JOSH BIRKS WINS THE INAUGURAL 2013 NIPIWIN RONA PBR!
Nipawin, SK (May 10/13): In front of a capacity crowd at the Centennial Arena, Australian Cowboy Josh Birks rode his way to tonight’s first ever Nipawin RONA PBR Championship. With scores of 86.5 and 90.5, Birks picks up over $3,000 in prize money for his efforts.
In the Championship Round, Birks rode the Wild Hoggs' Bull Pound the Alarm for a 90.5.
ZAC PETERSON - 2013 CLUNIE-COOPER MEMORIAL PBR CHAMPION!!
Prince Albert, SK: Zac Peterson of Velva, North Dakota has struck once again on Canadian Soil. This time he won the buckle at the Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR at the Art Hauser Center which took place over the last two nights.
Zac rode the Girletz’s PBR World Finals Qualifier, First Nation Sensation, for an 86 point score in the Championship Round. Being just ten points away from the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series Last Cowboy Standing Event in Las Vegas next weekend, this win meant a lot to Zac.
Scott Schiffner uncharacteristically declined a re-ride option on a long go low 66 point score. His big game plan was to get two scores on the board. It worked out well. An 85 point ride on the Skori Bull Smoke Ring vaulted him to a second place finish overall to win over $3,400.
Unofficial results for the Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR in Prince Albert, SK. 1. Zac Peterson, 162/1, $4,783.80; 2. Scott Schiffner, 151/2, $3,417.00; 3. Stetson Lawrence, 89/1, $3,417.00; 4. Zane Lambert, 86/1, $2,391.90; 5. Tanner Byrne, 85.5/1, $1,503.48; 6. Ty Patten, 85/1, $546.72; 7. (tie) Ty Elliot and Tanner Byrne and Zane Lambert, 84.5/1, $341.70 each.
Zac Peterson rides Girletz's 625 First Nation Sensation to Win in Prince Albert
Zac Peterson interviewed by Ted Stovin, Everything Cowboy,
after winning the Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR
* Congratulations to Lethbridge PBR Champion - Troy Wilkinson!
2013 Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge Results
Lethbridge, AB - Enmax Center
Event Leaders (Total Score with payout) 1. Troy Wilkinson, 175.5/2, $7,7352. Zane Lambert, 175/2, $4,420; 3. Beau Hill, 170.5/2, $2,652; 4. Josh Birks 86.5/1, $3,315; 5. Matt Triplett, 86, $1,944.80; 6. Tanner Girletz, 85.5/1, $839.80; 7. (tie) Scott Schiffner, 85/1, $839.80; 7. (tie) Ty Elliot, 85/1, $353.60; 9. (tie) Stetson Lawrence and Jared Farley, 84.5/1; 11. (tie) Clint Johnson and Ty Elliot, 84/1; 13. Poncho Limas, 82.5/1; 14. (tie) Max Fortmuller and Adam Jamison, 81.5/1; 15. Dakota Louis, 81/1.
Troy Wilkinson had this to say after the event:
SIGA and 3D Bullriding Announce 2013 Truck Tour
Saskatoon, SK: It's official, the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) 3D Bullriding Tour is giving away a truck once again in 2013.
"We are very excited to have come to an agreement with Jason Davidson and 3D Bullriding Inc. We know the quality of events he brings to the table and look forward to a second year partnering with him." Explained Gary Daniels, General Manager of the Dakota Dunes Casino.
Davidson added to how important this truck is to his company and the SIGA 3D Tour."As always, I strive to set the bar in PBR Event Production in Canada. Giving one contestant the opportunity to win a truck following our tour is very exciting for 3D Bullriding and all the committees and contestants involved."
When asked about how well the truck was received last year Jason said "I thought it went extremely well, some of the events where I know we would have had trouble with entries were actually up last year. More so, the most exciting part in my opinion was that seven of the ten short go qualifiers at our finale in Lloydminster, SK had a shot at the tuck. It made for an exciting finish."
Exciting it was. Coming down to that last ride on the entire season to decide the winner, as the bull rider finishing the best at that event would win the truck.
In 2012 on that final ride in Lloydminster, Aaron Roy came out on op of the SIGA 3D Bullriding Tour. For a bull rider, he did quite well at last year's seven tour events, winning over $25,000 and driving home that new Ford Truck. Kyle Lozier won more money if you count in that monumental $20,000 bonus from the Wanham PBR Extravaganza. Lozier finished the tour with $27,000 in winnings in 2012. Ty Pozzobon, currently 11th in the PBR's Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), was third at $12,000 and Devon Mezei was fourth with nearly $10,000 won.
Devon Mezei told of what he thought the truck incentive did for the SIGA 3D Bullriding Tour in 2012. "The truck made me go. I think that kind of incentive really motivates a guy to go. I want to make sure to get to those evets to make sure I can win that truck. I think it sure makes it worth going to those events."
Speaking of going to the events, in 2013, a bull rider must compete in all ten SIGA 3D Bullriding Tour events to ensure their chance to win the truck. The only exceptions to this rule being a doctor's release, a BFTS Event, or a PBR Touring Pro event with a higher amount of added money.
At those ten events, there is $123,000 in added prize money to be paid out. When adding in the expected entry fees, that total raises up to $165,000 before the PBR's sanctioning fees are taken off. That doesn't include this truck for 2013 or the major bonus ride in Wanham. "I think having this truck is a tremendous opportunity to win a big prize at the end of the year. These guys are forced to make better business decisions as to where they are competing on a weekly basis." Davidson finished.
There is a tremendous opportunity for the events included as well, for example, the Brad Phipps Memorial PBR which is celebrating it's Tenth Annual bull riding in 2013. Committee member Trevor Beaton explained "Being on the SIGA tour helped us draw a great lineup of bull riders. The screen really added another great element to our event too. We had a lot of fans give us positive comments about it. They wanted that back. SIGA was a very important partner for us last year. We already look forward to 2013."
Incentives like this help move the sport of bull riding forward in Canada. Not only is it a benefit to the riders, but everyone involved.
Aaron Roy winning the SIGA 3D Bullriding Tour Finale on September 29th, 2012 in Lloydminster, SK with a 90.5 point ride on the Vold Bull VJV Slash.
About 3D Bullriding Inc.
Jason and Twyla Davidson incorporated 3D Bullriding Inc. in 2002. As a professional Bull Fighter, Jason grew up around the industry and became one of the most decorated Bull Fighters in Canadian history. Accolades such as the Canadian Finals Rodeo, Canadian Professional Bull Riders Finals, Calgary Stampede and an alternate appearance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, NV are among his accomplishments.
3D Bullriding Inc. has been contracted to produce events across Canada, from Chilliwack, British Columbia, to Halifax, Nova Scotia, including the PBR Canada National Finals in Calgary, Alberta and Saskatoon, SK. In 2012 3D Bullriding Inc. passed the $1,000,000 threshold in total money paid out to contestants.
2013 marks 14 years in the production business for 3D Bull Riding Inc. The company has a tremendous following of fans and sponsors. Corporate sponsors have recognized the level of professionalism 3D Bull Riding Inc. has to offer. Corporations such as Wrangler Jeans, SaskTel and Old Dutch Foods have been partners for nearly a decade.
Congratulations to the 2012 Canadian PBR Champion: AARON ROY * Jason Davidson presenting
Congratulations to the 2012 Canadian PBR FINALS Champion: TY POZZOBON * Jason Davidson and Jay Daugherty (VP of PBR Competition) presenting
Congratulations to the 2012 Canadian PBR BULL OF THE YEAR: JACKSON JAMES (and TODD BRAITHWAITE) * Jason Davidson and Jackson James Davidson presenting
Congratulations to the 2012 Lloydminster PBR Challenge Champion: Aaron Roy - winner of the Tour Event Truck, the 3D Bull Riding Championship Ring and $5000!!
* Aaron rode VJV Slash for 90.5 in the short go to win the title; he was 175.5 on two to edge Ty Pozzobon who finished second.
*Aaron Roy will be driving home from Lloydminster in the 3D Bullriding Tour Truck - co-sponsored by 3D Bull Riding and SIGA
AARON ROY PBR INVIATIONAL - PRESENTED BY 3D Bull Riding
Thursday, May 31/12 -
the second 3D Bullriding Tour Event counting towards winning the year end truck presented by SIGA - UPDATED STANDINGS * Congratulations to STETSON LAWRENCE, 2012 Aaron Roy PBR Invitational CHAMP - DETAILS
2013 3D BULL RIDING SCHEDULE
EVENT and CITY
LA Towing/Bridge City Chrysler PBR presented by Lammle’s - Lethbridge AB
Clunie/Cooper Memorial PBR – Prince Albert SK
Aaron Roy PBR Invitational – Asquith SK
Wanham PBR Invitational - Wanham, AB
Curtis Leschyshyn PBR Invitational - Langham SK
Manor PBR – Manor SK
Brad Phipps Memorial – Lashburn SK
Border City PBR Challenge
TEAM 3D MEMBER AARON ROY(right) WITH FORMER WORLD CHAMPION BULL RIDER CODY SNYDER, WITH AARON'S NEW FORD F-150 TRUCK FOR BEING THE HIGHEST RANKED CANADIAN AT THE END OF THE PBR CANADA SEASON.