Saskatchewan family offers reward to find stolen rodeo buckles

Todd Boggust was a champion steer wrestler, following in his father's footsteps. (Submitted by Marty Boggust)

Todd Boggust was a champion steer wrestler, following in his father's footsteps. (Submitted by Marty Boggust)

Rodeo champion belt buckles belonged to the late Todd Boggust, a Saskatchewan steer wrestler

CBC News Posted: Sep 15, 2015 4:25 PM CT Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015 4:46 PM CT

A break-in near the town of Paynton in August has a Saskatchewan family looking for answers and offering a big reward to recover some irreplaceable items.

According to the RCMP, unknown suspects entered a rural residence near Paynton on August 31.

The suspects made off with a 1995 Canadian Champion steer wrestling buckle, three National finals Rodeo ground buckles, a 1995 Cheyenne Frontier Days Champion buckle, Canadian Finals go-round buckles, and a CFR average winner buckle. A total of eight Championship buckles, rings, knives, and a money clip were stolen.

Those rodeo champion belt buckles and rings belonged to Todd Boggust, a Saskatchewan cowboy who died suddenly 15 years ago.

Todd Boggust was a champion steer wrestler, following in his father's footsteps. (Submitted by Marty Boggust)

His brother Marty Boggust wants the collection back. He says they were a reminder of Todd and his passion for rodeo.

"He was very successful," said Marty Boggust. "He won many accolades. I think he was one of the top steer wrestlers back in the day."

The Boggust family is offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the items.

"Lots of memories in the [belt buckles]. It means a lot to our family," said Marty Boggust.

The suspects also took a Black 2010 Dodge Ram Laramie Truck  and a 16-gauge shotgun.

If anyone has information regarding the theft, they can contact the RCMP at 306-893-4800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.