Masterful Performance by Kassie Mowry Earns her the 2022 Calgary Stampede

Achieving three sub-17 second passes through the cloverleaf at the Calgary Stampede, leading trainer Kassie Mowery and Famous Ladies Man earn $64,500.

Photo by Sean Libin / Libin Sports Photography

Achieving three sub-17 second passes through the cloverleaf at the Calgary Stampede, leading trainer Kassie Mowery and Famous Ladies Man earn $64,500.

Who: Twenty-two invited barrel racers will compete at the 2022 Calgary Stampede

Qualification parameters: Top 6 from the 2021 Women ’s Professional Rodeo Association final standings; top 4 from the 2022 WPRA Qualifications standings as of May 17, 2022; top 4 from the 2021 Canadian Professional Rodeo Association final standings; top 4 from the 2022 CS Ladies Barrel Racing Qualifier; top 4 from the 2021 WPRA Tour final standings.

What: Calgary Stampede/NFR Playoff Series; $244,000 added in the barrel racing

When: July 8-17, 2022 @ 1:30 pm daily; Wild Card July 16 @ 1:30 pm; Semifinals & Showdown July 17 @ 1:30 pm

Where: GMC Arena at Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Watch it in the United States: Watch live daily on The Cowboy Channel, with the livestream on Cowboy Channel Plus.

Watch it in Canada: The Stampede Rodeo is broadcast daily at 1:30 pm MT in Canada on Rogers Sportsnet One and livestreamed on Sportsnet Now.

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Showdown: 1. Kassie Mowry and Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt), 16.977 seconds, $50,000; 2. Dona Kay Rule and High Valor (Valor), 17.114, $12,500; 3. Ivy Saebens and KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.243, $7,500; 4. Emily Beisel and Namgis D33 (Chongo), 22.203, $5,000.

Semifinal Results (unofficial)

1. (tie) Kassie Mowry and Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt) and Dona Kay Rule and High Valor (Valor), 16.95 second each; 3. Ivy Saebens and KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.12; 4. Emily Beisel and Namgis D33 (Chongo), 17.15; 5. Jill Wilson and Lean Mean Blue Dean (Blue Dean), 17.21, $3,000; 6. Wenda Johnson and MacGyver Moonflash (Mack), 17.22, $3,000; 7. Sissy Winn and AR Dash Ta Flame (Scoop), 17.27, $3,000; 8. Stevi Hillman and Cuatro Fame (Truck), 17.39, $3,000; 9. Shelby Spielman and Hot Donna, 17.41, $3,000; 10. Justine Elliott and Blondy, 22.72, $3,000.

Wild Card Results (unofficial)

1. Jill Wilson and Blue Dean, 17.170, $4,500; 2. Justine Elliott and Blondy, 17.260, $3,500; 3. Shelley Holman, 17.310; 4. Cheyenne Wimberley, 17.550; 5. Bertina Olafson, 17.650; 6. Lexie Goss, 17.660; 7. Bayleigh Choate, 17.760; 8. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, 17.900; 9. Lynette Brodoway, 22.530; 10. Jessie Telford, 25.150.

Jill Wilson set the pace as she was first to turn the barrels in Calgary Stampede’s Wild Card Saturday. Wilson turned in a quick 17.170 time and secured her spot in Championship Sunday. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / LIBIN SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Alberta barrel racer Justine Elliott found her way into Calgary Stampede’s Championship Sunday turning in a 17.260 time in Saturday’s Wild Card. PHOTO BY SEAN LIBIN / LIBIN SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Pool B – Day 4 Results (unofficial)

1. Kassie Mowry riding Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt), 16.86 new arena record [Watch the Run], $5,500; 2. Wenda Johnson riding MacGyver Moonflash (Mack), 17.10, $4,500; 3. Ivy Saebens riding KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.23, $3,500; 4. Lynette Brodoway riding SR Boots On Fire (Cowboy), 17.34, $2,500; 5. Shelley Holman riding Red, 17.46, $1,500, 6. Sissy Winn riding AR Dash Ta Flame (Scoop), 17.58; 7. Jill Wilson riding Lean Mean Blue Dean (Blue Dean), 17.70; 8. Nancy Leischner (Q) riding Famous French Master (Trooper), 18.20; 9. Lexie Goss riding Dats Blazin (Popcorn), 17.73 +5; 10. Jessie Telford (Q) riding Fast Lane To Fame (Zeus), 18.51 +5; 11. Lois Ferguson, NT.

Pool B – Day 3 Results (unofficial)

1. Wenda Johnson riding Steal Money (Mo), 17.20 [Watch the Run], $5,500; 2. Sissy Winn riding AR Dash Ta Flame (Scoop), 17.24, $4,500; 3. Ivy Saebens riding KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.39, $3,500; 4. Jill Wilson riding Lean Mean Blue Dean (Blue Dean), 17.44, $2,500; 5. Jessie Telford (Q) riding Fast Lane To Fame (Zeus), 17.48, $1,500; 6. Lynette Brodoway riding SR Boots On Fire (Cowboy), 17.56; 7. Nancy Leischner (Q) riding Famous French Master (Trooper), 17.73; 8. Lexie Goss riding Dats Blazin (Popcorn), 17.82; 9. Kassie Mowry riding Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt), 17.34 +5; 10. Lois Ferguson riding TBD, 17.58 +5; 11. Shelley Holman riding Wood B Fun, 17.97 +5.

Pool B – Day 2 Results (unofficial)

1. Kassie Mowry riding Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt) [Watch the Run], 17.13, $5,500; 2. Sissy Winn riding AR Dash Ta Flame (Scoop), 17.25, $4,500; 3. Wenda Johnson riding Steal Money (Mo), 17.26, $3,500; 4. Lynette Brodoway riding SR Boots On Fire (Cowboy), 17.29, $2,500; 5. Ivy Saebens riding KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.37, $1,500; 6. Lexie Goss riding Dats Blazin (Popcorn), 17.50; 7. Jessie Telford (Q) riding Fast Lane To Fame (Zeus), 17.58; 8. Jill Wilson riding Lean Mean Blue Dean (Blue Dean), 17.66; 9. Lois Ferguson riding TBD, 17.70; 10. Nancy Leischner (Q) riding Famous French Master (Trooper), 17.85; 11. Shelley Holman riding Wood B Fun, 17.86.

Pool B – Day 1 Results (unofficial)

1. Wenda Johnson riding Steal Money (Mo) [Watch the Run], 17.20, $5,500; 2. Jessie Telford (Q) riding Fast Lane To Fame (Zeus), 17.29, $4,500; 3. Kassie Mowry riding Famous Ladies Man (Emmitt), 17.33, $3,500; 4. Ivy Saebens riding KN Fabs Gift Of Fame (J-Lo), 17.56, $2,500; 5. Lynette Brodoway riding SR Boots On Fire (Cowboy), 17.61, $1,500; 6. Lexie Goss riding Dats Blazin (Popcorn), 17.68; 7. Jill Wilson riding Lean Mean Blue Dean (Blue Dean), 17.78; 8. Lois Ferguson riding TBD, 18.06; 9. Shelley Holman riding Wood B Fun, 18.07; 10. Nancy Leischner (Q) riding Famous French Master (Trooper), 18.31; 11. Sissy Winn riding AR Dash Ta Flame (Scoop), 18.86 +5.

Wenda Johnson, Pawhuska, Oklahoma, kicked off Pool B’s barrel racing with a blazing 17.20-second run at the Calgary Stampede Rodeo. Photo by Sean Libin for LiveWire Calgary

Pool B Standings

CompetitorPerf 5Perf 6Perf 7Perf 8AggregateOnPlace
609Johnson, WendaPawhuska OK17.20017.26017.20017.100$19,000.0041
610Mowry, KassieDublin TX17.33017.13022.34016.860$14,500.0042
613Saebens, IvyNowata OK17.56017.37017.39017.230$11,000.0043
618Winn, SissyChapman Ranch TX23.86017.25017.24017.580$9,000.0044
602Brodoway, LynetteBrooks AB17.61017.29017.56017.340$6,500.004
622Telford, JessieCaldwell ID17.29017.58017.48023.510$6,000.004
616Wilson, JillSnyder TX17.78017.66017.44017.700$2,500.004
608Holman, ShellyBrentwood CA18.07017.86022.97017.460$1,500.004
619Leischner, NancyOlds AB18.31017.85017.73018.200$0.004
606Goss, LexieRedmond OR17.68017.50017.82022.730$0.004
605Ferguson, LoisWest TX18.06017.70022.580NT$0.003

Stevi Hillman and Truck turning in a 17.51 on Day 3 of Pool A.

Pool A – Day 4 Results (unofficial)

1. Stevi Hillman riding Truck, 17.39 [Watch the Run], $5,500; 2. Shelby Spielman riding Hot Donna, 17.48, $4,500; 3. Emily Beisel riding Chongo, 17.54, $3,500; 4. Cheyenne Wimberley riding Rocco, 17.58, $2,500; 5. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi riding Birdie, 17.62, $1,500; 6. Justine Elliot riding Blondy, 17.66; 7. Bayleigh Choate (Q) riding Dash, 17.73; 8. Bertina Olafson riding Duke, 17.78; 9. Skyler Mantler (Q) riding Oxford, 18.33; 10. Dona Kay Rule riding Valor, 22.19; 11. Emma Charleston riding Lilly, 22.88.

Pool A – Day 3 Results (unofficial)

1. Stevi Hillman riding Truck, 17.51 [Watch the Run], $5,500; 2. Shelby Spielman riding Hot Donna, 17.52, $4,500; 3. Dona Kay Rule riding Valor, 17.68, $3,500; 4. Emily Beisel riding Chongo, 17.76, 5. $2,500; Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi riding Birdie, 17.78, $1,500; 6. Bertina Olafson riding Duke, 17.81; 7. Bayleigh Choate (Q) riding Dash, 17.90; 8. Justine Elliott riding Blondy, 17.98; 9. Skyler Mantler (Q) riding Oxford, 18.26; 10. Emma Charleston riding Lilly, 18.54 + 5; 11. Cheyenne Wimberley riding Rocco, 18.62 + 5.

Pool A – Day 2 Results (unofficial)

1. Dona Kay Rule riding Valor, 17.54 , $5,500; 2. Stevi Hillman riding Truck, 17.55, $4,500; 3. Bertina Olafson riding Duke, 17.61, $3,500; 4. Justine Elliott riding Blondy, 17.63, $2,500; 5. Cheyenne Wimberley riding Rocco, 17.67, $1,500; 6. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi riding Birdie, 17.74; 7. Emma Charleston riding Makana, 17.85; 8. Shelby Spielman riding Hot Donna, 17.89; 9. Skyler Mantler (Q) riding Oxford, 20.87; 10. Bayleigh Choate (Q) riding Dash, 17.54 + 5; 11. Emily Beisel riding Chongo, 19.84 + 5.

Pool A – Day 1 Results (unofficial)

1. Emily Beisel riding Chongo (Namgis D33), 17.62, $5,500; 2. Dona Kay Rule riding Valor (High Valor), 17.69, $4,500; 3. Bertina Olafson riding Duke, 17.72, $3,500; 4/5. Shelby Spielman riding Hot Donna, 17.76, $2,000; 4/5. Stevi Hillman riding Truck (Cuatro Fame), 17.76, $2,000; 6. Bayleigh Choate (Q), riding Dash (Hail To Be Famous), 17.96; 7. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi riding Birdie (Babe On The Chase), 18.09; 8. Justine Elliott riding Blondy, 18.32; 9. Emma Charleston riding Makana, 18.70; 10. Skyler Mantler (Q) riding Oxford Bassano, 18.81; 11. Cheyenne Wimberley riding Rocco (VQ Rock Crusher), 18.87 + 5.

Emily Beisel, Weatherford, Oklahoma, returned to the Calgary Stampede and turned the barrels in just 17.62 seconds on Day 1 of Pool A hoping to add to her 2017 Calgary Stampede championship win. Sean Libin / Libin Sports Photography

Pool A Standings

CompetitorPerf 1Perf 2Perf 3Perf 4AggregateOnPlace
607Hillman, SteviWeatherford TX17.76017.55017.51017.390$17,500.0041
612Rule, Dona KayMinco OK17.69017.54017.68022.190$13,500.0042
601Beisel, EmilyWeatherford OK17.62024.84017.76017.540$11,500.0043
614Spielman, ShelbyPonoka AB17.76017.89017.52017.480$11,000.0044
611Olafson, BertinaHudson Bay SK17.72017.61017.81017.780$7,000.004
617Wimberley, CheyenneStephenville TX23.87017.67023.62017.580$4,000.004
615Pozzi Tonozzi, BrittanyLampasas TX18.09017.74017.78017.620$3,000.004
604Elliott, JustineLacombe AB18.32017.63017.98017.660$2,500.004
621Mantler, SkylerBassano AB18.81020.87018.26018.330$0.004
603Charleston, EmmaReeds MO18.70017.85023.54022.880$0.004
620Choate, BayleighFort Worth TX17.96022.54017.90017.730$0.004

Pool A Calgary: July 8-11 at 1:30 pm Scroll down for Pool A & B leaders and results

Emily Beisel, Weatherford, OK

Emma Charleston, Reeds, MO

Bayleigh Choate, Fort Worth, TX – Qualifier

Justine Elliott, Lacomb, AB

Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, TX

Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi, Lampasas, TX

Dona Kay Rule, Minco, OK

Cheyenne Wimberley, Stephenville, TX

Shelby Spielman, Ponoka, AB

Bertina Olafson, Hudson Bay, SK – 2021 Calgary Stampede Barrel Racing Champion

Skyler Mantler, Bassano, AB – Qualifier

Pool B Calgary: July 12-15 1:30 pm

Lynette Brodoway, Brooks, AB

Lois Ferguson, West, TX

Lexi Goss, Redmond, OR

Wenda Johnson, Pawhuska, OK

Ivy Saebens, Nowata, OK

Jessie Telford, Caldwell, ID – Qualifier

Jill Wilson, Snyder, TX

Sissy Winn, Chapman Ranch, TX

Kassie Mowry, Dublin, TX

Nancy Leischner, Olds, AB – Qualifier

Shelley Holman, Brentwood, CA

WHAT MONEY COUNTS?

According to Calgary Stampede ground rule 8.6.5: All monies earned at the Calgary Stampede will count in the 2022 WPRA World standings, except for ground money (exception bull riding, per PRCA Rule R5.5.3), the $2,500 appearance payment, and 50% first place of the Showdown Round.

PAYOUTS:

  • Total Purse is $1,519,000 (Canadian Funds).
  • There are no entry fees.
  • Each competitor will earn a minimum $2,500 in Canadian Funds should they complete all qualified go rounds of competition (other than a doctor release.)
  • Pool A & B Go Round Payout (Days 1 – 8): 1. $5,500; 2. $4,500; 3. $3,500; 4. $2,500; 5. $1,500
  • Wild Card Saturday Payout (Day 9): 1. $4,500; 2. $3,500; 3. $2,000; 4. $1,000
  • Semifinals and Showdown (Day 10): 1. $50,000 Showdown; 2. $12,500 Showdown; 3. $7,500 Showdown; 4. $5,000 Showdown. All contestants competing in the Semifinals round and not advancing to the Showdown round will receive $3,000.
Bertina Olafson rode her horse Duke to the title of 2021 Calgary Stampede Barrel Racing Champion. Photograph by Billie-Jean Duff

What We Know About the 4 Qualifiers

The Calgary Stampede Ladies Barrel Racing Qualifier held June 13-14 at Daines Rodeo Ranch in Innisfail, Alberta, gave competitors the opportunity to run for a chance to compete at the 2022 Calgary Stampede Rodeo. The top four fastest cumulative times after three runs made the cut.

2022 Qualifiers 1. Nancy Leischner, Famous French Master, 45.308 seconds; 2. Bayleigh Choate, Hail To Be Famous, 45.372; 3. Skyler Mantler, Oxford Bassano, 45.538; 4. Jessie Telford, Fast Lane To Fame, 45.540.

Full Results