36th Canadian Finals Rodeo in the History books - Edmonton
Calgary holds the Calgary Stampede in the summer and now it was Edmonton's turn. Cowboys from all over the United States and Canada gathered at Rexall Place, the Home of the Edmonton Oilers, for the 36th Canadian Finals Rodeo.
120 world class athletes competed for a purse of $1.27 Million Dollars. Cowboys and Cowgirls (Barry would like some of them in their tight jeans and pretty hats) competed in Tie Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Bareback Riding, Saddle bronc riding, Bull riding and Barrel Racing.
This years event had an audience of more than 83,000 people. Rodeo is Edmonton's largest tourist attraction in the fall.
All the week's results and payout purses are here.
36th Canadian finals rodeo rides off into the sunset
With six action packed performances over five days and bragging rights on the line, 120 of the world’s best rodeo athletes competed against world-class stock and the clock at Canadian Finals Rodeo (CFR) for a share of a record $1.27 million dollars.
Rodeo fans were treated to exciting white-knuckled action in the dirt as the west turned wild in Edmonton. From November 11-15, 83,904 fans kicked up their heels at the 36th CFR at Rexall Place.
CFR is considered the pinnacle of the rodeo season and is one of Alberta’s biggest tourism draws in the fall.
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