Steer Wrestler Dirk Tavenner Capitalizes in Pool A, Round 2 of The Calgary Stampede

After a round winning run on Saturday afternoon, steer wrestler Dirk Tavenner is now tied in the No. 2 position in Pool A. He stopped the clock at 4.2 when he was the last man out during the Saturday afternoon performance and it paid off.

“It’s nice to kind of know the gameplan going into it and you can kind of do it according to that,” he said.

Tavenner made his first trip to the National Finals Rodeo in 2021 and five-time PRCA Steer Wrestling World Champion Luke Branquinho put it simply when he said that Tavenner has figured out how to win. Tavenner said the only thing that is different now is his confidence.

The Top 4 steer wrestlers of the Saturday performance in Calgary were separated by one tenth of a second each proving that the competition is stout. Canada’s Cody Cassidy is leading the way in money earned but with two rounds left to go, it is still anybody’s game. You can watch The Calgary Stampede daily on The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Cowboy Channel+ through July 17.



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