WH 592 (Wild Hoggs/Chmelnyk/Bryant) at the Marwayne, Alberta futurity. ABBI Canada photo by Covy Moore.
LAS VEGAS, Nevada — The bovine division of Team Canada is looking to make a mark at the 2017 American Bucking Bull Inc. World Finals.
With the strongest year of ABBI Canada competition to date having taken place over the past few months a number of Canadian bulls have qualified for the ABBI World Finals.
Bulls competing with riders over the next week include: 342 Ulterra’s Teal Steal (Wild Hoggs/Chmelnyk) competing in the Wild Card on Monday, October 30th; along with 314 Twist of Barbwire (Thompson Rodeo); 6453 Double Did (Broken Arrow/Big Luck) and 481 Buck Nasty (Foley Bucking Bulls). Futurity bulls include: WH 592 (Wild Hoggs/Chmelnyk/Bryant); 509 Tri Bit’s Chuckin’ Knucks (Foley Bucking Bulls) and ABBI Canada Futurity Finals event winner Hy-Kik 587 (Hy-Kik Ranch).
On the bull riding side of the picture two-time PBR Canada Champion Zane Lambert earned his spot at the PBR Velocity Tour Finals last week thanks to earning that second title in Saskatoon. Lambert sits in the No.47 spot in the PBR World Standings with three different potential routes to the PBR World Finals which start November 1st at the T-Mobile Arena.
2015 PBR Canada Champion Tanner Byrne was also invited to compete at the Velocity Tour Finals thanks to an injury exemption. He can qualify by making his way into the top 35 in the PBR World Standings or finish in the top two positions at the Velocity Finals itself. A total of 520 points are available to win this weekend. Fans can watch the entire event live at PBR.com
About ABBI Canada: American Bucking Bull, Inc. (ABBI) is the world’s largest bucking cattle DNA registry and holds competitive events for bulls. A sister company to PBR (Professional Bull Riders), ABBI focuses on preserving pedigrees, helping to develop animal’s natural athletic ability and rewarding the stock contractors who raise the bucking bulls. Between the three branches of ABBI, over $2.5 million is paid out to bucking bulls annually. ABBI Canada is a division of American Bucking Bull Inc.