CALGARY, AB. – Two Peace Region cowboys are making a name for themselves at the Calgary Stampede.

Fort St. John’s Stephen Culling and Hudson’s Hope’s Jake Watson both participated in the rodeo events at the ‘Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, the Calgary Stampede.

Culling took part in the steer wrestling event from July 9th to 12th. In the first round, he was able to take his steer down with a time of 4.7 seconds, getting him fifth place and a $1,500 cheque.

Rounds two and four didn’t work out as well for Culling, who was unable to record any time and finished the third round with a time of 6.8 seconds, leaving him in eighth place.

Watson tested his stamina for the saddle bronc. His first-round on July 9th saw him strong out of the gate, earning a score of 85 points, 4.5 points behind first place.

Watson was bucked off during the second round. On July 10th, he earned a score of 83.5 points, giving him fifth place after being bucked off in the second round. Watson was awarded $4,000 for rides from July 9th and 10th.