6. Thurston claims back to back Stampede titles

CALGARY, Alberta — There was one lone Canadian to earn one the of big checks at the 2016 Calgary Stampede.

That lone Canuck? None other than 22 year-old phenom and now back-to-back Stampede Champion, Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, AB.

“I was like ‘this is kind of deja-vu’ because I had Awesome last year and was 89 on him, and today I was 87 on him,” Thurston told Dianne Finstad for the Stampede’s website in July. “Then going to go to the four round and to have Spring Planting, I was like ‘man, I’ve seen this before’. It was kind of crazy.”

“I’ve been very blessed to have had some success, especially at the biggest rodeo in the world.”

That comment on the biggest rodeo in the world doesn’t include that one in December, but that one is for another time…


Biggest Moments of 2016

6. Thurston claims back to back Stampede titles

7. Hansen returns to win Canadian Championship

8. Edmonton to host million-dollar PBR

9. Canadian Cowboy Ski Race passes $50,000 mark

10. CFR 44 and 45 to remain in Edmonton

Worst Wrecks of 2016

6. Doubling Down in Innisfail

7. Team Ropers wreck too

8. Hordern gets hooked in Manor

9. Hofer gets stomped by Mick’s Mouse

10. Hank gets hooked by the escalator


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