LUCAS FALCONER (LEFT) teamed with Logan Cullen to win the #9 division at the B.C. Team Roping Association finals in Quesnel.

Lucas Falconer riding off to college

Merville rodeo star to attend Odessa Collage in Texas

A solid combination of the two Rs and the three Rs is standing Merville’s Lucas Falconer in good stead.

With the two Rs – roping and riding – Falconer finished off his high school rodeo year (and career) with a sixth place in calf roping and ninth in team roping. He qualified for nationals again but did not attend as he is preparing to attend Odessa College in Texas.

Falconer will be on the school rodeo team and taking welding courses. And that’s where the three RS – reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic – come in. Falconer received numerous scholarships from the college and high school rodeo and, along with bursaries won at G.P. Vanier, he has his first year of college paid for.

Recently at the B.C. Team Roping Association finals in Quesnel, Falconer teamed with another local young man, 10-year-old Logan Cullen, to win the #9 division.

 

The duo won saddles and a sizable chunk of change. Falconer also teamed with Ray Theobald to place second in #9 team roping, and in total collected $6,600, a saddle, breast collar and a buckle. Along with a saddle, Cullen pocketed $2,000 and became one of the BCTRA’s youngest winners.

 

 

Just Posted

Affordable rental housing complex opens in Courtenay

The Braidwood facility will house 34 people at risk of homelessness

Applications open for record bursary, scholarship funding at North Island College

Current and future North Island College students can now apply for scholarships… Continue reading

Second Stage Players present laughter and love in We Are Family

Get your tickets early to see the Evergreen Club’s Second Stage Players’… Continue reading

Open house opens access for those suffering from vision loss

Pat Chicquen understands how isolating losing vision can be, which is why… Continue reading

Valley SPCA overwhelmed with 45 cats taken from local property

Many of the cats have never been around humans, or have never been touched or handled.

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

Most Read