Stampede Rodeo Champions

Sue Smith Calgary Stampede

Oscar Walters congratulating Idaho’s Sue Smith, as she realizes the Stampede’s Centennial Barrel Racing title is now hers.

The sun has set on the Calgary Stampede’s Centennial rodeo and the champions have been crowned. The Calgary Stampede in its’ Centennial year, presented 10 days of high caliber performances leading up to ‘Rodeo’s Richest Afternoon’. As the mid-afternoon rain lifted in Calgary, six exceptional athletes were each presented with a cheque for $100,000.

Chad Besplug Calgary Stampede

Chad Besplug, of Claresholm, AB, strutting across the rodeo arena to claim his $100,000 check.

This year’s winners are:
Cory Solomon, Prairieview, TX (Tie-Down Roping) 7.7
Kaycee Field, Elk Ridge UT (Bareback) 90.00 – Nelly Kelly
Trevor Knowles, MT Vernon, OR (Steer Wrestling) 3.4
Wade Sundell, Boxholm, IA (Saddle Bronc) 88.50 – Get Smart
Sue Smith, Blackfoot, ID (Barrel Racing) 17.53
Chad Besplug, Claresholm, AB (Bull Riding) 87.00 – Kish This

This year’s champions also receive a trophy bronze and an invitation to next year’s Calgary Stampede Rodeo.