Bull Riders Canada Inc.
August 9th, 2015
Media Contact: Ted Stovin – email@example.com
For Immediate Release
Birks Passes $50k in BRC Earnings, Hervey Builds on Standings Lead
MAYERTHORPE, Alberta; EATONIA and MIDALE Saskatchewan — On a weekend that featured three stops in two different provinces, some major moves were made.
With only $100 needed for Josh Birks to cross the $50,000 mark in Bull Riders Canada earnings, he crossed the mark in fine fashion with his ninth win of the year. Eatonia happened to be the biggest stop of the weekend adding $7,500 in prize money and awarding double points.
Birks’ score of 85 on Body Special from Eno Bucking Bulls edged Brian Hervey by a point and a half for the win and over $4,300. Point-wise, Birks only made up 60 at the Harvest Crunch since Hervey was second. The event moved both of them from being nearly untouchable in the race for the National Title.
Those 60 points evaporated for Birks as Hervey’s 73 point score in Mayerthorpe on Friday night earned him 210 points for a fifth place finish. The deficit for Birks with seven Western Canadian events left is 1,245 points. Points wise, things could be different but a couple of the wins for Birks came at events only awarding 100 points for single round of competition. Events with two rounds award a potential 400 points. Change out a win in Camrose for Birks and one or two in Balzac and that’s another 600 to 900 points cutting that lead of Hervey’s substantially.
For Hervey, only $419 separates him from the $50,000 mark in career earnings in the BRC after this weekend.
Ben Kinkead updates us from Friday’s event in Midale, SK.
Manitoba Cowboys Go 1 and 2 in Midale Sask.
After a soggy arena dried out, Bull Riders Canada rolled into Saskatchewan for the ninth annual Midale Bull Bash and Cabaret Friday, August 7th.
An extremely busy weekend for bull riding in Western Canada saw the bull riders get on two head in Midale, allowing contestants to go for as many points as possible as they work to secure their ticket to the Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals in Lloydminster, SK on October 2nd and 3rd.
Round one saw the bulls get all but three on the ground, but Will Purcell, the Aussie cowboy, topped the leaderboard with a with an 82, leaving him in the driver seat headed into round two.
As round two played out, the hometown man Cole Troendle took the lead with an 82.5 point ride. That was until Manitoba Cowboy Steve Maddison took the Lazy S & Bonkowski bull 3M Beef Supply to an 85, making him the man to beat.
A big effort from the round one leader Will Purcell saw him come up just short of the eight second whistle. That meant only one man could take the buckle from Maddison, that being fellow Manitoba cowboy Landon Lockhart on his re-ride after a chute foul on his round two draw. Lockhart stayed aboard but ended up with an 84 point score, putting him into second place for the event.
A placing in Eatonia, SK the evening before, along with the second place finish in Midale, has moved Lockhart into third in the BRC National Standings.
Maddison, calling the win a “momentum changer” for his season, saw the Carmen, Manitoba product put over $1,700 in his pocket and moved him from 33th to 16th, all but securing him a spot in Lloyd.
Next up for Crossfire Bullriding Promotions is the Hanover Ag Fair Bull-A-Rama August 14th which is the first of four stops in the Keystone Province wrapping up at the end of October.
Video sponsored by Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, AB.
Official results from the Eatonia Harvest Crunch BRC on August 6th, 2015.
Round one: 1. Josh Birks on Eno Bucking Bulls’ 940 Body Special, 85 points; $870; 2. Brian Hervey, 83.5, $652; 3. Tehiko Neill, 80.5, $435; 4. Landon Lockhart, 78, $217; 5. Corey Waterson; no other qualified rides.
Finals: no qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Josh Birks – Coonamble, NSW, Australia – 85 points on one bull, $4,351, 600; 2. Brian Hervey – Brant, AB – 83.5, $3,262, 540; 3. Tehiko Neill – Hamilton, New Zealand, 80.5, $2,175, 480; 4. Landon Lockhart – Brandon, MB – 78, $1,086, 420; 5. Corey Waterson – Scone, NSW, Australia – 76.5, 360.
Official results from the Midale, SK Bull Bash on August 7th, 2015.
Round one: 1. Will Purcell on Stevens’ Bucking Bulls’ 850 Bo Chill, 82 points; 2. Logan Biever, 81.5; 3. Flint Vayro, 62; no other qualified rides.
Round two: 1. Steve Maddison on Lazy S and Bonkowski’s 28 3M Beef Supply, 85 points, 2. Landon Lockhart, 84; 3. Cole Troendle, 82.5; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Steve Maddison – Carman, MB – 85 points on one bull, $1,726, 300; 2. Landon Lockhart – Brandon, MB – 84, $1,294, 270; 3. Cole Troendle – Midale, SK – 82.5, $864; 4. Will Purcell – Merrijig, Australia – 82, $431, 240; 5. Logan Biever – Claresholm, AB – 81.5, 210; 6. Flint Vayro – Magrath, AB – 62, 180.
Official results from the Mayerthorpe, AB Ag Fair Bull-A-Rama on August 7th, 2015.
Round one: 1. Chris Young on LIC Y12 Kashmir, 77 points; 2. Brian Hervey, 73; 3. Armando Davila, 70.5; no other qualified rides.
Round two: 1. Chris Young on Rafter N Bucking Bulls’ 170 Aftershock, 81; 2. Ashton Arychuk, 80; 3. Chase Thielan, 78.5; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Chris Young – Bullsbrook, Western Australia – 81 points on one bull, $1,546, 300; 2. Ashton Arychuk – Lacombe, AB – 80, $1,159, 270; 3. Chase Thielan – Milk River, AB – 78.5, $773, 240; 4. Chris Young – Bullsbrook, Western Australia – 77, $386, 240; 5. Brian Hervey – Brant, AB – 73, 210; 6. Armando Davila – Satillo Coahuila, Mexico – 70.5, 180.
The Eatonia, SK Harvest Crunch; Midale, SK Bull Bash and Cabaret and the Mayerthorpe, AB Ag Fair Bull-A-Rama were the 46th to 48th events of 64 on the 2015 BRC season. Next up on the Bull Riders Canada Inc. schedule is the Hanover Ag Fair Bull-A-Rama presented by Lemazing Mechanical in Grunthall, MB on August 14th and the 36th Annual Ralston, AB Rodeo Bull Riding on August 15th.
Visit BullRidersCanada.ca for the full schedule and event details.
BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Midale, SK & Mayerthorpe, AB August 7th, 2015
Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Brian Hervey Brant, AB $24,164.00 4795
2nd Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $31,825.00 3550
3rd Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $8,525.00 2160
4th Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $5,501.00 1720
5th Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $10,838.00 1585
6th Chris Young Bullsbrook, Western Aust $9,318.00 1395
7th Tehiko Neill Hamilton, New Zealand $9,070.00 1195
8th Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $5,609.00 1085
9th Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $2,343.00 1070
10th Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $2,992.00 1065
11th Will Purcell Merrijig, Australia $5,319.00 1055
12th Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
13th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
14th Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
15th Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $4,883.00 860
16th Steve Maddison Carman, MB $5,051.00 795
16th William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $2,698.00 795
18th Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $3,675.00 765
19th Cole Young Fairview, AB $1,701.00 760
20th Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $3,649.00 755
21st Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $2,912.00 745
21st Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
23rd Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $2,892.00 700
23rd Ashton Arychuk Lacombe, AB $2,299.00 700
25th Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $2,896.00 665
26th Corey Waterson Scone, NSW, Aust $1,917.00 660
27th Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $4,917.00 580
27th Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $2,835.00 580
29th Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $627.00 555
30th Cooper Zur Lundbreck, AB $2,425.00 540
31st Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
32nd Travis Warburton Granum, AB $2,090.00 520
33rd Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
33rd Dace Chisan Two Hills, AB $2,383.00 510
35th Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
35th Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $2,148.00 505
37th Kyle Lozier Williams Lake, BC $1,524.00 460
38th Matt O’Flynn Quesnel, BC $1,653.00 450
39th Kyle Primeau Gwynne, AB $2,053.00 420
40th Lane Cork Quesnel, BC $1,613.00 410
41st Austin Nash Sangudo, AB $1,431.00 405
42nd Levi Lawlor Quesnel, BC $1,108.00 400
43rd Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC $2,760.00 390
43rd Cody Teece Mareeba, QLD, Aust $2,115.00 390
43rd Nicholas Klinck Bashaw, AB $1,935.00 390
46th Shaun Greenhough Penticton, BC $2,409.00 370
47th Marlon Williams Mount Currie, BC $619.00 335
48th Wyatt Gleeson Sundre, AB $826.00 290
49th Wesley Regehr Delisle, SK $1,935.00 270
50th JC Curley Shaunavon, SK $787.00 250
About Bull Riders Canada Inc. (BRC): now in it’s third season, BRC has the goal of becoming the largest public, Canadian-owned and operated bull riding company in the nation. In 2014, BRC Inc. sanctioned 32 events across four Canadian Provinces. In 2015, BRC Inc. expanded into Eastern Canada thus forging a nation-wide alliance of Bull Riding from British Columbia to New Brunswick. The Wrangler Bull Riders Canada Finals III takes place in Lloydminster, SK featuring $25,000 in prize money on October 2nd and 3rd. You can follow the BRC throughout the season on Facebook, Twitter and also on YouTube. For more information visit BullRidersCanada.ca