Father’s Day weekend is the set dates for the annual Ketchum Calf Rodeo in Glenwood. It is the second of the three rodeos held in Klickitat County each year. This is always a fun one for those in the area. Memories are always made, and traditions are continued.

This year the rodeo kicked off with some live music in the beer garden Friday night. Then there were two days filled with rodeo fun for all ages. They had mutton busting for the younger kids, NPRA rodeo action, youth barrels, and the empty saddle that represents one of the residents who passed in the last year. Needless to say, this rodeo is one that is a must for anyone to come and see.

After two days of rodeo, the winners were crowned and checks were passed out. Starting out with the ladies, breakaway roping was won by Jordan Minor of Ellensburg, but the county had three girls who roped their calves fast enough for a check. Charley Meeske won 3rd, Jorgia Bean won 4th, and Kayde Akins won 5th. All three of these ladies are great ropers in the county. Moving onto barrel racing, Rio Schmidt ran the fastest time of the weekend, but Glenwood’s hometown girl, Peyton Sanchey, and her horse ran their hearts out around those three barrels and snuck in for a 7th place check. Good work to all the ladies.

Continuing through the events, in tie-down roping, Jason Minor of Ellensburg took home the win. But Centerville’s Curtis Kayser made sure he got his job done quick and received a fifth-place check. In steer wrestling, JJ Rosenburg flipped his steer in 5.7 seconds for the win. Jarin Ladiges, a Klickitat County resident, held his own and got the job done fast enough for 4th place. The team roping event is always a favorite for the county with many residents competing in it, and this year some locals were able to get the win. Mason Chambers and his uncle , Mike Thiele, got their steer roped the fastest for the big winnings. Local brothers Jaylin and Johnathan Throop also got their names down for a check placing 4th. Lastly, in team roping, Wade Meeske and his brother-in-law, Kane Thiele, rounded out the top 6 for money. In the final event of the rodeo, bull riding, Goldendale’s very own Blake Masden held on for the eight seconds and scored 82 points for the win.

Glenwood’s rodeo is one with some great views of the mountains, lots of memories, fun, and rowdy action in the arena. What a weekend, and a terrific way to celebrate with dad. If you missed it this year, be sure to put it on your calendar for next year!