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Calgary Stampede Day 9 wrap: Final Sunday – rodeo, chucks, Midway and more

We’re into the final Sunday of the Calgary Stampede and it’s been a pretty darn good ride.

The good thing is, there’s still a whole day to get down there and enjoy the action on the Stampede Grounds.

Saturday was a solid day for attendance, pushing the Calgary Stampede ever closer to a 10-day record. There were 151,840 people who came down to the grounds on Saturday, pushing the nine-day total to 1,259,582.

On Sunday, it looks like the weather is going to be just spectacular. Don’t forget to bring some water, because it’s going to be hot.

There’s probably still time to get into see the Drag Brunch at Nashville North (TICKETS – starts at 10:30 a.m.), plus a whole host of agriculture activities at the Nutrien Western Event Centre.

If you have some time, you’ve got to check out motocross jumps at the Monster Energy Compound. There are four shows throughout the day. Here’s a quick look at the action, courtesy Aryn Toombs.

The Monster Energy freestyle motocross show at the Calgary Stampede on Saturday, July 15, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Monster Energy freestyle motocross show at the Calgary Stampede on Saturday, July 15, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Last but not least, there’s no shortage of entertainment at the Calgary Stampede for the final Sunday. Here’s a look at who’s performing Sunday.

Nashville North

Mariya Stokes – 4-5:45 p.m.
Tristan Horncastle - 6-7:45 p.m.
Tenille Arts - 9-10:15 p.m.
Drew Gregory - 10:45-11:45 p.m.

Coca-Cola Stage

Five Roses - 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Jake Vaadeland & The Sturgeon River Boys - 1:45-2:30 p.m.
DAX - 7-7:30 p.m.
The Blue Stones - 8-9 p.m.
Mother Mother - 9:30-11 p.m.

The Big Four Roadhouse

Cypress Hill - 10-11:30 p.m.
Jory Kinjo - 4:45-8 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, go here.

GMC Rangeland Derby and the Calgary Stampede rodeo

It’s Showdown Sunday at the rodeo where riders, ropers and wrestlers will try to land the big cheque and there’s the dash for cash at the chuckwagons, where drivers three drivers will race for the Stampede Championship, $50,000 and a brand-new GMC truck.

There was an incident in the seventh heat of Day 8 at the GMC Rangeland Derby. One of the horses in Kris Molle’s rig was injured in the race and was later euthanized.

No chuckwagon results were posted for July 15.

The final heat for the Day 10 chucks will feature Kurt Bensmiller, Layne MacGillivray and Ross Knight.  

Here are the rodeo results from Day 9:

Bull riding

Trey Kimzey was the only bull rider to stay on for 8 seconds on Day 9 of Calgary Stampede's Bull Riding. Kimzey earns $10,250 to earn a slot in Championship Sunday after riding Out Work'm to an 86.0. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Kimzey, TreyStrong City OKOut Work'm86.00
Benton III, TreyRichards TXHeavy On The GrindBO
Smith, GarrettRexburg IDHaunted HotelBO
Byram, ColtMound City KSRicoBO
Mauney, J.B.Stephenville TXFar To FilthyBO
Morris, LukaseyUnion City OKAlberta SpringsBO
Potter, MaverickWaxahachie TXCadillac StyleBO
Wright, StetsonMilford UTDevils CutBO
Young, CreekRogersville MOClose To The DevilBO
Frost, JoshRandlett UTWolf BaitBO

Saddle bronc

Dawson Hay and Vold's One More Reason brought the Calgary Stampede crowd to their feet with an 89.0 ride on one of the most Saddle Bronc's most competitive days. Hay punched his ticket to Championship Sunday. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Hay, DawsonWildwood ABOne More Reason89.00
Macza, LucasHigh River ABArtic Plum88.50
Andersen, BenRocky Mtn House ABTrump Card88.00
Wright, StuMilford UTCrocket85.50
Newman, SageMelstone MTBurban85.00
Brooks, ChaseDeer Lodge MTWrong Flavour84.50
Ashbacher, KoleArrowwood ABAncient Delivery81.50
Cook, LoganAlto TXWelcome Delivery81.00
Brown, HoustonMiles City MTNight Vision77.50
Pollock, MitchWinnemucca NVXemplary Bubbles77.00


Kade Sonnier wrapped up Pool C on Day 9 in the Calgary Stampede Bareback event scoring an 86.0 on Unfortunate Carma. Sonnier tied in 4h place to advance to Championship Sunday. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Sonnier, KadeCarencro LAUnfortunate Carma86.00
Feild, KayceeGenola UTYoung Carma85.00
Berry, LeightonWeatherford TXFree Shipping85.00
Champion, RichmondStevensville MTSoap Bubbles84.50
Petersen, SamHelena MTMayhem84.50
Broussard, TaylorEstherwood LASesame Street84.00
Lamb, KodySherwood Park ABFlap Jack84.00
Miller, BradleeHuntsville TXAmerican Thumper83.00
Larsen, OrinInglis MBSnap Chat83.00
Goodine, ColeCarbon ABTwin CherryBO

Barrel racing

Molly Otto made the most of Day 9 Barrel Racing with a blazing 17.07 time to propel her to Championship Sunday. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Otto, MollyGrand Forks ND17.070
Allen, KellyStephenville TX17.150
Smalygo, LeslieSkiatook OK17.170
Briggs, JordonTolar TX17.220
Pozzi Tonozzi, BrittanyLampasas TX17.730
Graham, SydneyAbilene TX17.740
Johnson, WendaPawhuska OK17.760
Pinkston, LizStephenville TX18.430
Kosel, SummerGlenham SD22.120
Morgan, ShelleyCanton TX22.460

Tie-down roping

Shane Hanchey was first out in Day 9 Tie Down Roping and he set the bar with a 7.3 that nobody else was able to beat. Hanchey has earned $14,000 so far and earned top spot in Championship Sunday. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Hanchey, ShaneSulphur LA7.3
Cox, BlaneStephenville TX7.4
Harris, TySan Angelo TX7.4
Henry, KincadeMt Pleasant TX7.5
Cooper, TufDecatur TX8.4
Lucas, KyleCarstairs AB10.9
Solomon, CoryPrairie View TX22.5
Murphy, MaconKeatchie LANT
Herrin, HunterApache OKNT
Milligan, TylerPawhuska OKNT

Steer wrestling

BC steer wrestler Stephen Culling advances to Championship Sunday after finishing Day 9 tied for first place with a 3.9 second time. PHOTO BY SENA LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Cure, HunterHolliday TX3.9
Culling, StephenFort St John BC3.9
Irwin, KyleRobertsdale AL4.2
Eldridge, DakotaElko NV4.6
Anderson, BridgerCarrington ND5.4
Parrott, RowdyMamou LA5.7
Lord, EliSturgis SD6.0
Brown, JesseBaker City OR6.4
Jorgensen, StetsonBlackfoot ID8.0
Struxness, JDMilan MNNT