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Grant into contention in two events at the Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede
Calgary Stampede
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To be able to compete at a high level in one event at the Calgary Stampede is challenging. However Morgan Grant of Granton, Ontario on Wednesday has put himself in the position to compete in two events at the Calgary Stampede.

Grant won the steer wrestling competition on Wednesday and is now in third place in the Pool B standings. Grant is also in third place in the tie-down roping competition after finishing in fourth place on Wednesday.

What is remarkable here is that Grant has the opportunity to be in the Sunday showdown in two events. Grant is also making some serious money. After only two days, Grant has earned $5,500 in steer wrestling and $4,000 in tie-down roping. It will be very interesting to monitor his progress throughout the week.

In other Calgary Stampede results, Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa on Awesome leads the saddle bronc, Dusty LaValley of Bezanson, Alberta on Lankey Doodle leads the bareback, J.B. Mauney of Mooresville, North Carolina leads the bull riding, Matt Shiozawa of Chubbuck, Idaho and Shane Hanchey of Sulphur, Louisiana leads tie-down roping, Olin Hannum of Malad, Utah leads steer wrestling and Nancy Hunter of Neloa, Utah leads barrel racing.

Pool B competition will continue through Friday. The top four will qualify directly to Sunday's finals with the rest competing in Saturday's second chance qualifier.

In the chuckwagon racing, Layne MacGillivray of Halkirk, Alberta won night six of competition on Wednesday. The overall leader remains Jason Glass of High River, Alberta.

MacGillvray was a Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby Champion Outrider in 2004, but this could be one of his biggest accomplishments in the sport of chuckwagon racing as a driver. MacGillvrary has been competing regularly in chuckwagon racing since 2000, but this is without a doubt one of his finest achievements. In a sport that is known for experienced drivers reaching success, it is refreshing to hear about the younger crop of drivers.