The Calgary Stampede has announced the list of 120 top-tier rodeo athletes from across North America and Brazil that will be competing at this year’s Stampede for the Calgary Stampede Championship.
The lineup includes an array of Canadian talent, including local cowboy Connor Hamilton. Hamilton was born and raised in Calgary, and earned his very first invitation to compete at the Calgary Stampede.
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“It is a great opportunity for our community to see some of our local talent shine over the 10 days, as they compete alongside the best of the best in professional rodeo,” said Kynan Vine, Manager of Western Events for the Stampede, in a release.
“We are excited to include skilled young local competitors like Connor Hamilton who we’ve seen rise through the sport over the last few years.”
All six of the 2018 Calgary Stampede champions will also return in 2019 to defend their titles and will be joined by rodeo’s premier athletes from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Professional Bull Riders.
Along with the title, riders will also be competing for the $2 million in prize money up for grabs at this year’s stampede.
See here for a full list of the 2019 lineup of athletes.
When: July 5 to 14, 2019
Time: Starting daily at 1:30 pm
Where: Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Starting from $39