There’s no spot like home. What’s more, Fort St John, BC rancher, Jake Gardner, cherishes his north nation roots. That was obvious again as the double cross All-Around Champion of Canada won his “old neighborhood” rodeo – the Grande Prairie Stompede – for the third back to back time.
“I owe a ton of my Canadian Professional Rodeo Association vocation accomplishment to that rodeo,” Gardner said. “I draw great there, I love riding there, the board works really hard and Volds bring extraordinary stock. I’ve generally gotten my year going with progress at Grande Prairie. It’s a decent one to get the season going.”
Gardner rode Vold Rodeo’s 42 Last Rights to 89.5 places in the first performanceof the SMS Equipment Pro Rodeo Tour stop – a score that kept steady over the list of competitors all through the four days of rivalry and gotten the two-occasion cowpoke the success and a cool $3000.
“He’s a great bull and hasn’t been ridden a ton,” the 25-year-old added. “I’ve seen him at many PBR short adjusts and I knew when I saw my name adjacent to him in the draw, on the off chance that I could go about my business appropriately, it would end up working.”
The success moved Gardner from 10th to the main five in the Canadian standings. Furthermore, his initial season bull riding achievement (second spot at Dawson Creek), combined with a strong cow wrestling putting at Falkland seven days prior, makes the double cross CFR qualifier a possible competitor for the CPRA’s shiny new Kenny McLean grant. The honor praises the astounding tradition of another B.C. legend. Kenny McLean was a Hall of Famer and a 13 time Canadian Champion in different occasions. The Kenny McLean grant will be chosen in view of season profit. To be qualified, a hopeful should put at three separate rodeos in a riding occasion and three separate rodeos in a planned occasion.
With a National Finals Rodeo capability one of Gardner’s 2022 objectives, the Grande Prairie Stompede title, alongside a new win at Redding, CA and placings at the PRCA Xtreme Bulls occasion in Alaska, the youthful competitor is looking great so far in quest for that objective.
Extra weekend victors included:
Without any protection: Cole Goodine, 89.5 focuses on Vold Rodeo’s 63 Debbie Does Dallas, $2763
Steer wrestling: Matt Richardson, 4.2 seconds, $2749
Group roping : Brett Buss/Denim Ross, 3.8 seconds, $2567 each
Saddle bronc: Dawson Dahm, 87 focuses on Vold Rodeo’s P87 Turf Wars, $2763
Secure roping: Jason Smith, 8.4 seconds, $2571
Women barrel hustling: Sam Smith, 14.82 seconds, $3619
Breakaway roping: Shaya Biever, 2.26 seconds, $1275
Beginner sans protection: Ethan Mazurenko, 77 focuses, $434
Fledgling seat bronc: Colton Powell, 71 focuses, $512
Steer riding: Jestin Jacklin, 78 focuses, $717