Bulls, Broncs and BBQ at Bowsman Bullarama

Submitted by:
Corey Hurren |

The Bowsman and District Lions Club held our 13th Annual Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 and this medical equipment fundraiser was another huge success.

Pictures by Corey Hurren and ValleyBiz.ca
Click any picture for a larger version.

It was a beautiful fall day when things the doors opened at the Bowsman Curling Rink for the Old West Saloon and Kal Tire Cowboy Steak BBQ.

MC for the BBQ was Ken Thompson who was accompanied by Brittany Moore. Other performers included Glen Audy, Katie & Jenna Smith, Tara Enns, Austin & Ryan Keown, Keara Pierrepont, and Jesse Genaille.

Attendees also enjoyed a mouthwatering steak supper served and prepared by the Bowsman Lions, the Kal Tire staff, and many other volunteers.

Fireworks then filled the air at the Bowsman Arena as announcer Emery Erickson started our biggest show yet. Competitors from the Canadian Cowboys Association and Manitoba Rodeo Cowboys Association rode in the Saddlebronc, Bareback, and Bullriding events on stock provided by Prime Time Rodeos.

Holden and Ryder Fullerton from Swan River rode in the Mini Bucking Ponies event along with some of the young competitors from Alberta who have competed in the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.

Then there was some “double trouble” with the bulls during the “Kal Tire” Free Style Bull Fighting event.

Some of those competitors had close calls when they got roughed up by the bulls.

Bowsman Lion Albert Outhwaite also presented a cheque for $120 000 for the purchase of heart monitor equipment to the Swan Valley Health Centre on behalf of the Bowsman Lions Club and the Swan Valley Health Foundation.”.

Unofficial Results from the 2016 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo are:

1 – Brady Bertram from Maple Creek, SK with 77 points

1 – Mike Gordon from Maple Creek, SK with 78 points
2 – Wyatt Thurston from Big Valley, AB with 76 points
3 – Adam Gilchrist from Maple Creek, SK with 75 points

Bull Riding:
1 – Steve Maddison from Carmen, MB with 77 points

Mini Bucking Ponies:
1 – Grady Young with 75 points
2 – Kaycee Tuck with 75 points
3 – Colt Hillis with 68 points

Free Style Bull Fighting
1 – Travis James from Edson, AB with 78 points
2 – Dylan Miller from Sunnybrook, AB with 77 points
3 – Ty Pettyjohn with 70 points

The 50/50 winners were:

Dennis Neely of Swan River
won $1375

Frank Beadle of Bowsman
won $825

Dave Mullin of Swan River
won $550

After the Bull-A-Rama event was over, an All Ages Dance was held back at the Bowsman Curling Rink. Music was provided again by the Ken Thompson Band and later on headliners “Sonny and the Hurricanes” to finish off the night.

The Bowsman Lions Club would like to thank everyone who came out to the events, the sponsors, volunteers, contestants, and everyone else who helped us put on our 2016 Bowsman Bull-A-Rama fundraiser for medical equipment in the Swan River Valley.