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Tarp Sales Coming Up Soon

It’s that time of year again. The snow is melting and chuckwagon drivers from around Alberta and Saskatchewan will be tuning up their steeds in preparation for the coming season of racing. And as important as a good reinsmen and good horses are to success so are good sponsors. There would be no chuckwagon racing […]

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MISS STOMPEDE FUNDRAISER

The road to Miss Rodeo Canada can be a long one . . . and a costly one. Miss Stompede 2016 Miranda Pybus will be making that journey and a fundraiser being held on Sept. 17 is a way to help her get there. Called Derby and Diamonds, the fundraiser is being held at the […]

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BULL RIDING CHAMP LIKES GP

Winning a pro rodeo in the bull riding is no easy feat. Winning after having to strap onto the back of one, fighting him in the chutes and then coming back for a re-ride makes this that much tougher. And that is what Jordan Hansen was up against this weekend in Grande Prairie, where he […]

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SUTHERLAND SO CLOSE

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune Grande Prairie’s Kelly Sutherland was less than a second away from breaking a 36-year Stompede drought. But reigning WPCA champion Kurt Bensmiller, of Dewberry, Alta, had other plans in Sunday’s World Professional Chuckwagon Association Dash for Cash at the 39th annual Grande Prairie Stompede at Evergreen Park. Bensmiller, who finished […]

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BENSMILLER WINS 39TH STOMPEDE

Kurt Bensmiller’s 2016 Stompede beginning at Evergreen Park wasn’t so great . . . but what a finish! During practice earlier in the week Bensmiller was tossed from his wagon. He was OK, but the wagon took a bit of a beating. Sunday that rough start to the week in Grande Prairie was forgotten after […]

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39TH STOMPEDE DEEMED SUCCESS DESPITE RAIN

By LOGAN CLOW Daily Herald-Tribune Another stompin’ success. That’s how the 2016 Grande Prairie Stompede organizing committee is dubbing the 39th annual Stompede, which ran May 25-29 at Evergreen Park. “I believe attendance was on par with last year. It might have been down a little bit, but the weather didn’t keep us Grande Prairians […]

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DORCHESTER TOP CHUCKS LIST HEADING INTO FINAL DAY

  Troy Dorchester, Kelly Sutherland, Kurt Bensmiller or John Walters are all happy they they made it to the Dash For Cash on the final night of the 39th annual Grande Prairie Stompede. At about 9:30 p.m. tonight one of them will be REAL happy. the first leg of the Sierra Cup series presented by […]

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GLASS BACK ON TOP AT STOMPEDE

   Jason Glass is back in the lead at the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede.   Glass rolled to the night’s second fastest time (1:16.89) to grab the No. 1 spot from Troy Dorchester, who had the 20th fastest time during the third night of the World Professional Chuckwagon Association competition.   Despite Dorchester’s 1:18.79 clocking […]

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DORCHESTER TAKES THE LEAD

Rick Fraser’s track record of 1:13.58 is safe, but early in the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede Westerose’s Troy Dorchester is acting like he wants to break the mark set in 2011. Dorchester, grandson of famed chuckwagon driver Tommy Dorchester, steamed around the Evergreen Park oval in 1:15.73 on Thursday night and has taken over the […]

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GLASS LEADS WAY IN CHUCKS

Jason Glass of High River has started the World Professional Chuckwagon Association season off in a good way. Glass, who finished seventh in the WPCA standings last year, had the fastest time on the opening night of the 39th Grande Prairie Stompede. He toured the oval in 1:16.36 in what turned out to be a […]

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