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High school rodeo wraps up first session of 2015-16

Once more, a group of season leaders showcases their talents

Members of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) wrapped up the first session of the 2015-16 year in Oak Lake in September. Other stops included Minnedosa, Winkler, Russell, Virden, Selkirk, and Beausejour, adding up to 12 go-rounds or competitions overall. Junior High (JH) cowgirl, Tess Mortenson of Souris, N.D. sits in first place of

Stran Dunham has a passion for goat tying.

Manitoba student enjoying rodeo

Stran Dunham credits his parents 
for his love of the sport

Stran Dunham — a rookie in the Junior High division of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), had his excitement for ropes and rodeo carved into him, thanks to his parents, Sheena and Kevin Dunham of Souris. His mom was among the first high school rodeo competitors from Manitoba to cross over into Saskatchewan


Team roping is Jenel Boyes’ favourite event.

Third generation continues family’s rodeo passion

MHSRA member has been riding since she was two years old and barrel racing since four

Passed down through generations, rodeo has been in two Manitoba families — Cochrane and Boyes for quite some time. Presently competing as a high school rookie in the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA), Jenel Boyes, a student at Hartney School, has been in the saddle since she was two and barrel racing since the

Bull riding is among the events that Tyson Salmon competes in.

Stonewall student is an all-around cowboy

Tyson Salmon has developed a work ethic through involvement in the MHSRA

Developing a work ethic through high school rodeo, Tyson Salmon, a Stonewall Collegiate student, has been involved in the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) since 2009. He has impressed family and friends in becoming an all-around cowboy. As a rough stock competitor he has competed in bull riding, and in timed events — tie-down

Danny Vandenmeele, shown competing in bareback at Rapid City, Manitoba in the spring, was named bareback champion at the Canadian Finals.

Riding for Manitoba, Sask. student named bareback champion

Talented group competed at Canadian High School Rodeo Finals this summer

While hailing from Langenburg, Saskatchewan, due to the closeness of his home to the Manitoba border, Danny Vandenmeele was a member of the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association that travelled to the three-day show in Nanton, Alberta this summer. By achieving scores of 71, 77 and 74 on his three draws, he was named the


Clay Bergeson of Onanole won the steer-wrestling event.

Selkirk hosts high school rodeo finals

Daily competition just one aspect of weekend

Six senior high school students from western Manitoba and just over the Saskatchewan border involved in the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association, were named event winners at the provincial finals held in Selkirk in June. Daily competition is solely one aspect of the weekend, as families come together for prom and awards, as well. In

Cassie Peake of Binscarth is a five-event cowgirl including a goat-tying competitor.

Rookie year in MHSRA

Binscarth junior high student looking forward to all it has to offer

Cassie Peake, a Binscarth junior high student involved in rodeo, definitely feels she was born a cowgirl. She started riding at the age of three, and attended cattle-branding get-togethers at a young age. Initiating her membership within the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) last fall in Russell, Peake is following in her brother Kade’s

Rodeo leaving lasting impression

Throughout its inception the Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) has left an imprint on many families. For Rae Lyng, a talented Virden cowgirl, the trail to be a rodeo athlete all began thanks to her cousins Jenna and Kaylee Slater, and her grandma, Lynda Lyng, also of Virden. Beginning with barrels and poles in


Passionate about Rodeo

Quietness may be a trait of a young Oak River, Manitoba girl, but only until you get her talking about the sport of rodeo. Nine years ago, Hanna Kristjanson enjoyed the company of her first pony, Miss Kitty, and started leisurely riding at the age of four. Prior to becoming an avid rodeo cowgirl, she

Build a Cowboy

The Manitoba High School Rodeo Association (MHSRA) is among the groups promoting the “Build a Cowboy” program, which is geared to newcomers to the sport of rodeo, who have an interest in becoming a rough stock cowboy — bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding. Male students interested in becoming an eight-second cowboy had their opportunity