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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Bechtold, Nunweiler senior champs 4 Smeed, Cunningham crowned By PAT SULLIVAN HeraU Editor They held a coronation at Holiday Bowl Sunday and four Lethbndge five-pin stars were crowned. In a change of format from past years when the city five- pin titles were part and parcel of the Western Canada rolloffs, this year's event was held separately. Also, for the first time a senior event was Md in conjunction with the city finals. Play opened Saturday at Capri with six games in the city rolloff and four in the senior competition. The two- day event ended Sunday at Holiday. When it was all over Jean- ette Smeed and Roy Cunningham emerged with the city titles while Frank Bechtold and Rose Nunweiler shared senior honors. For Smeed it was a case of returning to the lofty perch the held three years ago while for Cunningham, a newcomer from Pincher Creek who attends university Here, it was what could be his first of many men's titles. Large gathering on hand at LCC rodeo Sparshu shows off his talents By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer College rodeo has come of dge yi Lethbndge. After a frustrating beginning two years'ago, attendance wise, the third annual LCC Indoor Rodeo topped its predecessors as it played to a jam-packed Exhibition Pavilion Saturday, night More than took m the night performance while j not her 250 rodeo faithful even showed up to watch the slack Saturday afternoon Gary Sparshu, president of the Canadian College Rodeo Association, took advantage the opportunity to perform before such a large gathering and demonstrated his skills, coming away the big winner over all Besides being named all round champion, Sparshu, who represents the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, won the steer wrestling, tied for the saddle bronc title and tied for second spot in the bull ruling Sparshu had a run of 6 1 seconds in the doggin', six lenths of a second faster than Kelvin Fox of Olds m second spot Third went to another Oldb competitor, Don Giles, with a time of 11 seconds flat Doug Nelson of the University of Calgary dropped his steer in 5 7 seconds but bioke the barrier in doing so and the 10 second penalty left him in fourth spot with a total lime of 15 7 seconds You didn t belong to the i ight group if you didn't mark a 65 in the saddle bronc event LCC s Jerry Lunde had a 65 Gary Thomson at SAIT had a Hrj and Sparshu had a 65 With these three knotted in first spot, sharing first, second and third place money, Terry found his 62 marking after two re-rides, good for only fourth place money. Brad Wright rode a bull called Beeville in the afternoon slack and the 67 points garnered aboard Reg Kesler s animal was enough to earn the LCC cowboy the full i idmg title The line score in the bull i idmg read Bulls 42, Cowboys H The entrants found the Kesler bulls a little too frisky, ai.J 42 of them bit the dust before the horn sounded Kurt Johansen, SAIT, and Sparshu were knotted at 66 points apiece while Terry Grant of NAIT was next in line with a 65 Velern calf roper Dick Aldoft, representing the LCC, took 20 6 seconds tie jiis calf, but it was fast enough to win the championship in the i oping A way back in second was Jerry Lunde with a clocking of ;