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Calgary Stampede 2023 Finals, Day 10 wrap up: Attendance, rodeo and chucks

It was a Calgary Stampede to remember, for both visitors and athletes alike.

Attendance finished strong but not overwhelming on Sunday amid bright, sunny skies and warm temperatures.

There were 125,050 who made their way down to the Calgary Stampede grounds on Sunday, bringing the full, 10-day total to 1,384,632. It fell just shy of the record attendance of 1,409,371 set in 2012. Still, it was enough to be the second most of all time, beating the prior number two spot of 1,275,465.

Cowboys Rangeland Derby and Calgary Stampede Rodeo

It was also a big day in the infield, as rodeo athletes collected their big paydays for stellar performances and chuckwagon drivers dashed for cash in Sunday night’s main event.

The final night of the chucks also saw the retirements of three big names in pro chuckwagon driving, with Mark Sutherland, Vern Nolin and Codey McCurrach hanging up the reins.   

In the final heat, Layne MacGillivray won the big race, locking up the $50,000 cheque and a new GMC truck. Here are the full results. (SD denotes showdown winners)

Layne MacGillivray races towards a $50,000 winning finish at the Cowboys Rangeland Derby at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 16, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
1Rae CroteauCinch Oilfield Hauling1:12.670001:12.6700
1 (SD)Layne MacGillivraySpray Lake Sawmills1:13.240001:13.2400
2Wade SalmondDe Havilland Aircraft1:13.430001:13.4300
3Chanse VigenKMA1:13.470001:13.4700
2 (SD)Kurt BensmillerGrey Eagle Resort & Casino1:13.580001:13.5800
3 (SD)Ross KnightMobSquad1:14.550001:14.5500
4Chance BensmillerEllisDon1:14.670001:14.6700
5Jamie LaboucaneCowboys1:15.080001:15.0800
6Kris MolleGraf Mechanical1:15.110001:15.1100
7Todd BaptisteCEAT Speciality Group1:15.120001:15.1200
8Dallas DyckNorthback1:15.140001:15.1400
9Kirk SutherlandShaw GMC1:15.190001:15.1900
10Jason GlassBirchcliff Energy1:15.360001:15.3600
11Mark SutherlandPidherney's1:15.440001:15.4400
12Troy DorchesterCam Clark Ford1:15.450001:15.4500
13Danny RinguetteRanchmen's1:15.760001:15.7600
14Mitch SutherlandCross Country Canada Supplies and Rental1:15.780001:15.7800
15Obrey MotowyloShel-Bar Electronic Industries1:16.180001:16.1800
16Evan SalmondDe Havilland Aircraft1:16.190001:16.1900
17Codey McCurrachPCL Construction1:16.290001:16.2900
18Vern NolinSemerra1:16.380001:16.3800
19Cody RidsdaleLaPrairie Group1:16.440001:16.4400
20Jordie FikeTronic Data Inc.1:16.680001:16.6800
21Doug IrvineVisitLethbridge.com1:17.270001:17.2700
22Chad FikeSummit Fleet1:14.630051:19.6300
23Preston FaithfulMeguinis Enterprises1:14.790051:19.7900
24Darcy FladDynamic Industrial Solutions1:16.140051:21.1400
Owner of Cowboys, Paul Vickers, presents a cheque for $50,000 to Cowboys Rangeland Derby winner Layne MacGillivray at the Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 16, 2023. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Calgary Stampede rodeo

Barrel racing

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi became the 2023 Calgary Stampede Ladies Barrel Racing champion on Sunday, July 16, 2023. SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Steer wrestling

Scott Guenthner won the Calgary Stampede Steer Wrestling with a blazing time of 3.2 seconds, just 2/10ths off the arena record. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Tie-down roping

Alberta tie-down roper Beau Cooper finished the 2023 Calgary Stampede as a champion after turning in a 7.0 second time, on July 16, 2023. SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY


Kade Sonnier drew Virgil on Showdown Sunday and rode to a 92.0 to win the 2023 Calgary Stampede Bareback event. SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Saddle bronc

Dawson Hay became the 2023 Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc champion after riding Xplosive Skies to a 92.0. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Bull riding

Jared Parsonage won the 2023 Calgary Stampede Bull Riding after riding Wild Time to an 89.0. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY