Pioneer of Rodeo Award winner, Buddy Bensmiller, at the Calgary Stampede on July 9. Photo credit: Billy Melville Rodeo elite gathered at Calgary Stampede to witness area resident, Buddy Bensmiller, receive one of the Pioneers of Rodeo Awards on July 9.
Bensmiller was inducted for his long list of achievements as a former chuckwagon driver including being a three time Calgary Stampede Champion, a three-time Aggregate Champion, an eight-time Canadian Champion, and a two-time W
Marie Conboy Reporter Kurt Bensmiller defended his GMC Rangeland Derby championship title, taking the two in row and claiming the $100,000 cheque at the Calgary stampede on July 12. The limelight belonged to the 32 year old from Dewberry on the final night of the Calgary Stampede, he had the speed and beat Sutherland in his Air Canada and Tervita outfit by more than a wagon length across the finish line. “It feels really good,” said the young Bensmiller last week after he ret