UPDATE: 7:00 am, July 18th, 2022
Written by Cooper Douglas
The Kindersley Indoor Rodeo got in on the celebrations last night as the local bull rider walked onto the stage at the Calgary Stampede as a winner for the first time in his illustrious Canadian rodeo career:
Look for West Central Online to get in contact with Buttar following his latest career milestone.
UPDATE: 6:00 PM July 17, 2022
Written by Colin Powers
The Calgary Stampede wrapped up on Sunday with Eatonia's Dakota Buttar sharing the bull riding championship with Grand Coulee, Washington's, Shane Proctor.
Buttar finished second in the round of 10 with an 85.5 to move on to the four-man short go along with Maple Creek's Jared Parsonage, who was third with 84.5. After each of the final four riders were bucked off, it went to a ride-off where Buttar and Proctor tied for the lead with 88.5. The two men agreed to share the championship instead of getting on another bull, with each winning $31,250.
Brazil's Alan DeSouza was third with an 82.5, and Parsonage, who finished second in last year's Stampede, was bucked off on his second short go ride, but still earned $5000 for finishing fourth.
After finishing fourth in Pool B to make it to "Showdown Sunday", Buttar finished with a total of $35,750 at the rodeo. Parsonage won $7000 in Pool A competition and $12,000 overall.
2022 Calgary Stampede Champions:
Bareback - Rocker Steiner (Weatherford, Texas)
Barrel Racing - Kassie Mowry (Dublin, Texas)
Tie-Down Roping - Caleb Schmidt (Bellville, Texas)
Saddle Bronc - Logan Hay (Wildwood, Alberta)
Steer Wrestling - Will Lummus (Byhalia, Mississippi)
Bull Riding - Dakota Buttar (Eatonia, Saskatchewan) and Shane Proctor (Grand Coulee, Washington)
Expect a follow up with Buttar in the coming days.
Written by Kacie Albert
CALGARY, Alta. – Pool play of the 2022 Calgary Stampede is complete and 2020 PBR Canada Champion Dakota Buttar has punched his way to Showdown Sunday as one of four riders advancing via Pool B.
Earning $8,000, Buttar finished third in Pool B. Garnering $12,500, Maverick Potter won the pool, followed by Creek Young ($11,000) in second and Trey Kimzey ($7,000) in fourth.
“It’s everybody’s goal — it’s why everybody’s here,” Buttar told the Calgary Sun’s Todd Saelhof of what it would mean to win the event. “I only made that four-round that one time. I came pretty close, and it was pretty cool. Growing up a Canadian in this sport, this is where you want to be. You want to be up on that stage the last day holding up that cheque. That would be pretty special if that was me Sunday.”
When Pool B got underway on July 12, Buttar was quick to make his presence known.
Drawing Positively Banging, Buttar reached the requisite 8 for 87 points. The score was the second best of the round, worth $4,500.
Buttar, however, would strike out in the next two rounds, bucked off by Rundown and Backflip.
As a result, Buttar slipped outside the Top 4, putting him in a must-ride position on the final day of pool play.
Matched up with Warning Shot, Buttar capitalized under pressure.
Covering the animal athlete, Buttar was marked 77.5 points. And while the score was low, it positioned him third in the round, garnering him $3,500, and propelling him back inside the threshold to advance to Showdown Sunday.
“I needed to get something done,” Buttar added in interview with Saelhof. “I was on the bubble going in. We were all pretty close other than one guy (Young), who was safe. Everybody else had to get something done to move on. It was kind of do-or-die for all of us.”
“I was just happy I got mine rode and snuck in there.”
Having now secured a spot in Championship Sunday, Buttar, along with Potter, Young and Kimzey, join Cody Coverchuk, Jared Parsonage, Clayton Sellars and Reid Oftedahl who punched their tickets via Pool A.