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Texans perform well at Calgary Stampede

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According to the Calgary Stampede website, three Texans are in the lead at the Calgary Stampede as of Saturday. Fred Whitfield of Hockley, Texas and Tuf Cooper of Decatur, Texas each lead the tie-down roping competition and Brittany Pozzi of Victoria, Texas leads the women's barrel racing competition.

In the second full day of competition, Whitfield posted a time of 7.3 seconds to beat Cooper by a tenth of a second. Whitfield and Cooper are tied for first place in the overall aggregate standings for Pool A as they have each won $9,000 to date.

In barrel racing, Pozzi had the fastest time on day two of 17.69 seconds. She was a tenth of a second faster than Kim Schulze of Larkspur, Colorado. Pozzi, who finished third on Friday, was able to pass Kaley Bass of Kissimmee, Florida and Mary Walker of Ennis, Texas into first place in the aggregate standings. Walker and Bass each struggled on Saturday.

In bareback, two Alberta cowboys find themselves tied for the lead in the aggregate standings. Clint Laye of Cadogan, Alberta and Jake Vold of Ponoka, Alberta each have $6,500 to date to lead the competition. Vold finished tied for second Saturday and Laye was fourth.

In saddle bronc, the new pool A aggregate leader is Heith DeMoss of Heflin, Louisiana. DeMoss posted a score of 86.5 points Saturday, tied for the best score of the day with Jesse Wright of Milford, Utah. DeMoss has $7,500, which is $5,000 more than Isaac Diaz of Desdemona, Texas in the aggregate standings.

In bull riding, Chase Outlaw of Hamburg, Arkansas is dominating the field. Outlaw has the maximum $11,000 so far after posting the best score for the second straight day. Outlaw's score was 85 points on Saturday and leads Dakota Buttar of Kindersley, Saskatchewan and Tyler Smith of Fruita, Colorado by $6,500 each.

In steer wrestling, Tyler Pearson of Independance, Colorado, moved into a first place tie with Luke Branquinho of Los Alamos, California in the aggregate standings. Pearson and Branquinho have $5,500 each after Pearson beat Billy Bugenig of Ferndale, California by a tenth of a second to post the fastest time of 4.1 seconds on Saturday.

In chuckwagon racing, Kirk Sutherland of Grande Prairie, Alberta posted the fastest time of 1:11.98 to beat Wayne Knight of St. Walburg, Saskatchewan by 0.15 seconds. Sutherland also posted the fastest time on Friday as well.