Matt Richardson of Olds became the first Stompede competitor to take the lead in an event.
He is first in steer wrestling after Wednesday’s slack performance. Richardson recorded a time of 5.1 seconds.
Two other Albertans, Riley Wilson of Cardston and Clay Ullery of Two Hills, lead team roping with a 4.8 second time.
A time of 16.040 seconds has Brett Wills of Kamloops, B.C. first in barrels.
Randall Carlisle from Athens, Louisiana is first in tie down roping.
The first main performance of the Stompede rodeo goes at 1 p.m. Thursday.
(Photo: Pouce’s Coupe’s Clayton Moore competes in tie-down roping at the Stompede rodeo slack Wednesday)