Taylor Munsell Takes Inaugural Calgary Stampede Rocky Mountain Cup Breakaway Roping Title

The Calgary Stampede hosted its inaugural breakaway competition at the Rocky Mountain Cup Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. MT.

Taylor Munsell roping to her Reserve World Champion title at the 2022 NFBR. Jamie Arviso photo.

The Calgary Stampede hosted its inaugural breakaway competition at the Rocky Mountain Cup Rodeo in Calgary, Alberta, July 12, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. MT.

It’s all happened down the road from The Calgary Stampede at the Nutrien Western Event Center, where the team roping competition was held, too.

Taylor Munsell came away with the victory, roping in 3.6, 2.9, and 4.3-seconds to advance to the sudden death round alongside Jackie Crawford, Jordi Edens and Taylor Hanchey. There, Munsell stopped the clock in 1.7 seconds, good for a $12,500 payday.

How did they qualify for the Calgary Stampede breakaway?

The Calgary Stampede invited 30 breakaway contestants. The top five contestants from the 2022 CPRA final standings; the top 15 contestants from the 2022 WPRA Pro Rodeo Breakaway World Standings; top six contestants from the WPRA Current Year ProRodeo Breakaway World Standings as of May 9, 2023, not already qualified (drop-down until filled) and the top four from the 2023 Calgary Stampede Breakaway Roping Qualifier not already qualified (drop down until filled).

The Calgary Stampede breakaway roping roster

1Katelin Conway
2Ashley Goforth
3Darby Wilkinson
4Jordan Hollabaugh
5Kashley Seitz
6Cadee Williams
7Cheyanne Guillory
8Josie Conner
9Tiffany Schieck
10Erin Johnson
11Brooke Pomeranz
12Beau Peterson
13Danielle Lowman
14Samantha Fulton
15Hali Williams
16Rickie Engesser
17Martha Angelone
18Bradi Whiteside
19Jackie Crawford
20Taylor Munsell
21JJ Hampton
22Jade Kenney
23Taylor Hanchey
24Kendal Pierson
25Shelby Boisjoli
26Lari Dee Guy
27Shaya Biever
28Jordi Edens
Run in reverse order for round 2

The Calgary Stampede breakaway roping results

First round: 1. Jordi Edens, 2.50 seconds, $2,128; 2. (tie) Danielle Lowman, Jackie Crawford and Bradi Whiteside, 2.70, $1,573 each; 5. Cadee Williams, 3.20, $1,018; 6. Jade Kenney, 3.50, $740; 7. Taylor Munsell, 3.60, $463; 8. Cheyanne Guillory, 3.70, $185. 

Second round: 1. Shelby Boisjoli, 2.30 seconds, $2,128; 2. (tie) Shaya Biever, Jordi Edens and Lari Dee Guy, 2.40, $1,573 each; 5. Sarah Angelone, 2.50, $1,018; 6. (tie) Rickie Engesser and Danielle Lowman, 2.60, $601 each; 8. Taylor Munsell, 2.90, $185. 

Third round: 1. Jordi Edens, 2.10 seconds; 2. Jackie Crawford, 2.40; 3. Taylor Hanchey, 2.90; 4. Taylor Munsell, 4.30; 5. (tie) Brooke Pomeranz, Rickie Engesser, Cadee Williams and Danielle Lowman, NT, $1,000 each. 

Finals: 1. Taylor Munsell, 1.70 seconds, $12,500; 2. Jackie Crawford, 1.80, $7,500; 3. Jordi Edens, 12.10, $5,000; 4. Taylor Hanchey, NT, $2,500.

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