Canada’s Richest Day of Team Roping to Debut at Stampede 2022
Calgary – The Calgary Stampede, in partnership with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), is excited to welcome 30 of the world’s best teams to the Rocky Mountain Cup Professional Team Roping at the 2022 Calgary Stampede. This brand new, high-calibre Team Roping competition will take place in the Nutrien Western Event Centre on Tuesday, July 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
“The Rocky Mountain Cup will be Canada’s richest day of Team Roping, with $100,000 in prize money at stake,” says Kristina Barnes, Manager of Agriculture & Western Events for the Calgary Stampede. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome the world’s top competitors to the Calgary Stampede and showcase this extremely popular sport to our community”
The top five teams in Canada, as well as the top 25 PRCA teams will make up the field in 2022. Every team competes in the first two rounds, with the top eight competing in the semi-finals for one of four spots in the Showdown.
Team Roping competitor Steele DePaoli says “The Calgary Stampede showcasing Team Roping is an amazing step forward in the industry. Team Roping plays an integral role in Professional Rodeo and the everyday ranching life. The Calgary Stampede will do exactly what Calgary does and produce an amazing fast-paced production for the fans.” DePaoli, who grew up just outside of Longview, Alberta notes he is excited to have qualified to compete with some of the world’s top athletes as they display their talents at the 2022 Stampede.
Admission to the Rocky Mountain Cup is free of charge and included with admission to Stampede Park. The event will also be broadcast on the Wrangler Network and the Cowboy Channel. Catch the Rocky Mountain Cup and all your favourite Stampede events with your Stampede SuperPass! Get unlimited entry to Stampede Park all 10 days for just $49 plus GST. For more information visit, CalgaryStampede.com.
Team Roping Competitors:
Aguilera, Lightning Begay, Derrick Bonnett, Kash Brown, Luke Carroll, Shay
Depaoli, Steele Driggers, Kaleb Egusquiza, Dustin Graham, Dawson Kesler, Quinn PRCA Kidd, Cory
Arnold, Evan Ashford, Ross Bray, Paden Buhler, Jeremy Cardoza, Russell Chappel, Brady Cox, Wyatt Edwards, Jake Graham, Dillon Graves, Travis Hendrix, Caleb Koch, Hunter
Kilgus, Zack McLeod, Tee Proctor, Coleman Rahlmann, Coy Richard, Rhen Rogers, Erich Sartain, Nick Schmidt, Kolton Snow, Cody Stoebner, Reno Summers, Clint Tomlinson, Tanner Tonozzi, Garrett Torres, Josh Tsinigine, Aaron Ullery, Clay
Wade, Tyler Waters, Tyler
About the Calgary Stampede
Lockett, Kyle Lord, Levi McKnight, Tyler McLeod, Tyce Medlin, Logan Mitchell, Lane Motes, Ryan Nogueira, Junior Payne, Coleby Rich, Douglas Rogers, Austin Smith, Patrick Spady, Logan Sporer, Sid Thorp, Wesley Torres, Jonathan Warren, Riley Yates, Trey
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together; we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.
About The PRCA
The PRCA, headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colo., is recognized as the unsurpassed leader in sanctioning the sport of professional rodeo. The PRCA’s mission is to unify membership in providing an innovative fan experience, to grow the sport of professional rodeo and provide new expanded opportunities for our membership and sponsors. Since 1986, the PRCA has paid out more than $1 billion in prize money to its contestants. The PRCA offers the best cowboys and the best rodeos, delivering the best fan experience while positively impacting our communities and embracing the spirit of the West. A membership-based organization, the PRCA sanctioned more than 840 events in 2021, and there are more than 40 million rodeo fans in the U.S. The sport’s marquee event, the National Finals Rodeo, has increased its payout to more than $10.9 million in 2022. The PRCA televises the sport’s premier events, with the world-renowned National Finals Rodeo on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV and streaming on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App. There were more than 600 rodeos streamed on the PRCA on Cowboy Channel Plus App in 2021. PRCA-sanctioned rodeos donate more than $40 million to local and national charities every year. For comprehensive coverage of the cowboy sport, read ProRodeo Sports News, the official publication of the PRCA. The digital PSN and daily updates of news and results can be found on the PRCA’s official website, www.prorodeo.com.
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