Three Canadians win rodeo events on day two of 2024 Calgary Stampede

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Pool A play continued on Saturday at the 2024 Calgary Stampede with three Canadians victorious. Those who placed first were Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta in the saddle bronc, Nick Tetz of Calgary, Alberta in the bull riding, and Stephen Culling of Fort St. John, British Columbia in the steer wrestling.

In the saddle bronc, Thurston posted the best score of 85.5 points. Riggin Smith of Winterset, Iowa was in second place with 85 points, and Lefty Holman of Visalia, California finished in third place with 84.5 points. In the bull riding, Tetz was the only cowboy to post a score, as he had 85 points. The other nine bull riders were bucked off. In the steer wrestling, Culling posted the fastest time of 3.9 seconds. Don Payne of Stephenville, Texas finished in second place with a time of 4.8 seconds. Dalton Massey of Hermiston, Oregon finished in third place with a time of five seconds.

In the saddle bronc Pool A aggregate standings, Thurston is in second place with $8500. Smith leads with $1250. In the bull riding Pool A aggregate standings, Tetz has the commanding lead with $26,700. Hayes Weight of Goshen, Utah is second with $7200. Wyatt Gleeson of Sundre, Alberta is third with $5700. In the tie down roping, Shane Smith of Wimborne, Alberta is third with $6500. Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas is the leader with $12000, and John Douch of Huntsville, Texas is second with $10250. In the steer wrestling, Culling is in third with $8000. He is behind Massey at $11500, and Payne at $10000.

Meanwhile in the Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Racing, Chanse Vigen of Calgary, Alberta had the fastest time on Saturday of 1:11.76. The overall leader is Jason Glass of High River, Alberta at 2:23.39.



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