Story and Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

August 25, 2013, Sundre, AB (ISN) – normally holds its pro rodeo in June but due to extreme flooding in Southern Alberta is was postponed until this last weekend.

This 3 day event was towns 34 annual rodeo. These cowboys are competing for a spot at the CFR held in November in Edmonton. Only the top ten cowboys in each event are invited to attend the Canadian Finals Rodeo. The points they earn at the minimum of 15 pro rodeos that they must compete in determine whether they will get the invite or not. The following photos are from the Saturday afternoon and evening performances.

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Pick up man at work , after the cowboy’s 8 second ride is finished – Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

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Jim Berry’s 76 point bareback ride – Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

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Cole Rutledge on the ground with the steer after earning a time of 5.6 seconds –Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

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Dustan Thomkins escaping the bull’s rage after being thrown off – Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

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Cole Watt with a no time ride – Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)

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Jessie Action with an evening Steer Wrestling time of 5.8 – Photos by Sylvia Labelle (ISN)