Zeke Thurston, right, with his wife Jayne, after winning the Calgary Stampede on Sunday, July 16. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/HEATHER WEATHERLY

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston scores hat trick at Calgary Stampede

First saddle bronc rider to win three in a row.

Big Valley’s Zeke Thurston scored a 92 point aboard Get Smart for his final ride on Showdown Sunday, July 16, getting himself a $100,000 payday, one more time.

But what was remarkable in this feat was with this performance, Thurston’s name has been firmly ensconced as the only saddle bronc rider to win three in a row at Calgary Stampede.

Earlier in the afternoon, Thurston rode Timely Delivery scoring a 90 point, qualifying for the finals.

After winning Ponoka Stampede on Get Smart towards the beginning of July, Thurston has been looking forward to Calgary; he now sits second in this year’s PRCA world standings with $88,603.56 in earnings, behind Jacobs Crawley of Texas.

Just Posted

Coronation RCMP investigate hit and run with pedestrian

Truck strikes man clearing snow in Castor, motorist flees scene

RCMP chase suspect through Breton, Rimbey areas

Drayton Valley RCMP lay charges following pursuit of stolen vehicle Feb. 16

Alberta Fish and Wildlife Officers ask for the public’s help with unsolved poaching cases

Officers are seeking tips on five separate incidents in the Stettler & Camrose areas in November 2017

Stettler Hospital to host a pregnancy nutrition class later this month

Registered Dieticians will discuss strategies and tips for new and expecting mothers

Stettler Town Council lays out 2018 Strategic Plan

Five priorities identified for the Town to tackle this year

WATCH: Red Deer celebrates one year out from 2019 Canada Games

Community gathers at Great Chief Park to commemorate Games milestone

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Widow of avalanche victim sues Golden lodge operator

A woman from Alberta is suing guides, their mountain guide association and the lodge operator for negligence

Patrick Brown’s Tory leadership bid fate looms

Brown’s bid to for Tory leadership to be decided on Wednesday

Yelling vulgar slur at reporter not a crime says judge

Judge rules ‘vulgar’ slur against reporter was not a public disturbance

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Young protestors are joining a grassroots movement against gun violence in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida

Liberals look at use-it-or-lose-it parental leave for dads

Liberals looking at creating a use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers, Trudeau says

Fred Rogers, America’s favourite neighbour, celebrated in 2018

The golden anniversary of America’s favorite neighbor is being celebrated with a PBS special next month

Toddler breaks leg after boot sucked into escalator at Vancouver airport

A Calgary woman is reminding parents of the dangers of escalators after her toddler’s foot was stuck in one and he broke his leg

Most Read

Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.