Three-time Calgary Stampede Champion Zeke Thurston got off to the start he needed in 2022 by winning Pool A, Round 1 with 89.5 points aboard Baby Kibitz. 

"Motor was running, we were ready to get started and I knew I had a good horse," Thurston said. "That sucker bucked today, it felt good." 

Ross Griffin was second in the round with 89 points and 2021 NFR qualifiers Chase Brooks, Sage Newman and Kolby Wanchuk rounded out the Top 5. 

Each cowboy in Pool A will compete three more times with the Top 4 based on money earned automatically advancing to Championship Sunday. You can watch every performance of The Calgary Stampede on The Cowboy Channel and PRCA on Cowboy Channel+.