b'19 Calgary Stampede 2023 Report to the CommunityThe crowd roars during the CowboysRodeos toughest competitors Rangeland Derby Chuckwagon Races get ready to compete2023 celebrated 100 Years of Chuckwagon Racing with thunderingGMC Stadium was full of cheering fans to see a Canadian cowboy hooves and roaring crowds. A nearly sold-out GMC Stadium tookwin the tie-down roping title, which hadnt happened since 2014. in the thrilling action over nine nightly heats as 27 ChuckwagonBeau Cooper, just 21, backed into the box in the final round and Drivers, supported by their outriders and 162 horses vied for prizestuck a smooth 7.0-second run to take the big win. Kade Sonnier money and bragging rights. After 10 nights of racing, Laynewon the Bareback Riding Championship by flawlessly riding MacGillivray won the championship, taking home a cool $50,000two-time horse of the year, Virgil. This was the highest marked and a brand-new GMC truck. Kurt Bensmiller held steady inBareback ride of the 2023 Calgary Stampede. Scott Guenther second place, also taking home the safety awardbest aggregatecaptured the Steer Wrestling title on Championship Sunday by running time with no penaltiesand $25,000. recording a 3.2-second run, which was the fastest time of the The fan-favourite Relay Races returned to GMC Stadium this year.week. Scott dominated the field during the 10 days as he had three Each night after the Cowboys Rangeland Derby, the bestout of the top four fastest runs throughout the 2023 Calgary Indigenous Relay Racing teams took to the track to show off theirStampede. Dawson Hay solidified his place in history by recording incredible horsemanship skills, with riders mounted barebacka 92-point ride in the final four round on the legendary Calgary racing the track at top speed. New this year, a single-lap womensStampede bucking horse, Xplosive Skies. Dawson now joins his race was added, with fearless female riders paired with the fastestbrother, uncle and father as a Calgary Stampede Champion Saddle horses flying around the track to the finish line.Bronc Rider. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi captured the Barrel Racing Championship title, clocking in at 17.11, riding her horse Benny. Every afternoon of Stampede 2023, cowboys and cowgirls facedJared Parsonage took home the big win in the Bull Riding event, off in a furious display of skill and grit. New this year, an expandedholding on for the full 8 seconds for a score of 89 points riding format featured 30 of the top athletes in each event, broken intoWild Time.three hotly contested pools. The top 12 in each event advanced to Showdown Sunday, with four moving on to the finals to take a runSince 1912, Elbow River Camp presented by Enbridge has been an at the Championship. integral part of the Calgary Stampede. Families from the local Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Stoney Nakoda and Tsuutina First Nations travelled to Calgary and set up camp to participate in the Stampede from its very start in 1912. Continuing this tradition, everyone is welcomed each year to experience the cultures of Treaty 7 First Nations peoples. Guests were once again invited to experience these cultures in Elbow River Camp for Stampede 2023. Inside Elbow River Camp, guests found 24 tipis to visit, local artisans selling jewelry and art, bannock and saskatoonberry jam, traditional dancing and much more. A highlight in 2023 included the Youth Powwow, where inspiring young people ran the show, High-adrenaline action atfrom drumming to arena directing to emceeing and more. the nightly Relay Races'