Rowdy Hays leads Canadian sweep in Calgary

Rowdy Hays of Rocky Mountain House led a Canadian podium sweep in steer wrestling during the fifth performance at the Calgary Stampede rodeo Tuesday. Hays finished with a time of 4.4 seconds, followed by Cody Cassidy of Donalda (4.5 seconds) and Straws Milan of Cochrane (4.7 seconds).

CALGARY — Rowdy Hays of Rocky Mountain House led a Canadian podium sweep in steer wrestling during the fifth performance at the Calgary Stampede rodeo Tuesday.

Hays finished with a time of 4.4 seconds, followed by Cody Cassidy of Donalda (4.5 seconds) and Straws Milan of Cochrane (4.7 seconds).

In other action, Jake Vold of Ponoka scored 86 points to win the bareback title. He was followed by William Lowe of the U.S. with 83 points, while Dusty LaValley of Bezanson rounded out the top three with 82 points.

Jesse Wright of the U.S. led an American sweep of saddle bronc with a score of 85.50 points. Jesse Bail was second with 83.50 points, while Cody Wright finished third with 82.50 points.

Matt Shiozawa of the U.S. led another American dominated field in tie-down roping with a time of 6.9 seconds. Fellow countrymen Fred Whitfield (7.2 seconds) and Adam Gray (7.3 seconds) took second and third. Alwin Bouchard of Scandia was fourth with a time of 7.6 seconds.