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Five Canadian cowboys advance to final of Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede
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According to the Calgary Stampede website, five Canadian cowboys have advanced to the Sunday Showdown of the 2014 Calgary Stampede through Wildcard Saturday. The list includes saddle bronc rider Dustin Flundra of Pincher Creek, Alberta, bareback rider Dusty LaValley of Bezanson, Alberta, tie down ropers Al Bouchard of Scandia, Alberta and Curtis Cassidy of Donalda, Alberta and steer wrestler Clayton Moore of Pouce Coupe, British Columbia.

Bouchard and Cassidy were the best tie-down ropers on Saturday. Bouchard posted a time of 7.3 seconds. Cassidy posted a time of 7.9 seconds.

Moore won the steer wrestler competition by 0.8 seconds over Bray Armes of Ponder, Texas and Cochrane, Alberta's Straw Milan. Armes advanced to Sunday's final with Moore because of the money earning coutback rules. During the week, Armes earned $8,000 compared to Milan's $4,000.

In saddle bronc, Flundra on Until Kamloops posted the best score of 86.5 points. Sterling Crawley of Stephenville, Texas also advanced with 85 points on Sundance.

In the bareback, LaValley posted the best score of 86 points. He was a half a point more than Clint Cannon of Walker, Texas.

Other cowboys who are in Sunday's final include Joao Ricardo Vieira of Brazil and L.J. Jenkins of Porum, Oklahoma in bull riding. In women's barrel racing, Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, Texas and Lisa Lockhart of Oelrichs, South Dakota are also in the final.

In the chuckwagon racing, the four finalists in the 2014 Rangeland Derby are Kurt Bensmiller of Dewberry, Alberta, Rae Croteau Jr. of Sundre, Alberta, Jason Glass of High River, Alberta and Gary Gorst of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The chuckwagon final will be seen at 8:00 p.m. MT on CBC. The coverage can also be seen on the Internet at, and be heard on the radio on Country 99.7 FM in Bonnyville and on CKFM 96.5 FM in Olds.

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