Tie down roper Tuf Cooper clinched his first Canadian championship over the weekend, earning $27,667 at the Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton, Alberta. He’s also heading back to the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in two weeks No. 2 in the world standings, making his third straight trip. But he’s not the first American to win the Canadian title.
Who is the first American rodeo contestant to win a Canadian championship, and what year did it happen?
Ted Stovin / November 17, 2010
Lisa Lockhart 2006
Ted Harbin / November 17, 2010
Ted, that is an awesome answer. But it’s not correct. Lisa Lockhart is the first American woman to win the Canadian crown, but not the first American.
Kelli Wright / November 17, 2010
Tyson Durfey – tie-down in 2006?
Ted Stovin / November 18, 2010
Jeff Chapman 05 CR
Ted Harbin / November 18, 2010
Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner. Another great guess from Ted Stovin, but Kelli gets another one. Tyson Durfey of Colbert, Wash., won the 2006 calf roping title, one event BEFORE Lisa Lockhart won in barrel racing.