Calgary Stampede Announces 2017 Contestants

CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Stampede has announced it’s list of contestants that compete from July 7th to 16th, 2017 at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth for their share of more than $2 million in prize money.

This year features four less Canadians than were first announced in 2016. This year that number is 28, down four from the 32 in 2015 and 2016 and up one from 27 in 2014. Due to injury replacements this number can still change.

In 2016, Canada earned one of the six checks worth $100,000. That one went to eventual 2016 PRCA World Champion Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, AB in the saddle bronc riding. Now a two-time and defending Champion at only 22-years-old, Canada looks to make it four in a row after a 2014 win by Dustin Flundra of Pincher Creek, AB. Six Canadian bronc riders are in the field, including two that finished in the top five in the PRCA World Standings; Thurston, and BC’s Jake Watson.

“These two young men are a great example of the home-grown talent rodeo fans will get to see competing in Calgary this year and they demonstrate the ongoing growth and strength of the sport within Western Canada,” says John Rule, chair of the Calgary Stampede Rodeo committee.

The arena has never been as loud as it was in Calgary as when 68-year-old Mary Burger won the hearts of the city. She’s back to defend her crown along with a field of barrel racers of which, half are new to the Stampede.

“We’re proud to have the opportunity to showcase the best-of-the-best at the Calgary Stampede,” says Rule. “That’s why we call it the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. We invite the greatest rodeo athletes and animals in the world.”

Tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Calgary Stampede, and can be purchased at CalgaryStampede.com




2017 Calgary Stampede Rodeo Contestants – Courtesy of the Calgary Stampede

Saddle Bronc Riding

Pool A July 7 – 10

Jim Berry

Allen Boore

CoBurn Bradshaw

Clay Elliott

Layton Green

Taos Muncy

Audy Reed

Wade Sundell

Jake Watson

Ryder Wright

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Hardy Braden

Jacobs Crawley

Sterling Crawley

Cody DeMoss

Cort Scheer

Zeke Thurston

Cody Wright

Jake Wright

Jesse Wright

Rusty Wright

 




Bareback Riding 

Pool A July 7 – 10

Caleb Bennett

Clayton Biglow

Ty Breuer

Richie Champion

Wyatt Denny

Cole Goodine

Ky Marshall

Tyler Nelson

J R Vezain

Jake Vold

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Tanner Aus

Jake Brown

Mason Clements

Steven Dent

Kaycee Feild

Orin Larsen

Clint Laye

Tim O’Connell

Steven Peebles

Bill Tutor

 




Bull Riding 

Pool A July 7 – 10

Dakota Buttar

Ryan Dirteater

Joe Frost

Jordan Hansen

Mike Lee

Timothy Lipsett

Jess Lockwood

Garrett Smith

Fabiano Vieira

Joao Ricardo Vieira

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Tanner Byrne

Cody Coverchuk

Brennon Eldred

Sage Kimzey

Derek Kolbaba

J B Mauney

Chase Outlaw

Tyler Pankewitz

Brock Radford

Cody Teel

 




Tie-Down Roping  

Pool A July 7 – 10

Trevor Brazile

Marcos Costa

Tyson Durfey

Shane Hanchey

Hunter Herrin

Ryan Jarrett

Riley Pruitt

Cory Solomon

Cade Swor

Marty Yates

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Logan Bird

Al Bouchard

Morgan Grant

J C Malone

Timber Moore

Lee Rombough

Matt Shiozawa

Caleb Smidt

Stetson Vest

Fred Whitfield

 




Steer Wrestling 

Pool A July 7 – 10

Brock Butterfield

Curtis Cassidy

Riley Duvall

Dakota Eldridge

Derek Frank

Nick Guy

Tanner Milan

Josh Peek

Matt Reeves

Jason Thomas

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Bray Armes

Luke Branquinho

Seth Brockman

Cody Cassidy

Ty Erickson

Stockton Graves

Clayton Hass

Kyle Irwin

J D Struxness

Tyler Waguespack

 




Ladies Barrel Racing

Pool A July 7 – 10

Mary Burger

Pamela Capper

Jackie Ganter

Katie Garthwaite

Jana Griemsman

Emily Miller

Kassie Mowry

Kimmie Wall

Kirsty White

Brittney Paige Willis

 

Pool B July 11 – 14

Sherry Cervi

Callahan Crossley

Nancy Csabay

Kathy Grimes

Stevi Hillman

Taylor Langdon

Lisa Lockhart

Amberleigh Moore

Tiany Schuster

Cayla Small

 

 

Who are you most excited to see compete at #Stampede2017? Who do you think will win the $100,000 checks this year?



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