GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta — Australian Bull Rider Josh Birks has cracked the top ten of the 2014 Bull Riders Canada Standings with his win this past weekend at the Pomeroy Guitars and Wagons BRC Challenge presented by CDN Controls.
Birks scored 85 on Braithwaite Ranches’ Compton Bound for the event win after no other bull riders made the whistle in the championship round in two nights of action.
That 85 was worth over $5,000 in cash for Birks which moves his season total to over $8,000 and moved him up to the number nine spot on the year. This is the second event win in June for Josh Birks and may not be the last with two events left this month in Arrowwood and Grenfell.
The bull riding at Guitars and Wagons wasn’t the only event however. Throughout the day one could watch team roping, barrel racing, trick riding, chuckwagon racing and David Lee Murphy even performed last night concluding the wagons. There was something at Evergreen Park for everyone as other headliners on the weekend included Dean Brody, Big Wreck, Serena Ryder and Dwight Yoakam.
Cawl Braithwaite wasn’t worried about the concerts as he was there helping his Dad, Todd with the bulls. When a rider didn’t show up on Friday night, he made the best of it. A score of 82 on a bull of his fathers called What’s My Name earned him nearly $4,000.
Cawl will require some more bull rides this year if he wishes to make the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals II presented by The Patchwork Group in Lloydminster, SK come October. He sits one spot out after this in 31st place.
Nearly hometown Cowboy Cole Young ended up in a tie for third with Riley Gibson and Austin Nash, with his 80 in Body Damage from the Calgary Stampede.
Gerard Oversby won the high flying award after his dismount from Western, from the Calgary Stampede.
Video from Grande Prairie come courtesy of Colin Murphy and Supervision.
Official results from the Pomeroy Guitars & Wagons BRC Challenge presented by CDN Controls June 20th and 21st, 2014 in Grande Prairie, AB.
Long Go: 1. Josh Birks on Braithwaite Ranches’ Compton Bound, 85 points, $1,010.00; 2. Cawl Braithwaite, 82, $758.00; 3. (tie) Riley Gibson, Cole Young and Austin Nash, 80, $252 each; 6. Jonathan Couling, 78; 7. Gerard Oversby, 71; 8. Logan Biever, 65; no other qualified rides.
Short Go: no qualified rides.
Aggregate and Total Money Won: 1. Josh Birks, 85 on one bull, $5,052.00; 2. Cawl Braithwaite, 82, $3,790.00; 3. (tie) Riley Gibson, Cole Young and Austin Nash, 80, $1,262 each; 6. Jonathan Couling, 78; 7. Gerard Oversby, 71; 8. Logan Biever, 65; no other qualified rides.
BRC Inc. 2014 Standings up to and including Grande Prairie, AB June 20th & 21st, 2014
Place. Contestant – Hometown. Money Won. Points Earned
1st. Brian Hervey – Brant, AB. $8,986.00. 1480
2nd. Cody Moore – Vernon, BC. $10,677.00. 915
3rd/4th. Logan Biever – Claresholm, AB. $3,248.00. 865
3rd/4th. Ken Siemens – Fort St. John, BC. $5,709.00. 865
5th. Cody Coverchuk – Meadow Lake, SK. $8,087.50. 840
6th. Armando Davila – Satillo Coahuila, Mexico. $4,753.00. 820
7th. Miles Pennington – Stettler, AB. $6,304.50. 780
8th. Tim Lipsett – Lumsden, SK. $3,585.00. 765
9th. Josh Birks – Coonamble, NSW, Australia. $8,020.00. 690
10th. Taran Chirgwin – Calliope, QLD, Australia. $2,978.00. 675
Grande Prairie was the 15th event of 2014 for Bull Riders Canada Inc. Next on the schedule are the Buffalo Hills Bull Riding on Wednesday June 25th in Arrowwood, AB and the Orion Pipeline Inspections Ltd. Bull-A-Rama in Grenfell, SK on Monday June 30th.
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