According to the Calgary Stampede website, Scott Schiffner of Strathmore won the 2014 Calgary Stampede bull riding competition, the signature event of one of the world's most prestigious rodeo competitions. Schiffner posted a score of 89.5 points on Mr. Buddy to beat Ty Pozzobon of Merritt, British Columbia by 1.5 points.
Two other Canadian cowboys were victorious on Sunday. In the saddle bronc, Dustin Flundra of Pincher Creek, Alberta beat Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa after the two cowboys posted identical scores of 89 in the final. Flundra on Holly Blues had 87.5 points in the tie-breaker, while Flundra had 86 points.
In tie-down roping, Morgan Grant of Granton, Ontario posted the fastest time of seven seconds to beat Matt Shiozawa of Chubbuck, Idaho and Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas by seven tenths of a second. Grant, who now lives in Texas, also finished in second place in the steer wrestling behind Trevor Knowles of Mount Vernon, Oregon. It was quite the rookie performance for Grant. Yes, he only has competed in one Calgary Stampede, but his performance this past week will go down in history as one of the greatest in Calgary Stampede history.
In bareback, Kaycee Feild of Spanish Fork, Utah won his second Calgary Stampede in three years on Mucho Dinero. Feild posted a score of 92 points to beat Steven Peebles of Redmond, Oregon by two points.
In ladies barrel racing, it was an all American final. Kaley Bass of Kissimmee, Florida beat out Jean Winters of Texline, Texas and Fallon Taylor of Whitesboro, Texas by one hundredth of a second. Bass had a time of 17.61 while Winters and Taylor were at 17.62. It was a tough final for Britany Diaz of Bismarck, North Dakota, who knocked down her first barrel and was out of contention after that.
Finally in chuckwagon racing, Kurt Bensmiller of Dewberry, Alberta won the Rangeland Derby dash for cash. Kurt's father Buddy won the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby in 1978, 1989 and 2003. Bensmiller had a time of 1:10.75 to beat Rae Croteau Jr. of Sundre, Alberta by 0.6 seconds. Pre-tournament favourite Jason Glass of High River, Alberta got off to a lousy start and was out of contention early in the race.