Calgary, AB – Hailey Kinsel and Sister can’t be stopped. The sizzling duo won $21,000 in Pool B alone; more than anyone in any event in either pool of the Calgary Stampede this year. They then placed second in the semi-finals this afternoon, and almost cracked into the sixteens, running a 17.078 to take home the coveted $100,000 cheque. Half of the money at Calgary counts towards the Womens Professional Rodeo Association World Standings.
That being said, we should see Canada’s Carman Pozzobon headed to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo this December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Time will tell.
Texas cowboy, Tuf Cooper won the tie-down roping champion title and the $100,000 cheque with a 6.8 run. The lone Canadian, Kyle Lucas suffered a no time.
Matt Reeves won the steer wrestling with a 4.7, where Canadians Scott Guenthner broke the barrier to be a 4.3 taking third place & Cody Cassidy ran a no time.
Richie Champion is a repeat champion, showing up with a 92.5 on C5’s Virgil for $100,000, the same match up from 2017 with the same result. Jake Vold was just a half point behind him for the second place cheque, and Clint Laye finished third with an 89.50 point ride.
It was not a four-peat for Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston in the saddle bronc. He post a 90 point ride on Get Smart, the same horse he won the $100,000 on last year, but was edged out by Ryder Wright by just three points, while fellow Albertan, Clay Elliot rode Timely Delivery for 84 points and the fourth place cheque.
Only one ride was made in the bull riding and that was by Marcos Gloria of Brazil, who currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta. He rode Rattler for the $100,000.
It was wonderful to have Mellissa Hollingsworth on CBC commentating during the barrel racing and covering interviews with our rodeo athletes. She did a fabulous job, as did Ron McLean, Mark Lee, & Bob Tallman. It was great as always listening to Brett Monea during the bull riding and having Scott Schiffner during the final day, whom I hope becomes a main fixture over the ten days of Stampede next year.
Final four results below. Full Calgary Stampede results can be found here.
Barrel Racing Final Round
Kinsel, Hailey Cotulla TX 17.078 $100,000
Bruner, Kelly Millsap TX 17.106 $25,000
Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.256 $15,000
Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.272 $10,000
Champion, Richie Dublin TX onVirgil 92.50 $100,000
Vold, Jake Airdrie AB Trail Dust 92.00 $25,000
Laye, Clint Cadogan AB Special Delivery 89.50 $15,000
Biglow, Clayton Clements CA Onion Ring 86.50 $10,000
Reeves, Matt Cross Plains TX 4.7
Waguespack, Tyler Gonzales LA 6.7
Guenthner, Scott Consort AB 14.3
Cassidy, Cody Donalda AB NT
Wright, Ryder Milford UT Stampede Warrior 93.00 $100,000
Thurston, Zeke Big Valley AB Get Smart 90.00 $25,000
Scheer, Cort Elsmere NE Wild Cherry 89.50 $15,000
Elliott, Clay Nanton AB Timely Delivery 84.00 $10,000
Tie Down Roping
Cooper, Tuf Weatherford TX 6.8
Smidt, Caleb Bellville TX 7.1
Moore, Timbe rAubrey TX 8.5
Lucas, Kyle Carstairs AB NT
Gloria, Marcos Edmonton AB Rattler 76.00
Wallace, Ty Collbran CO Anika’s Pet BO
Frost, Joe Randlett UT Heavens Basement BO
Vieira, Fabiano Perola BRZ Kill Switch BO
Wild Card Round – Barrel Racing
Miller, Nellie Cottonwood CA 17.300 $6,000
Collier, Kellie Hereford TX 17.400 $5,000
Nelson, Ericka Century FL 17.500 $4,000
Bettis, Taci Round Top TX 17.520 $3,000
Schuster, Tiany Krum TX 17.600 $2,000
Murray, Tillar Fort Worth TX 17.680 $1,000
Weast, Kylie Comanche OK 17.720
Moore, Amberleigh Keizer OR 17.820
Laurence, Nicole Cresson TX 18.100
Skocdopole, Diane Big Valley AB 18.120
Hinton, Jaime Bulverde TX 18.480
Crossley, Callahan Hermiston OR 27.540
Semi-Finals – Barrel Racing
Routier, Jessica Buffalo SD 17.260
Kinsel, Hailey Cotulla TX 17.290
Bruner, Kelly Millsap TX 17.300
Lockhart, Lisa Oelrichs SD 17.310
Wright, Carmel Roy MT 17.440 $3,300
Richardson, Carley Pampa TX 17.490 $3,300
Conrado, Ivy Hudson CO 17.520 $3,300
Miller, Nellie Cottonwood CA 17.590 $3,300
Pozzobon, Carman Savona BC 17.860 $3,300
Collier, Kellie Hereford TX 22.840 $3,300