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Williams Lake 90th Annual Stampede Wraps up with Resounding Success

The 90th annual Williams Lake Stampede will go down in history.

Unofficially 16,054 people took in the four day event which is a new record.

That includes more than 4,700 on Saturday afternoon, also a record for one day.

Two Cariboo cowboys cashed cheques at this year’s Stampede.

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Virgil Poffenroth from Riske Creek earned almost 18-hundred dollars for a 5-6-7 split in the Tie Down Roping and Lane Cork of Quesnel was 7th in the Bull Riding for 742 dollars.

Other BC winners included Logan Hodson from Telkwa earning more than 23 hundred dollars for a 3-4 split in the Saddle Bronc.

Cole Scott from Kamloops was tied for 5th for $1,128.

Julie Leggett from Kamloops was 6th and her daughter Vanessa 9th in Ladies Barrel Racing.

Quesnel’s Alan Puhallo, a 5-time champion in Williams Lake, settled for 2nd this year and Travis Flanagan’s Williams Lake team was 3rd in the Wild Horse Race…Howard Lulua was the Mountain Race champion and Lindy Frison from Williams Lake easily captured the Wild Cowgirl Race.

(Files from George Henderson)

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