The second edition of the Oldstoberfest pro rodeo included a great performance by hometown steer wrestler Matt Richardson. The Olds product split first and second place prize money with Derek Frank from Stony Plain. They both got the job done in 3 point 8 seconds. Richardson's big opening night performance on Friday, September 15th was heard live on 96.5 CKFM.
The winners from the Oldstoberfest pro rodeo were highlighted by a hometown steer wrestler.
Jon Radcliffe called it on 96.5 CKFM as Matt Richardson from Olds got the job done in 3 point 8 seconds on Friday night.
Richardson and Stony Plain's Derek Frank wound up splitting the first and second place prize money. Frank also had a 3 and 8 in the slack on Friday morning.
The 28 year old Richardson says it was a big improvement over his 2015 Oldstoberfest performance and a huge victory for him late in this season.
Richardson describes what transpired to allow him to be successful.
He explains what prizes he received as the Oldstoberfest rodeo winners were recognized prior to Saturday's grandstand concert with Tim Hicks.
Richardson is a fan of having a pro rodeo back in the town of Olds.
The 2015 edition of Oldstoberfest brought pro rodeo back to the town of Olds for the first time since 2009.
Richardson will head to Brooks on Friday, September 22nd and to Hanna on Saturday, September 23rd.
Meantime, also winning at Oldstoberfest was former Olds College Rodeo Team member Ben Robinson from Red Deer County.
Robinson was first in tie-down roping thanks to a time of 8 point 1 seconds.
It was a bit of a confusing ending late on Friday night, but Jared Parsonage was very glad the judges let him have a re-ride.
The cowboy from Maple Creek, Saskatchewan winds up as the bull riding winner at the Oldstoberfest pro rodeo for the second straight time.
Parsonage was the champ in 2015 thanks to an 84 and this time he tied for first with an 87 and a half on C5 Rodeo's 216 Calliope King. Lonnie West from Cadogan splits first and second place prize money with him thanks to an 87.5 aboard C5 Rodeo’s 112 Gambler.
Ponoka's Shayna Weir was fastest in barrel racing with a time of 17.445 seconds.
Jeremy Buhler from Arrowwood and Levi Simpson from Ponoka were the top team ropers thanks to a 3 and 9.
Manitoba's Tyrel Larsen was the best of the bunch in saddle bronc with an 83 and a half.
And another Manitoban - Colin Adams - was the winner in bareback following his 85 on C5 Rodoe's Virgil.
Listen to 96.5 CKFM's entire conversation with steer wrestler Matt Richardson from Olds.
Sundre RCMP are investigating following a break & enter to the Sundre IGA grocery store during the early morning hours of Friday, November 15th. The culprits fled the scene in a pick up truck and police are asking anyone who may have information related to this incident or can assist with identifying those responsible to contact Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675.
A candidate has come forward for the vacant town of Olds council position ahead of the nomination deadline on December 9th. 45 year old Mitch Thomson has lived in Olds for 10 years and is the Executive Director of the Olds Institute and the Chair of the Mountain View Child Care Society.
Alberta's Agriculture & Forestry Minister Devin Dreeshen says the CN rail strike follows a difficult harvest for producers. About 32-hundred Canadian National Railway employees set up pickets on Tuesday, November 19th. Dreeshen adds, the Alberta government is asking for Parliament to address this strike. He says the Prime Minister needs to recall the House before December 5th.
The Olds Regional Exhibition's former long-time Executive Director recently received national recognition. At the Canadian Association of Fairs & Exhibition's 2019 Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia it was announced that Tami Gardner has been recognized with a Roll of Honour plaque for her distinguished service to the fair industry.
Just over $46-thousand dollars has been gifted to local families with children in medical need thanks to the Hope 4 Mountain View County Kids society. The non-profit and volunteer run organization headed into its 7th year of operation this month.