Calgary Stampede 2015

July 3-12 2015

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STEER WRESTLING

It’s cowboys vs. the clock in this event which requires coordination and strength. The steer wrestler waits behind a rope barrier. When he gives the nod, the steer is released and gets a 12-ft. head start. The cowboy chases the steer, then drops from his horse and grabs its horns to bring it to a halt. The steer must be on its feet before being rolled to the ground. Once on its side with all legs extended, the official time is taken. An extra horse, ridden by a hazer, is required to keep the steer running straight.