TRAIL, British Columbia — In Canada sometimes the weather affects the events we have. Most of the time an indoor event would be exempt from that for the most part however an avalanche nearly kept Kootenay Chrysler Bull-A-Rama co-champ Miles Pennington from making last night’s bull riding.
“We got lucky to get on our bulls,” said Pennington who was stuck on the highway in traffic without cell service for hours waiting on the 7:00pm start in Trail for stop number seven of the 2014 Bull Riders Canada Season. “It was after Creston on Highway 3, where we got stuck. We finally got a hold of someone ten minutes before the bull riding to let them know we were coming.”
As per the rules, if a bull riders isn’t checked into the event within an hour of the start time their bulls may be re-drawn to those riders present at the venue. Once there, Pennington made the best of it.
78.5 points in the long go was enough for him to sneak into the short round in the eighth spot. That didn’t matter as his 87 on Canadian Diesel from the Outlawbuckers Rodeo Corp was the top ride in the finals giving him 165.5 points on two and the co-win with Saskatchewan cowboy Cody Coverchuk.
“It felt good, I’m finally feeling better this year,” said Pennington on the win which was worth $4,047.50 moving him to fifth on the season in the 2014 BRC Season Standings.
With his share of the win, Cody Coverchuk is now the top gun in Bull Riders Canada as of today and has won over $8,000 in the past two weekends.
So far, Trail was the highest paying event of 2014 for Bull Riders Canada Inc with $12,000 in added prize money. Five cowboys made over $1,000 and the sixth place cowboy, Mexico’s Rosendo Ramirez was six dollars shy at $994.00.
Said cowboys rounding out the top five in Trail were Justin Lloyd, Cody Moore and 2013 BRC Champ Brian Hervey in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Official Results from the Kootenay Chrysler Bull-A-Rama. April 26th, 2014 in Trail, BC.
Long Go: 1. Cody Moore on Armstrong Bucking Bulls’ Up Dawson’s Creek, 84.5 points, $1,242.00; 2. Brian Hervey, 84, $931.00; 3. Rosendo Ramirez, 83, $621.00; 4. Ashton Arychuk, 82.5, $310.00; 5. Justin Lloyd, 81; 6. (tie) Chase Thielen and Cody Coverchuk, 80; 8. Miles Pennington, 78.5.
Short Go: 1. Miles Pennington on Outlawbuckers’ Canadian Diesel, 87 points, $1,345.00; 2. Cody Coverchuk, 85.5, $1,034.00; 3. Justin Lloyd, 74.5, $724.00; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate: 1. (tie) Miles Pennington and Cody Coverchuk, 165.5 points on two head, $2,702.50 each; 3. Justin Lloyd, 155.5, $1,677.00; 4. Cody Moore, 84.5 points on one head, $1,118.00; 5. Brian Hervey, 84, $745.00; 6. Rosendo Ramirez, 83, $373.00, 7. Ashton Arychuk, 82.5; 8. Chase Thielen, 80.
Total Money Won: 1. Miles Pennington, Stettler, AB, $4,047.50; 2. Cody Coverchuk, Meadow Lake, SK, $3,736.50; 3. Justin Lloyd, Tisdale, SK, $2,401.00; 4. Cody Moore, Vernon, BC, $2,360.00; 5. Brian Hervey, Brant, AB, $1,676.00; 6. Rosendo Ramirez, Hidalgo, MX, $994.00; 7. Ashton Arychuk, Morinville, AB, $310.
2014 Bull Riders Canada Season Standings up to and Including Trail, BC as of April 26th.
Place. Contestant, Hometown. Money Won, Points Earned
1st. Cody Coverchuk, Meadow Lake, SK. $8,087.50, 840
2nd/3rd. Brian Hervey, Brant, AB. $4,293.00, 630
2nd/3rd. Cody Moore, Vernon, BC. $8,350.00, 630
4th. Ken Siemens, Fort St. John, BC. $3,382.00, 580
5th. Miles Pennington, Stettler, AB. $5,734.50, 570
6th. Kyle Loudon, Springsure, Australia. $3,372.00, 550
7th. Dan Hansen, Caroline, AB. $1,962.00, 475
8th. Ethan Schultz, Strathmore, AB. $1,550.00, 465
9th. Tyler Pankewitz, Ponoka, AB. $6,182.00, 370
10th. Cole Young, Sexsmith, AB. $1,591.00, 360
Trail was stop number 7 of the 29 on the 2014 Bull Riders Canada season schedule. Next up on the schedule are two stops next weekend in Alix, AB and Kimberley, BC on May 2nd and 3rd.
About Bull Riders Canada Inc: Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC) was founded in 2013 with the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in Canada. In 2014 the BRC will sanction upwards of 30 events across four Canadian Provinces. You can follow the BRC on Facebook or Twitter