Rodeo

Tyson Roberts of Quesnel holds on during the saddle bronc event at the B.C. High School Rodeo in Spring 2020. (Cassidy Dankochik photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Support pours in for seriously injured 16-year-old northern B.C. rodeo star

Tyson Roberts, 16, remains in Vancouver General Hospital

 

Armstrong’s Jaret Cooper, 18, signs a letter of intent to attend Olds College in Alberta, and compete for the school’s rodeo team in saddle bronc and tie-down roping. Cooper is off the Junior World Finals rodeo for a fourth consecutive year in Las Vegas. (Olds College photo)

Armstrong cowboy back in saddle at World finals

Jaret Cooper, 18, to compete in saddle bronc for fourth straight year at Junior World Finals rodeo in Vegas

 

Salmon Arm’s Brook Kosick competes in the barrel racing event at a BC High School Rodeo Association rodeo in Quesnel, which was held from June 11-13, 2021. (Cassidy Dankochik - Black Press)

VIDEO: Shuswap rodeo athlete barrels through competition

Salmon Arm rider Brook Kosick thrilled to compete in provincial finals

 

Vernon’s Jaret Cooper, in 2019 after winning the Junior Roughstock Association novice saddlebronc world championship buckle at the Junior World Finals in Las Vegas, finished sixth this month in Texas as he tried to repeat at champion. (File photo)

Top-10 result at world finals rodeo for Vernon cowboy

Jaret Cooper was trying to repeat as novice saddlebronc world champion in Texas

  • Dec 10, 2020
Vernon’s Jaret Cooper, in 2019 after winning the Junior Roughstock Association novice saddlebronc world championship buckle at the Junior World Finals in Las Vegas, finished sixth this month in Texas as he tried to repeat at champion. (File photo)
Vernon cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at B.C. High School Rodeo event earlier in 2020 in Quesnel, hopes to defend his Junior World Finals rodeo saddle bronc title next month. (Cassidy Dankochik - Black Press Media)

Vernon cowboy hoping to defend world title

Jaret Cooper has qualified in saddle bronc for the Junior World Finals rodeo in Texas

Vernon cowboy Jaret Cooper, shown competing at B.C. High School Rodeo event earlier in 2020 in Quesnel, hopes to defend his Junior World Finals rodeo saddle bronc title next month. (Cassidy Dankochik - Black Press Media)
Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)

First BCRA-sanctioned rodeo cancelled due to COVID-19

President Kelly Walls said it is with heavy hearts that the WLIRA has made the decision

Organizers have made the difficult decision to cancel what was scheduled to be this year’s 30th Annual Williams Lake Indoor Rodeo. (Photo submitted)
The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)

Educational videos for rodeo athletes address concussions, mental health

Ty Pozzobon Foundation, Canadian Pro Sports Medicine Team produce series

The association of Professional Bull Riders made helmets mandatory in 2013, but only for riders born after 1994. Helmets can decrease a head injury’s severity, but can’t necessarily prevent a concussion from occurring. This rider, pictured at the 2018 Cloverdale Rodeo, wears a cowboy hat. (Samantha Anderson)