Canadian Contenders: Who Still Has A Shot At The 2019 Title?

Five rounds, thousands of dollars, and it all comes down to one more day. Red Deer, Alberta has been treated to phenomenal rodeo action for the past five days and all that's left to do is hand out the Canadian titles after the top competitors in Canada compete just one more time.

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But who still has a chance to earn one of the coveted Canadian titles?

We've been checking the numbers and are bringing you the UNOFFICIAL list of all of the competitors that still have a mathematical chance to come out on top when the dust settles on Sunday afternoon. 

We started by looking at the payout for the last round and the aggregate and saw that there was a maximum of $26,235.00 ($10,530 for the round and $15,795 for first in the aggregate) left to be won by any single contestant if they were able to win both the last round and the aggregate.




We know that any of these competitors can win on any given day, so we accounted for anyone that was less than $10,530.00 away from the title, if anyone was more than a round win away from No. 1, we had a looked at where they were sitting in the aggregate and considered their "best-case scenario" to move up if the stars aligned and everything went their way.

Some races were tight, and others - when looking at all of the competitors with a mathematical chance - are much more open than you'd expect.

Bareback Riding:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Orin Larsen1$54,253.34$0.00
Richmond Champion2$49,110.52-$5,142.82
Caleb Bennett9$46,472.22-$7,781.12
Spur Lacasse3$40,336.87-$13,916.47
Cole Goodine8$33,307.85-$20,945.49

Steer Wrestling:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Scott Guenthner6$48,938.78$0.00
Jason Thomas7$43,673.10-$5,265.68
Curtis Cassidy12$34,904.29OUT DUE TO AVERAGE
Stephen Culling4$34,709.24-$14,229.54
Clayton Moore2$34,203.32-$14,735.46
Cody Cassidy1$33,920.96-$15,017.82
Ty Miller7$29,247.40-$19,691.38
Tanner Brunner3$29,023.46-$19,915.32

Team Roping:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Matt Sherwood1$48,291.07$0.00
Kolton Schmidt4$36,866.66-$11,424.41
Dawson Graham5$35,256.82-$13,034.25
Clay Ullery10$33,401.76OUT DUE TO AVERAGE
Justin McCarroll3$32,618.33-$15,672.74



ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Hunter Koch1$48,403.86$0.00
Jeremy Buhler4$36,711.59-$11,692.27
Dillon Graham5$35,256.81-$13,147.05
Brett McCarroll3$32,618.38-$15,785.48

Saddle Bronc Riding: 


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Zeke Thurston1$89,860.68$0.00

Ladies Barrel Racing:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Brooke Wills8$51,207.37$0.00
Taylor Manning7$49,309.26-$1,898.11
Justine Elliott10$48,951.17-$2,256.20
Mary Walker4$40,225.55-$10,981.82
Angela Ganter12$40,149.41OUT DUE TO AVERAGE
Stacey Ruzicka1$34,906.67-$16,300.70
Jennifer Sharp 3$31,889.91-$19,317.46
Bertina Olafson6$30,293.80-$20,913.57

Tie-Down Roping:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Haven Meged2$37,880.21$0.00
Ty Harris11$35,707.20-$2,173.01
Morgan Grant10$32,431.50-$5,448.71
Cody McCartney5$31,290.63-$6,589.58
Blair Smith4$31,216.68-$6,663.53
Shane Hanchey1$30,764.67-$7,115.54
Shane Smith7$27,413.67-$10,466.54
Erik Dublanko3$26,750.02-$11,130.19
Alwin Bouchard8$26,637.13-$11,243.08
Logan Bird9$24,827.85-$13,052.36
Jesse Popescul6$21,830.78-$16,049.43

Bull Riding:


ContestantAggregate PlacingMoney WonMoney Needed
Edgar Durazo2$92,466.01$0.00
Jordan Hansen1$73,032.75-$19,433.26

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