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Contestants for The World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Canada’s richest two days of roping are locked in for Stampede 2024

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Contestants for The World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Canada’s richest two days of roping are locked in for Stampede 2024

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The Calgary Stampede runs July 5-14, 2024.

June 24, 2024

Calgary – With just two weeks remaining until the start of the 2024 Calgary Stampede Rodeo, and 18 days until the Stampede’s Rocky Mountain Cup, 270 of the world’s best rodeo athletes are getting ready to bring their best to The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth.

The World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo will continue this year with the expanded format established in 2023, featuring 30 of the top athletes in each of the six events — Bareback Riding, Barrel Racing, Tie Down Roping, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Bull Riding — broken into three hotly contested pools. The top four athletes in each pool will advance to Showdown Sunday, earning the chance to take a run at the Championship! New this year, fans are encouraged to wear Stampede Red on Sunday, July 14 for Red Hot Championship Sunday. It promises to be 10 days of fierce competition and the Calgary Stampede is proud to announce the full lineup of athletes who will compete in 2024.

“We are excited to paint GMC Stadium red as we crown our 2024 Calgary Stampede Champions,” says Kristina Barnes, Director of Agriculture & Western Events for the Calgary Stampede. “This year’s lineup of competitors is exceptional and features some fantastic home-grown talent. We know they will lay it all on the line for a shot at the Championship while being cheered on by that Red Hot Sunday crowd.”

Among the local talent, the Saddle Bronc event once again sees Alberta’s Logan Hay, the 2022 Champion, joined in the event by brother and 2023 Champion, Dawson. There’s also another family member aiming to match the family’s winning ways. Cousin Ben Andersen is again competing in Calgary and will be looking to best the Hay brothers. Of course, three-time champ Zeke Thurston of Big Valley, Alberta will be looking to beat them all.

In Bull Riding, competition includes both 2023 Stampede Champion Jared Parsonage of Saskatchewan and Edgar Duranzo of Mexico who went head-to-head at the 2023 Canadian Finals Rodeo, with Duranzo ultimately winning the 2023 Canadian Champion title. While both Parsonage and Duranzo are each two-time Canadian Champions, bull rider Jake Gardner has a substantial lead on them in the 2024 Canadian standings, where he currently holds the top spot.

Canadian Blake Molle has a need for speed in Barrel Racing that she comes by naturally. Daughter of 2022 Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Champion Kris Molle, Blake made a name for herself in the 2023 Canadian standings, earning her an invitation to this year’s Stampede. The rookie rider will be up against an incredibly strong field of riders, including another local who qualified to compete earlier this month.   

Albertan Bailey Smith raced and roped her way to competition in two different arenas this year at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth by coming up big in two Calgary Stampede qualifying events. Breakaway roping made its Stampede debut in 2023, as an addition to the Rocky Mountain Cup. The 2024 Calgary Stampede Ladies Breakaway Roping Qualifier took place June 4 -5 at the Nutrien Western Event Centre and saw Smith earn her spot.

This year, the 2024 Rocky Mountain Cup will be expanded to a two-day event, with Breakaway Roping on July 9 and Team Roping on July 10 in the Nutrien Western Event Centre and is free with admission to the 2024 Calgary Stampede. Tickets are going fast for the 2024 Stampede Rodeo and Evening Show, July 5-14. For the best seats in the house, get yours today by visiting

Bareback Riding – Presented by: Bennett Jones
Leighton Berry
Dantan Bertsch
Waylon Bourgeois
Mason Clements
Cole Franks
Clint Laye
Nicholas Pelke
Cole Reiner
Kade Sonnier *
Weston Timberman
Tanner Aus
Brayze Schill
Taylor Broussard
Richmond Champion
Cooper Cooke
R.C. Landingham
Bronc Marriott
Bradlee Miller
Rocker Steiner
Ty Taypotat
Kody Lamb
Orin Larsen
Jacob Lees
Lane McGehee
Sam Petersen
Jess Pope
Jayco Roper
Garrett Shadbolt
Mason Stuller
Dean Thompson

Barrel Racing – Presented by: Calgary Herald
Emily Beisel
Jordon Briggs
Lynette Brodoway
Taylor Carver
Ashley Castleberry
Karli Cowie
Stevi Hillman
Wenda Johnson
Paige Jones
Hailey Kinsel
Summer Kosel
Halyn Lide
Lisa Lockhart
Taylor Manning
Taycie Matthews
Blake Molle
Chelsea Moore
Kassie Mowry
Carlee Otero
Abby Phillips
Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi *
Ilyssa Riley
Jessica Routier
Tiany Schuster
Katelyn Scott
Leslie Smalygo
Bailey Smith
Sue Smith
Sara Winkelman
Sissy Winn

Tie Down Roping – Presented by: Halliburton
Logan Bird
Tuf Cooper
Beau Cooper *
Marcos Costa
Blane Cox
Tom Crouse
Bryce Derrer
John Douch
Garrett Elmore
Trevor Hale
Shane Hanchey
Dylan Hancock
Joel Harris
Ty Harris
Kincade Henry
Quade Hiatt
Westyn Hughes
Kyle Lucas
Shad Mayfield
Haven Meged
Tyler Milligan
Brushton Minton
Macon Murphy
Caleb Smidt
Shane Smith
Cory Solomon
Pecos Tatum
Chance Thiessen
Riley Webb
Marty Yates

Saddle Bronc Riding – Presented by: Cenovus Energy
Ben Andersen
Allen Boore
Damian Brennan
Chase Brooks
Kade Bruno
Trenton Burd
Tanner Butner
Wyatt Casper
Logan Cook
Sterling Crawley
Brody Cress
Isaac Diaz
Cole Elshere
Parker Fleet
Layton Green
Dawson Hay *
Logan Hay
Lefty Holman
Lucas Macza
Traylin Martin
Sage Newman
Ryder Sanford
Cort Scheer
Riggin Smith
Zeke Thurston
Kolby Wanchuk
Brody Wells
Statler Wright
Stetson Wright
Ryder Wright

Steer Wrestling – Presented by: Plains
Tucker Allen
Bridger Anderson
Walt Arnold
Stan Branco
Jesse Brown
Tanner Brunner
Harley Cole
Stephen Culling
Cody Devers
Jacob Edler
Dakota Eldridge
Ty Erickson
Scott Guenthner *
Nick Guy
Clayton Hass
Kyle Irwin
Stetson Jorgensen
Trisyn Kalawaia
Will Lummus
Dalton Massey
Ty Miller
Travis Munro
Don Payne
Tyler Pearson
Cash Robb
Justin Shaffer
JD Struxness
Jacob Talley
Dirk Tavenner
Cole Walker

Bull Riding – Presented by: WestJet
Jeff Askey
Dustin Boquet
Weston Davidson
Chase Dougherty
Edgar Durazo
Josh Frost
Jake Gardner
TJ Gray
Ky Hamilton
Jordan Hansen
Trey Holston
Tristen Hutchings
Cooper James
Roscoe Jarboe
Sage Kimzey
Trey Kimzey
Luke Mast
Mason Moody
Jared Parsonage *
Coy Robbins
Clayton Sellars
Maverick Smith
JR Stratford
Cody Teel
Nick Tetz
Jace Trosclair
Hayes Weight
Stetson Wright
Brody Yeary
Creek Young

Rocky Mountain Cup – Team Roping, Heeler
Dylin Ahlstrom
Tanner Braden
Paden Bray
Jeremy Buhler
Brady Chappel
Clay Clayman
Cole Curry
JC Flake
Landen Glenn
Dillon Graham
Travis Graves
Clay Green
Jake Long
Tyler McKnight
Tyce McLeod
Logan Medlin *
Brady Minor
Lane Mitchell
Ryan Motes
Junior Nogueira
Kaden Profili
Boogie Ray
Calgary Smith
Patrick Smith
Logan Spady
Sid Sporer
Wesley Thorp
Jonathan Torres
Kollin VonAhn
Chris Young

Rocky Mountain Cup – Team Roping, Header
Lightning Aguilera
Dustin Bird
Logan Bonnett
Kash Bonnett
Wyatt Bray
Luke Brown
Jr Dees
Cyle Denison
Kaleb Driggers
Cash Duty
Ramiro Gonzalez
Dawson Graham
Brenten Hall
Devon Johnson
Roland McFadden
Tee McLeod
Tuftin McLeod
Riley Minor
Coleman Proctor *
Kolton Schmidt
Reno Stoebner
Clint Summers
Marcus Theriot
Cole Thomas
Tanner Tomlinson
Brady Tryan
Aaron Tsinigine
Tyler Wade
Nelson Wyatt
J.C. Yeahquo

Rocky Mountain Cup – Breakaway Roping
Martha Angelone
Sarah Angelone
Jessie Armstrong
Macy Auclair
Mary Beth Beam
Shaya Biever
Makayla Boisjoli
Shelby Boisjoli-Meged
Taylor Bunnage
Josie Conner
Maddy Deerman
Kelsie Domer
Jessi Everett
Rickie Fanning
Bradi Good
TiAda Gray
Jordan Jo Hollabaugh
Erin Johnson
Danielle Lowman
Cheyanne McCartney
Taylor Munsell *
Kendal Pierson
Bailey Smith
Tacy Webb
Addie Weil
Bradi Whiteside
Joey Williams
Hali Williams
Willow Wilson
Macy Young

*denotes the 2023 Calgary Stampede winner.

About the Calgary Stampede
The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

SOURCE: Calgary Stampede News Release

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