Thanks to a run of 1:15:73 Thursday night, Westerose’s Troy Dorchester has taken the lead to start the World Professional Chuckwagon Association season at the Grande Prairie Stompede. The grandson of hall-of-fame cowboy Tom Dorchester sits at 2:32:45 after two nights, passing early lead Jason Glass. If he continues to drop almost a second a night, he could beat Rick Fraser’s track record by the end of the five-day event.
Grande Prairie’s Mark Sutherland is still a contender in 4th place, followed by his dad Kelly in 5th. Kirk Sutherland is 12th and Mike Vigen is 13th. Lee Adamson still leads the All Pro Chucks with 2:28:18 while Derek Aebley is still at the front of the Western Chuckwagon Association with a two-day total of 2:34:70.
Americans are in the lead in several rodeo events at the Stompede. Andy Reed of Sparman, Texas rode Kiss N’ Kate to an 83 in Saddle Bronc, while Dustin Bowen of Fredricksburg, Pennsylvania held on to Slick long enough to earn 81.5 to lead bull riding. Hermiston, Oregon’s Callahan Crossley leads barrel racing while American team ropers Garret Rogers and Jacob Minor are at the front of the pack.
Meanwhile, Kody Lamb of Sherwood Park and Orin Larsen both earned a leading 85.5 in bareback, while Stacey Cornet of Brant, Manitoba and Matt Shiozawa of Chubbick, Idaho are tied for the top spot in tie down roping. Pro rodeo starts again today at 1 at the Gordon Badger Stadium with chucks at 5.