My name is Cody Wright and this is my 6th year here at the Stampede.  This years Stampede has been going well for me.  My first bronc I got on was Boomerang of Kesler’s.  I was 76 points on the ride.  I placed fourth in the round for $1500.  My second bronc this year was Cross Country of Stan Weatherly’s.  I was 79.5 on this bronc, but didn’t get in the money.  For my third bronc I got on Dry Whiskey of Calgary’s and was 81.5.  This gave me third for the round with $2500.  That brought my money winning for the first three days to $4000.  On Friday, I got on a bronc called Galactic Rocket of Calgary’s and was 77 points.  I fell short of the money on this ride.  I will ride again tomorrow, Saturday the 14th, and hopefully again on the 15th for the big money show!

It has been an awesome experience competing up here in the Calgary Stampede.  It’s a great opportunity to come and be a part of one of the best rodeo’s out there.  I would like to say thank you to the entire Stampede staff for the wonderful hospitality that has been shown to all of us cowboys and cowgirls and our families while we have been here.  The fans here at the Stampede are awesome.  They really get you going!

Again, thank you to everyone at the Stampede and especially the fans! Hopefully we will see you again next year!

Cody Wright