Three Canadians advanced from pool B to the Sunday showdown of the 2018 Calgary Stampede on Friday. They were Marcos Gloria of Edmonton, Alberta in bull riding, Brendan Laye of Consort, Alberta in steer wrestling and Carman Pozzobon of Savona, British Columbia in ladies barrel racing.
In bull riding, Marcos Gloria of Edmonton, Alberta on the bull Whiskey Hand had the highest score on Friday of 90.5 points. With the excellent performance, Gloria moved into a fourth place tie with Jess Lockwood of Volborg, Montana and J.B. Mauney of Statesville, North Carolina. Gloria advanced to the Sunday Showdown because he was the only cowboy among the three to have the best score on one day.
In steer wrestling, Laye only had the sixth fastest time on Friday of 4.8 seconds. However, it was good enough for him to finish in a third place tie overall in Pool B with Trevor Knowles of Mount Vernon, Oregon.
In ladies barrel racing on Friday, Pozzobon had the third fastest time of 17.26 seconds (behind Hailey Kinsel of Cotulla, Texas and Carley Richardson of Pampa, Texas). Pozzobon finished second in Pool B behind Kinzel.
In the chuckwagon racing, Jason Glass of High River, Alberta notched the fastest time for the second time in three days. His time on Friday was 1:10.77.