Bull Riding event.

Gardner started off his 2022 season in March, representing Team Canada at the PBR Global Cup in Arlington, Texas.

The PBR Cup was his first competition since his bicep injury that put an early end to his 2021 season.

Check out the full results from the 2022 Dawson Creek Stampede below:

Bareback: 

1. Clint Laye, 86.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s W-32 Walleye Rocket

2. Cole Goodine, 83

3. (tie) Dantan Bertsch and Danny Vandenameele, 82.5,

5. Michael Solberg, 80.5

6. Strawbs Jones, 79.5

7. (tie) Cole Jamieson and Ty Taypotat, 76.5

Steer wrestling: 

1. Matt Richardson, 3.8 seconds

2. Zane Marcenko, 4.2

3. Curtis Cassidy, 4.3

4. David Butterwick, 4.4

5. (tie) Lucas Parker and Layne Delemont, 4.5

7. Ryan Shuckburgh, 4.6

8. (tie) Will Stovall and Ty Miller, 4.9, $101.06

Team roping: 

1. Tyce McLeod/Kody Potts, 5.6 seconds

2. Dylan Knapp/Travis Speer, 6.7

3. (tie) Steele Depaoli/Riley Warren and Brett McCarrol/Clint Buhler, 9.6

5. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 9.7

6. Colt Klassen/Brandon Duperron, 9.9

Saddle bronc: 

1. Dawson Hay, 88 points on Calgary Stampede’s X-17 Xulted Cherry

2. Zeke Thurston, 87.5

3. Sam Kelts, 84.5

4. Layton Green, 83.5

5. Jake Watson, 82.5

6. Kole Ashbacher, 82

7. Chance Barrass, 81

8. Ben Andersen, 80.5

Tie down roping: 

1. Erik Dublanko, 8.9 seconds

2. Shane Smith, 9.2

3. Tyler Popescul, 9.4

4. Cody Brett, 9.7

5. Colt Cornet, 9.8

6. Travis Eller, 10.1

7. (tie) Stacy Cornet and Logan Bird, 10.3

Ladies barrel racing: 

1. Diane Skocdopole, 13.43 seconds

2. Lane Wills, 13.50

3. Kayce Liptak, 13.56

4. Lynette Brodoway, 13.58

5. Kylie Whiteside, 13.60

6. Jessa Galloway, 13.63

7. Bradi Whiteside, 13.67

8. Melissa Thiessen, 13.71,

9. Lisa Zachoda, 13.75

10. (tie) Val Gillespie and Rene Leclercq, 13.78,

12. Taylor Ellis, 13.79

Bull riding: 

1. Coy Robbins, 89 points on Calgary Stampede’s -609 Crushing Hearts

2. Jacob Gardner, 87.5

3. Jared Parsonage, 85

4. Brock Radford, 84

Junior steer riding: 

1. Glen Erickson, 76.5 points

2. Haydyn Scott, 74.5

3. Jestin Jacklin, 72

4. Kane Scott, 70.5

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Spencer Hall is a news reporter for energeticcity.ca and a recent graduate of the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Radio Arts & Entertainment program. Growing up in Northwest B.C. made Spencer aware of the importance of local journalism, independent media, and reconciliation. In his spare time, you can find Spencer reading, playing video games, or at the FSJ dog park with his dog, Teddy.