Tie-Down Roper’s Guide to Calgary Stampede 2024
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Tuf Cooper victory lap Calgary Stampede
Tuf Cooper takes a victory lap at Calgary Stampede | Sean Libin/Libin Sports Photography

The 2024 Calgary Stampede is underway in Alberta, Canada, and the best rodeo athletes, including tie-down ropers have once again gathered to duke it out for the $50,000 win at one of the world’s most prestigious rodeo events.

The Calgary Stampede basics

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Known as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” it attracts over a million visitors from around the world. The event spans ten days and features a variety of activities, including one of the world’s largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing, and First Nations exhibitions.

The rodeo is the highlight of the Calgary Stampede, offering all standard professional events, sparing the team roping and breakaway roping. The chuckwagon races, known as the Rangeland Derby, are another major attraction, drawing crowds to witness the thrilling and competitive races.

The Stampede also emphasizes Western heritage and culture, showcasing the skills and traditions of the cowboy lifestyle. The event has a significant economic impact on the city, contributing to tourism and local businesses. Beyond the entertainment, the Calgary Stampede is deeply rooted in the community, with volunteers playing a crucial role in its organization and success.

The Calgary Stampede format

The Calgary Stampede implemented a new format in 2023, featuring three pools of competitors that compete across three days of competition, with the top four from each pool (for a total of 12) advancing to the championship round on Sunday, June 14. Advancement is determined off total money won across the three rounds in each Pool.

Calgary Stampede 2024 tie-down roping results

Pool A

First round: 1. Tuf Cooper, 7.3 seconds, $7,000; 2. Chance Thiessen, 7.4, $5,500; 3. Shane Smith, 7.7, $4,500; 4. John Douch, 8.0, $3,250; 5. Logan Bird, 8.3, $2,000; 6. Kyle Lucas, 8.4, $1,000; 7. Caleb Smidt, 16.5; 8. Marcos Costa, 17.0; 9. (tie) Blane Cox and Shad Mayfield, NT.

 Second round: 1. John Douch, 7.0 seconds, $7,000; 2. Marcos Costa and Tuf Cooper, 7.1, $5,000 each; 4. Logan Bird, 8.0, $3,250; 5. Shane Smith, 9.9, $2,000; 6. Chance Thiessen, 10.1, $1,000; 7. Kyle Lucas, 12.3; 8. (tie) Shad Mayfield, Caleb Smidt and Blane Cox, NT. 

Third round: 1. Shad Mayfield, 6.4 seconds, $7,000; 2. Tuf Cooper, 7.4, $5,500; 3. Kyle Lucas, 8.1, $4,500; 4. (tie) Blane Cox and Logan Bird, 12.3, $2,625 each; 6. (tie) Caleb Smidt, John Douch, Shane Smith, Marcos Costa and Chance Thiessen, NT. 

Qualifiers: 1. Tuf Cooper; 2. John Douch; 3. Logan Bird; 4. Shad Mayfield.

Pool B

Pool B: First round: 1. Shane Hanchey, 6.7 seconds, $7,000; 2. Westyn Hughes, 7.1, $5,500; 3. Haven Meged, 8.0, $4,500; 4. (tie) Kincade Henry, Dylan Hancock and Beau Cooper, 8.4, $2,083 each; 7. Bryce Derrer, 10.1; 8. Riley Mason Webb, 10.6; 9. Brushton Minton, 13.1; 10. Trevor Hale, NT. Second round: 1. Riley Mason Webb, 7.2 seconds, $7,000; 2. Kincade Henry, 7.3, $5,500; 3. Bryce Derrer, 7.6, $4,500; 4. Beau Cooper, 7.8, $3,250; 5. (tie) Haven Meged and Shane Hanchey, 9.0, $1,500 each; 7. (tie) Trevor Hale, Brushton Minton, Westyn Hughes and Dylan Hancock, NT.