CHESAW – Colt Kartchner of Danville, Wash., was this year’s Senior All Around Cowboy at the annual Chesaw Fourth of July Rodeo. Local, Dustin Nigg, took home the All Around honors in the Junior division.
Kartchner was awarded a belt buckle donated by Tonasket Feed and Supply and Nigg won the Art Leslie Memorial belt buckle donated by Steve and Carol Leslie and Harry and Millie Leslie.
The turn out for the rodeo was good, according to Carol Leslie, one of the event’s organizers and treasurer for the Chesaw Rodeo Club.
“We had more than last year and from what I can tell we sold all but a few tickets at the gate. The streets were full and the stands were full,” Leslie said, adding that the participation at the dance the night before was also excellent.
“It was a good crowd and nobody got into trouble, which is always a good thing,” she said.
The results of the rodeo are as follows:
1. Francis Marchand, Omak
2. Colt Kartchner, Danville
3. Eric McKinney, Oroville
Senior Cow Riding
1. Mike Nelson, Chesaw
2. Colt Kartchner, Danville – Tie
Eric McKinney, Oroville – Tie
4. Jimmy Bartz
Wild Cow Milking
1. Marcus Mays & Randy Rasmusen, Ellensburg
2. Colt Kartchner & Steve Kartchner, Danville
3. Kevin Allen & Bo Brown, Chesaw
1. Sandra Thomas, Osoyoos, B.C.
2. Kaelyn Marchand, Omak
3. Robbie Carter, Riverside
4. Katie Nelson, Chesaw
Junior Cow Riding
1. Dustin Nigg, Chesaw
2. Sammie Jo Cool, Chesaw
3. Dakota Krape, Kettle Falls
4. J.D. King, Oroville
1. Cheyenne Saltsman, Republic
2. Hannah Gotchman, Colville
3. Montana Taylor, Brewster
4. Marian Kartchner, Republic
Pee Wee Barrels
1. Sammie Walimaki, Chesaw
2. Morgan Allen, Republic
3. Chanz Topelier, Okanogan
Although there was no buckle awarded this year for calf roping, the buckle was provided by Kinross Gold’s Buckhorn Moutain Project. The buckle for the Junior Barrel racing was provided by the Chesaw Tavern and for the Pee Wee Barrel Racing by NAPA and Les Schwab of Oroville.
Rich Fuchs was this year’s rodeo announcer and the rodeo clowns were Sean Nigg and Billie McCoy.
“They always do an excellent job,” said Carol Leslie.
The officers of the Chesaw Rodeo Club are: President, Rodney Field; Vice president, Bill Meyer; Secretary, Mildred Leslie and Treasurer Carol Leslie. The Co-Chairmen for Finance are Leroy Hirst and John Leslie. Steve Leslie is the Rodeo Chairman.