The Calgary Stampede has wrapped on another year of some of the best watching the sport has to offer. The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth was definitely filled with non-stop action and excitement. When the dust settled on Championship Sunday, these were the competitors who emerged victorious with a $50k payday. Congratulations to all the champs!
Kassie Mowry – Barrel Racing
Kassie Mowry and Famous Ladies Man had an outstanding Stampede! Not only did they win the $50k, they also clocked three sub-17 second runs, one of which was a NEW ARENA RECORD at 16.86 seconds!
Rocker Steiner – Bareback Riding
While this may be Rocker Steiner’s Rookie year, he has shown he is a fierce competitor who can hold his own like a seasoned veteran.
Caleb Smidt – Tie-Down Roping
Two-time World Champ Caleb Smidt decided to leave his great horse, Pockets, in the States for the championship round. He hopped aboard Logan Bird’s great horse Peso to secure his 2022 Calgary Stampede title.
Logan Hay – Saddle Bronc Riding
There were two Hay boys riding on Championship Sunday. Logan emerged the Saddle Bronc champion and his brother, Dawson, ended up third. Their father, Rod Hay, was a four-time Calgary champ. Cool to see them carrying on the family legacy!
Will Lummus – Steer Wrestling
Big Will Lummus didn’t come to play this week, ending his Stampede with a 3.6 second run – the fastest of the rodeo. He was sitting ninth in the World Standings before Calgary, so you best believe this will shake up the leaderboard!
Bull Riding – TIE – Shane Proctor and Dakota Buttars
Shane Proctor and Dakota Buttars both made outstanding rides to tie for the Bull Riding Champion. A tough week of competition, for sure!