According to the Calgary Stampede website, there are two Canadian cowboys that now occupy the top two positions in the aggregate standings in the bull riding competition of the 2014 Calgary Stampede. Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, British Columbia is in first place and Zane Lambert of Ponoka, Alberta is in second place.
Pozzobon, riding the bull Gold Spring, posted the highest score of Thursday of 87 points. L.J. Jenkins of Porum, Oklahoma was second with a score of 82 points. Lambert was third with 80 points. Only Pozzobon, Jenkins and Lambert were the only bull riders to register a score on Thursday as six bull riders were bucked off.
Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa continues to lead the saddle bronc. On Thursday, Sundell riding Holly Blues, posted a score of 88 points and now has $16,500 to take a commanding lead in the pool B aggregate standings. In the bareback, it was a good day for another Porum, Oklahoma cowboy. Justin McDaniel won Thursday's round with 89 points and is now in second place and only $500 back of Steven Peebles of Redmond, Oregon.
In tie-down roping, Matt Shiozawa of Chubbuck, Idaho separated himself from the pack by posting the fastest time of 6.9 seconds. He now has $15,5000 in the aggregate standings.
In steer wrestling, Matt Reeves of Cross Plains, Utah posted the fastest time of 3.4 seconds and is the overall leader. While in ladies barrel racing, Michele McLeod Whitesboro, Texas posted the fastest time of 17.38 seconds. Nancy Hunter of Neloa, Utah continues to be the leader.
Finally in chuckwagon racing, Gary Gorst of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan posted the fastest time of 1:10.93 on Thursday. Kurt Bensmiller of Dewberry, Alberta took over the lead in the aggregate standings. Kurt Bensmiller is the son of Buddy Bensmiller, one of the greatest chuckwagon drivers in the sport's history.