Calgary – The Calgary Stampede is pleased to announce the names of the artists selected to produce the 2018-2022 Calgary Stampede Champion Trophy Bronzes through our 2017 Bronze Competition. Nearly 200 western sculptures and bronzes were submitted by 27 extremely talented artists from across North America. Following a day of judging on Thursday, October 12, 2017, pieces have now been selected and comissioned in 24 award categories.

These beautiful, unique works of art will be presented over the next five years to the winners of the Rodeo and Chuckwagon events at the annual festival in July. The Calgary Stampede has been presenting its Rodeo and Chuckwagon Champions with trophy bronzes since 1940, and has held the Bronze Competition every five years since 1972.

RODEO TROPHY BRONZES - 2018 - 2022 Series                               

Event Award                                  Winner                                              Title          

Saddle Bronc Riding                       Con Williams                                 Class Act

Bareback Riding                               Chris Navarro                                Kicking it at Calgary

Bull Riding                                        Chris Navarro                                Double Rank

Tie-Down Roping                              Shay Keller                                   All in the Reflexes

Steer Wrestling                                  Shay Keller                                   Sliding into Position

Ladies Barrel Racing                        Donna Wilson                               Off the Top

Novice Saddle Bronc Riding           Con Williams                                Great Expectations

Novice Bareback Riding                  Con Williams                                 Glory Seeker

Junior Steer Riding Tier 2               Ken Frederickson                         On a Roll

Junior Steer Riding Tier 1                Tobin Capp                                    A Champion is Born

Champion Saddle Bronc Horse       Crystal Mossing                            Rodeo Bronc

Champion Bareback Horse               Ken Mayernik                               Top of the Line

Champion Bull                                    Brad Nordahl                                 Victory Lap

Guy Weadick                                       Con Williams                                 Unsung Hero

Rodeo Daily Awards                           Bruce Strand                                 Bronc Halter

CHUCKWAGON TROPHY BRONZES - 2018 - 2022 Series                                             

Event Award                                  Winner                                              Title

Safety Award                                      Crystal Mossing                        Thank You my Friend

Chuckwagon Championship            Jay Contway                             Champion Wagon

Chuckwagon Aggregate                    Don Toney                                One for the Money & Four to Go

Chuckwagon Advertiser                   Len Monical                              Images of Victory

Chuckwagon Outriders                     Jay Contway                             Champion Outrider

Chuckwagon Daily Awards              Don Toney                                 Ready to Run

NOVICE TOUR TROPHY BRONZES - 2018 - 2022 Series                                                                                                                                      

Event Award                                          Winner                                              Title

Novice Saddle Bronc Riding             Crystal Mossing                       Roughstock Ready

Novice Bareback Riding                    Crystal Mossing                       Roughstock Ready

Junior Steer Riding                            Crystal Mossing                       Roughstock Ready


Learn more about the Calgary Stampede Bronze Competition at


About the Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede celebrates the people, the animals, the land, the traditions and the values that make up the unique spirit of the west. The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through our world-renowned Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme We’re Greatest Together, we are a volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization that preserves and celebrates our western heritage, cultures and community spirit. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

For more information, please contact:

Kristina Barnes

Communications Manager, Western Events and Agriculture

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