Chet Johnson, a three-time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier from Sheridan, Wyo., has been showing off at the Calgary Stampede.
The 2009 Canadian Finals Rodeo champion won Pool A’s second and third go-rounds and has pocketed $11,000 over the last two days. Now he’s secured a bye into the final round next Sunday and a chance at the $100,000.
“Everybody rode great today, and I just happened to have a great horse from Calgary,” Johnson said of Peigan Warrior, a horse with which he matched for 87.5 points to win Sunday’s third round. “I’ve watched this rodeo since I was a little kid, and it’s a history for me, too. It’s amazing to be here.”
Three-time world champion steer wrestler Luke Branquinho has the biggest earnings so far with $14,000, followed closely by reigning world champion bareback rider Kaycee Feild, who has pocketed $13,500.
I love watching the broadcast via the Internet, and everyone who is keeping up with the action can tell why it’s called “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.”