NEW SAREPTA, Alberta — For as much as he’s won in the past three seasons in Canada it’s surprising that it took Josh Birks to this point in the year to earn an event title in Bull Riders Canada.
Twelve events into the season, Australia has claimed four wins, those four all being in the last six events.
Friday’s win for Birks came aboard the back of Wizzbang from Wild Hoggs Bucking Bulls and an 82 in the long go matched with an 86.5 on Heaven & Hell from event host Thompson Rodeo.
A combined total of 168.5 on two bulls earned the New South Wales cowboy $32 short of $3,000 for his efforts moving him up to 16th so far in the 2014 standings.
Right behind Birks on Friday Night and now in the season standings is a man from Mexico, Armando Davila. Despite riding both his bulls and winning the long go, Davila came up two points back. 83 was the result both on Wild Hoggs’ Battle Scars in that long go as well as South of Heaven from the same guys in the short go.
With a tie for a third place finish, last year’s BRC year-end Champion Brian Hervey has taken over the lead in the 2014 standings. 81 points was his score in the long go on Adam’s Family from Thompson Rodeo to earn $570.00 bringing his season total to $5,433.00.
Official results from the New Sarepta, AB BRC. May 30th, 2014.
Long Go: 1. Armando Davila on Wild Hoggs’ Bucking Bulls’ Battle Scars, 83 points, $1,520.00; 2. Josh Birks, 82, $1,140.00; 3. (tie) Brian Hervey and Wacey Finkbeiner, 81, $570 each; 5. Taran Chirgwin, 78; 6. (tie) Jerett Nash and Austin Nash, 77; 8. Nicholas Klink, 70; no other qualified rides.
Short Go: 1. Josh Birks on Thompson Rodeo’s Heaven & Hell, 86.5 points, $1,828.00; 2. Armando Davila, 83.5, $1,495.00; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate and Total Money Won: 1. Josh Birks, Coonamble, NSW, Aust., 168.5 points on two bulls, $2,968.00; 2. Armando Davila, Satillo Coahuila, Mexico, 166.5/2, $3,015.00; 3. (tie) Brian Hervey, Brant, AB and Wacey Finkbeiner, Ponoka, AB, 81 on one bull, $570.00 each; 5. Taran Chirgwin, 78/1; 6. (tie) Austin Nash and Jerett Nash, 77/1; 8. Nicholas Klink, 70/1.
BRC Inc. 2014 Standings up to and including New Sarepta, AB May 30th, 2014
Place. Contestant, Hometown. Money Won. Points Earned
1st. Brian Hervey, Brant, AB. $5,433.00. 1080
2nd. Cody Moore, Vernon, BC. $10,677.00. 915
3rd. Ken Siemens, Fort St. John, BC. $5,709.00. 865
4th. Cody Coverchuk, Meadow Lake, SK. $8,087.50. 840
5th. Miles Pennington, Stettler, AB. $6,304.50. 780
6th. Tim Lipsett, Lumsden, SK. $3,585.00. 765
7th. Taran Chirgwin, Calliope, QLD, Australia. $2,978.00. 675
8th. Ian Molan, Cork, Ireland. $1,331.00. 660
9th. Matt O’Flynn, Quesnel, BC. $650.00. 585
10th. Kyle Loudon, Springsure, Australia. $3,372.00. 550
11th. Tyler Pankewitz, Ponoka, AB. $6,182.00. 490
12th. Dan Hansen, Caroline, AB. $1,962.00. 475
13th. Ethan Schultz, Strathmore, AB. $1,550.00. 465
14th. Logan Biever, Claresholm, AB. $1,235.00. 450
15th. Austin Nash, Sangudo, AB. $2,280.00. 435
16th. Josh Birks, Coonamble, NSW, Australia. $2,968.00. 390
17th. Armando Davila, Satillo Coahuila, Mexico. $3,015.00. 370
18th. Jacob Stahl, Clive, AB. $1,330.00. 365
19th. Cole Young, Sexsmith, AB. $1,591.00. 360
20th. Wacey Finkbeiner, Ponoka, AB. $570.00. 330
The New Sarepta Bull Riding was stop number 12 for the BRC in 2014. Next up on the 2014 Bull Riders Canada Inc. season schedule is this Thursday Night’s Meadow Lake Bull-a-Rama on June 5th starting at 7:00pm.
About Bull Riders Canada Inc: Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC), founded in 2013 has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in Canada. In 2014 the BRC is on track to sanction upwards of 40 events across four Canadian Provinces concluding with the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals II presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK featuring $20,000 in prize money on October 10th and 11th. You can follow the BRC throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter and also on YouTube. For more information visit BullRidersCanada.com