Today we talked to two first timers Straws Milan a steer wrestler and Ty Pozzobon a bull rider. They both were very excited to be competing at their first Calgary Stampede. Straws grew up just outside of Calgary in Cochrane and grew up watching and attending the Stampede. Straws was big into hockey when he was younger and wasn’t really involved in high school rodeo like many of the other competitors, he started steer wrestling in grade 11 and it became a goal to one day compete ant the Calgary Stampede. He can’t wait to hang out with all the contestants at the contestant tent after the rodeo.
Ty is from Merritt BC he has also grown up watching the Stampede and is very excited to be here for the first time. He has been involved in all levels of rodeo since he was eight years old and it has been a goal to come to the Stampede and compete. He had a good ride today and hopes to do better tomorrow so he can ride on Sunday.