Bull Riders Canada Inc.
July 19th, 2015
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For Immediate Release
Hervey and Purcell win on $10k Weekend
LONGVIEW, Alberta and PENTICTON, British Columbia — On a weekend that featured $10,000 in added prize money, current BRC number one Brian Hervey increased his lead while an Australian Bull Rider got his first win on Canadian soil.
Hervey picked up his weekend win on Saturday night at the Bull Riders Canada Challenge presented by the Longview Rodeo. Only three qualified rides would be registered all evening in over 30 outs.
The Brandt, Alberta man’s 82 point effort would be enough for the win and over $2,200 in earnings. That money means both Hervey and Josh Birks have crossed the $20,000 mark in season earnings in 2015 before anyone else has even earned $10,000. In saying that, Casey Berg’s $4,500 79 point ride as the only man to ride in the Longview finals leaves him just a toonie short at $9,998.
Even though Hervey now holds a 1,575 point lead in points over Birks, the Australian talent has an edge in the money won department by a few hundred bucks. Point wise though it would take more than three wins for Birks to catch Hervey for the title.
Chris Young, who placed second in Longview, moved from 24th in the BRC to 12th thanks to the 270 points earned there.
Across the rocks over in Penticton, BC fellow Australian Will Purcell earned his first BRC title at the 2nd Annual Speedway Bull-A-Rama. A 79 in the first round set him up to hit a home run at 85.5 points in the finals. Picking up over $3,000 for his work, it made the trip quite worth-while.
Purcell moved from 41st to 18th thanks to the win.
Second place Jacob Gardner of Fort St. John, BC may have punched his ticket to the third edition of the BRC Finals in Lloydminster, SK this coming October. Gardner moved from outside top 50 to 23rd and went home from Penticton with almost $3,700 in earnings.
The following highlights from this weekend’s events are courtesy of Feature Productions Inc. and Will Purcell.
Videos sponsored by Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. in Calgary, AB.
Official results from the Bull Riders Canada Challenge presented by the Longview Rodeo on July 18th.
Round one: 1. Brian Hervey on Braithwaite Ranches 206 GOAT, 82 points, $2,271; 2. Chris Young, 80.5, $1,858; no other qualified rides.
Finals: 1. Casey Berg on Big Stone Rodeo’s 139 Demon Speeding, 78 points, $4,500; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Brian Hervey – Brant, AB – 82 points on one bull, $2,271, 300; 2. Chris Young – Bullsbrook, Western Australia, 80.5, $1,858, 270; 3. Casey Berg – Wainwright, AB – 78, $4,500, 260.
Official results from the 2nd Annual Speedway Bull-A-Rama in Penticton, BC on July 18th.
Round one: 1. Jacob Gardner on Coyote Creek Rodeo’s 1010 Tin Tin, 82 points, $1,652; 2. Kyle Lozier, 81, $1,239; 3. (tie) Marlon Williams and Will Purcell, 79, $619 each; 5. Matt O’Flynn, 78; 6. Chris Hansen, 76; 7. Marlon Williams, 75; 8. Jorry Holmes, 74; no other qualified rides.
Finals: 1. Will Purcell on S&E Bucking Bulls’ 924 Trigger Happy, 85.5 points, $2,475; 2. Jacob Gardner, 80, $2,025; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate, total money and points won: 1. Will Purcell – Merrijig, Australia – 164.5 points on two bulls, $3,094, 375; 2. Jacob Gardner – Fort St. John, BC – 162, $3,677, 370; 3. Kyle Lozier – Williams Lake, BC – 81, $1,239, 250; 4. Marlon Williams – Mount Currie, BC – 79, $619, 215; 5. Matt O’Flynn – Quesnel, BC – 78, 180; 6. Chris Hansen – Caroline, AB – 76, 150; 7. Marlon Williams – Mount Currie, BC – 75, 120; 8. Jorry Holmes – Merritt, BC – 74, 90.
The Bull Riders Canada Challenge presented by the Longview Rodeo and 2nd Annual Speedway Bull-A-Rama in Penticton, BC were the 37th and 38th events of the 2015 BRC season. Next up on the Bull Riders Canada Inc. schedule is the Perdue, SK Bull Riding on July 25th and two stops in Eastern Canada.
Visit BullRidersCanada.ca for the full schedule and event details.
BRC Inc. 2015 Standings up to and including Longview, AB & Penticton, BC July 18th, 2015
Place Contestant Hometown Money Won Points Earned
1st Brian Hervey Brant, AB $20,902.00 4045
2nd Josh Birks Coonamble, NSW, Aust $21,159.00 2470
3rd Cody Coverchuk Meadow Lake, SK $5,501.00 1720
4th Casey Berg Wainwright, AB $9,998.00 1510
5th Landon Lockhart Brandon, MB $6,145.00 1470
6th Shay Marks Sunnybrook, AB $5,609.00 1085
7th Tyler Pankewitz Ponoka, AB $3,930.00 1035
8th Cory Perry Strathmore, AB $4,203.00 970
9th Devon Mezei Big Valley, AB $5,297.00 895
10th Flint Vayro Whitewood, SK $2,343.00 890
11th Armando Davila Satillo Coahuila, Mex $2,992.00 885
12th Chris Young Bullsbrook, Western Aust $7,386.00 805
13th William Pooyak Sweetgrass, SK $2,698.00 795
14th Miles Pennington Stettler, AB $3,675.00 765
15th Cole Young Fairview, AB $1,701.00 760
16th Ken Siemens Fort St. John, BC $3,649.00 755
17th Jake Wilson Cargo, Australia $941.00 745
18th Tehiko Neill Hamilton, New Zealand $6,895.00 715
18th Will Purcell Merrijig, Australia $4,888.00 715
20th Kale Marks Sunnybrook, AB $2,072.00 670
21st Jacob Stahl Clive, AB $2,896.00 665
22nd Micheal Ostashek Vermillion, AB $4,171.00 610
23rd Jacob Gardner Fort St. John, BC $4,917.00 580
23rd Garrett Green Meeting Creek, AB $2,835.00 580
25th Tim Lipsett Lumsden, SK $627.00 555
26th Cooper Zur Lundbreck, AB $2,425.00 540
27th Wacey Finkbeiner Ponoka, AB $1,597.00 525
28th Zane Lambert Westbourne, MB $3,579.00 510
28th Dace Chisan Two Hills, AB $2,383.00 510
30th Wacey Anderson Naicam, SK $2,729.00 505
30th Quinton Bock Maple Creek, SK $2,148.00 505
32nd Steve Maddison Carman, MB $3,325.00 495
33rd Logan Biever Claresholm, AB $2,892.00 490
34th Kyle Lozier Williams Lake, BC $1,524.00 460
35th Matt O’Flynn Quesnel, BC $1,653.00 450
36th Ashton Arychuk Lacombe, AB $1,140.00 430
37th Kyle Primeau Gwynne, AB $2,053.00 420
38th Lane Cork Quesnel, BC $1,613.00 410
39th Austin Nash Sangudo, AB $1,431.00 405
40th Levi Lawlor Quesnel, BC $1,108.00 400
41st Reid Lozier 150 Mile House, BC $2,760.00 390
41st Cody Teece Mareeba, QLD, Aust $2,115.00 390
41st Nicholas Klinck Bashaw, AB $1,935.00 390
44th Shaun Greenhough Penticton, BC $2,409.00 370
45th Marlon Williams Mount Currie, BC $619.00 335
46th Wyatt Gleeson Sundre, AB $826.00 290
47th Wesley Regehr Delisle, SK $1,935.00 270
48th JC Curley Shaunavon, SK $787.00 250
49th Travis Warburton Granum, AB $1,140.00 240
50th Wyatt Laughlin Pincher Creek, AB $393.00 220
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