The Central Kansas Youth Rodeo Association, which hosts a summer youth rodeo series in Canton, held its annual awards banquet on the evening of Oct. 14. Several area youth were recognized for top awards in the series, which had 90+ youth ages 0 through 12th grade competing during finals weekend. In the 0-1st grade age group, Faith McMannis, Canton, was the Champion All-Around Cowgirl and the year-end event buckle winner for girls goat tail untying, dummy roping, and sheep riding. Also in the 0-1st age group, Wesley Prieb, Canton, was the Reserve Champion All-Around Cowboy and the year-end event buckle winner for boys goat tail untying. Rette Krehbiel, McPherson, was the year-end event buckle winner in this age group for boys sheep riding. In the 2nd-4th grade age group, Koy Smith, Goessel, was the Reserve Champion All-Around Cowboy and the year-end event buckle winner in boys breakaway roping and goat tying. Katy Prieb, Canton, was the Reserve Champion All-Around Cowgirl in this age group and the year-end event buckle co-winner in girls breakaway roping. Kacen Smith, Goessel, was the year-end event buckle winner in boys bareback steer riding for the 5th-8th grade age group.

Lane McMannis, Canton, was the year-end event buckle winner for this age group in tie down sled roping.

For the 9th-12th grade age group, Cody Hazelton, Moundridge, was the year-end event buckle winner in bull riding.