Dylan Bilton puts on a 77.5-point ride (unofficial score) during the bareback riding competition at the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Dylan Bilton puts on a 77.5-point ride (unofficial score) during the bareback riding competition at the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo Saturday night. (Photo by Sean McIntosh/Advocate staff)

Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo celebrates 60 years

For 60 years, the Daines family has brought rodeo action to central Alberta.

That tradition continued this past week as the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo was held from Thursday to Saturday just north of Innisfail.

The first edition of this rodeo was created by Jack Daines and his six brothers. Over the years, the torch has been passed down to younger members of the family.

“It got passed down to some of my cousins and now the next generation of cousins are getting to take it over,” said Kyle Daines, chairman of the Daines Ranch Pro Rodeo committee.

“We’re hoping our kid’s kids will be running the 120th. Rodeo’s in our blood and we hope the sport never dies – we want it to go forever.”

The rodeo featured Canadian Professional Rodeo Association cowboys and cowgirls competing in a number of events, including bareback riding, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

The past year and a half has been challenging for many in the rodeo community, Daines added.

“Some cowboys are down in the U.S. fighting for the NFR. Some cowboys here have all had to go to work and get jobs. To get to go to the rodeo again, it’s fun. Everybody’s riding good and there’s a tight race to make the Canadian finals in a lot of events,” he said, adding the turnout at Daines Rodeo Ranch for the rodeo was “amazing.”

Daines said the entire family is thankful for the community’s support.

The rodeo typically takes place in June, but was delayed this year due to COVID-19.

CPRA results (unofficial):

Bareback riding: 1. Cole Goodine, 82.5 points on Duane Kesler Rodeo’s G7 Little Rotten, $1109.20; 2. (tie) Strawbs Jones and Jacob Stemo, 81, $693.25 each; 4. Michael Solberg, 80, $227.30

Steer wrestling: 1. Landon Beardsworth, 4.0 seconds, $1405.30; 2. (tie) Walker Guthrie and Ryan Shuckburgh, 4.4, $1130.35 each; 4. Tanner Turcato, 4.5, $855.40; 5. Cody Cassidy, 4.8, $672.10; 6. Stephen Culling, 4.9, $488.80; 7. Matt Richardson, 5.2, $305.50; 8. Cole Rutledge, 5.4, $122.20

Team roping: 1. Tate Schmidt/Kagen Schmidt, 4.5 seconds, $1894.57 each; 2. Wyatt Eirikson/Denver Johnson, 4.7; $1567.92; 3. Dawson Graham/Dillon Graham, 5.1, $1241.27; 4. (tie) Travis Nickolson/Jared Pancoast and Logan Bonnett/Keely Bonnett, 5.3, $751.30 each; 6. (tie) Dylan Knapp/Walker Galloway and Devin Wigemyr/Trey Gallais, 5.9, $163.32

Saddle bronc: 1. Lucas Macza, 81 points on Duane Kesler Rodeo’s 40 Dutch Treat, $1034; 2. Brady Dinwoodie, 77, $775.50; 3. Lane Cust, 76, $517; 4. Kole Ashbacher, 74.5, $258.50

Tie down roping: 1. Dylan Knapp, 8.2 seconds, $1426.92; 2. Erik Dublanko, 8.5, $1240.80; 3. (tie) Wyatt Hayes, Logan Bird, Jason Smith and Riley Warren, 8.8, $775.50 each; 5. Darren Dublanko, 8.9, $310.20; 6. Aaron Mosicki, 9.0, $124.08

Ladies barrel racing: 1. Lynette Brodoway, 15.879, $1816.08; 2. Valerie Gillespie, 15.979, $1556.64; 3. Vanessa Salisbury, 16.097, $1297.20; 4. Lacey Caldas, 16.098, $1124.24; 5. Amanda Vold, 16.113, $864.80; 6. Kerilee Noval; 16.115, $691.84; 7. Brooke Wills, 16.118, $518.88; 8. Shaylee McMann, 16.131, $345.92; 9. Kayce Liptak, 16.148, $259.44; 10. Reata Schlosser, 16.156, $172.96

Bull riding: 1. Zane Lambert, 84.5 points on C5 Rodeo’s LT Double Vision, $1240.80; 2. Lonnie West, 83, $930.60; 3. Griffin Smeltzer, 73, $620.40

Ground money: $103.40 each

Breakaway roping: 1. Kendal Pierson, 1.78 seconds, $1340.44; 2. Brooke Pomeranz, 2.39, $1165.60; 3. Brittany Schuk, 2.56, $990.76; 4. Lakota Bird, 2.66, $815.92; 5. Lawrie Saunders, 2.69, $641.08; 6. Traci Aipperspach, 2.81, $466.24; 7. Jayne Thurston, 2.82, $291.40; 7. Kyle Whiteside, 2.96, $116.56



sean.mcintosh@reddeeradvocate.com

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