Oyen, AB: Scott Schiffner and Kyle German split tonight’s title at the 15th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch. With no qualified rides in the Short Go, the winnings were split down the middle, each cowboy taking home a check for around $4,500.
Both guys take the money and run as their winnings were much needed on both accounts. When the updated standings are released, Schiffner should jump right up in to the middle of things from 13th to about 6th as he’s now got over $13,000 won after tonight. Scott spurred all but the first jump on Two Bit’s Devil’s Wing for a share of the Long Go win.
In the Long Go for German, luckily he was awarded a re-ride option, as his first bull fell down. 86.5 points was the result on a Wild Hoggs Bull called 2 Dark 2 C. Coming into Oyen in 28th, this win throws Kyle right up to where Scott was before the event in about 12th place. These CPRA Bull Riding only events are five of the top ten biggest paying in the entire year of Canadian Pro Rodeo. What might seem like another bull riding can be of huge importance.
It all came down to the final ride where all Kyle needed was a score for the outright win of the event. Trouble was, he had to get to the whistle on the Sawyer Bull, Tree Shaker for that title.
Ty Patten was third on the evening. He rode the Two Bit bucker, Mambo #5. A bull that had his way with Jordan Hansen last week in Manor, SK.
Tanner Byrne picked up some much needed money in the CPRA. Tonight he added over $1,400 to his CFR account after his 85 on Girletz’s True Grit to finish fourth overall. This money should move Tanner up into the top 20.
Rounding out the top five was Australian, Josh Birks, who’s making a run at his own CFR qualification.
Wreck of the Night easily goes to Bullfighter Brett Monea. Brett took a nasty shot from the Wild Hoggs Bull 917 Pound the Alarm which ended up being the bull of the night winner. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen anyone fly that high in person before.
Monea returned to the arena for the final bull rider. Justin Volz and I talked about the bull of the night known as Pound the Alarm.
Scott Waye made the Save of the Night helping Jordan Hansen out of a serious hang-up making it look nearly effortless.
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15th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch. Oyen, AB – July 24th, 2013. Unofficial Results.
Long Go: 1. (tie) Scott Schiffner on Two Bit’s 804 Devil’s Wing and Kyle German on Wild Hoggs’ 911 2 Dark 2 C, 86.5, $1,524.60 each; 3. Ty Patten, 86, $871.20; 4. Tanner Byrne, 85, $435.60. Short Go: No qualified rides. $166.66 ground split each. Average: 1. (tie) Scott Schiffner and Kyle German, 86.5/1, $3,049.20 each; 3. Ty Patten, 86/1, $1,524.60; 4. Tanner Byrne, 85/1, $1,016.40; 5. Josh Birks, 84/1, $813.12; 6. Skyler McBride, 83.5/1, $711.48.
Leading the Dodge Avenger standings thus far between Oyen and Hanna are the Long Go leaders. Kyle German and Scott Schiffner will go into Hanna leading the event.
As is the norm in Oyen, the lawn chairs were set up and waiting for fans before we arrived at the arena. This is one event we go to that we know has the support of the community. Thanks to everyone for making it happen once again. We look forward to being back again in 2014 for the 16th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch.