Zane Lambert of Ponoka, Alberta posted the second best bull riding score of the 2018 Calgary Stampede on Wednesday. Lambert’s score of 88 points on the bull Ivy League was the highest score on Wednesday and the second highest score of the event so far.
Lambert had two and a half more points than Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Montana, who was in second place with 85.5 points. Sage Kimzey of Strong City, Oklahoma was in third place with 85 points. The best bull riding score of the 2018 Calgary Stampede to date came from Chase Outlaw of Hamburg, Arkansas, who had 88.5 points on Saturday.
Two other Canadians finished in the top three on Wednesday. In steer wrestling, Brendan Laye of Consort, Alberta was in third place in the steer wrestling and Carman Pozzobon of Savona, British Columbia was in second place in the ladies’ barrel racing.
In steer wrestling, Laye had a time of 4.3 seconds. He was four tenths of a second faster than Scott Guenthner of Consort, Alberta, who finished in fourth with a time of 4.7 seconds. Dakota Eldridge of Elko, Nevada, had the fastest time of 4.1 seconds. Jon Ragatz of Beetown, Wisconsin was second with a time of 4.2 seconds.
In ladies barrel racing, Pozzobon had a second place time of 17.46 seconds. She reached the top three by .09 seconds as Carley Richardson of Pampa, Texas was in fourth place with a time of 17.55 seconds. Hailey Kinsel of Cotulla, Texas had the fastest time of 17.28 seconds and Jessica Routier of Buffalo, South Dakota was in third place with a time of 17.47 seconds.
After the second day of Pool B competition, Lambert is tied for second place with Derek Kolbaba of Walla Walla, Washington. Laye and Pozzobon are in second place.
In chuckwagon racing, Kurt Bensmiller of Dewberry, Alberta had the fastest time of 1:11.56. In other chuckwagon news, Obrey Motowylo of Bluffton, Alberta broke his shoulder and sprained his ankle on Tuesday during a serious crash. Meanwhile a horse belonging to driver Chad Harden of Mulhurst Bay, Alberta was euthanized after it broke its leg on Wednesday.