OYEN, Alberta — Wednesday Night the Canadian Pro Rodeo Association Bull Riders make their way into Oyen RCMP Centennial Park for the 16th Annual White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch.
$10,000 in added prize money is up for grabs with all monies counting towards this coming November’s Canadian Finals Rodeo in Edmonton.
Seats are taken up early so get there well beforehand!
2006 Canadian Champion Bull Rider Tanner Girletz, who grew up in nearby Cereal, comes to us today with his thoughts on a few of the match-ups to look out for.
Todd Chotowetz vs. Rosin Fire – This is a great young bull of Wild Hoggs. I have only seen him a couple of times and when I did I liked him a lot. Shay Marks was 85.5 on him not that long ago. Todd has been struggling a little bit but with an easy weekend and a wedding last weekend he’s fresh and has drawn great. Look for anther 85 plus and Todd to show his skills in the short round.
Lonnie West vs. Bucking Fantastic – This is Loonie’s maiden voyage on the pro scene as far as I know. What a better way to start then one of the most prolific bulls in Canada. Bucking fantastic of two bit bucking bulls. This little guy might be getting towards the end of his career but he’s still an awesome draw. Lonnie rides great and he will really like this ol boy. Look for a great rookie to ride a great veteran for a trip back for another one.
Scott Schiffner vs ZZ Top – This bull came from Allen Girletz and has been outstanding. At the Ranchman’s Bull Riding he was marked 46.5 bucking off PBR World Finals competitor Matt Triplett. He should be right into the door to the left which is usually a cowboys disadvantage. However, during the Calgary Stampede Scott made one of the better rides away from his hand that I have seen not only him but anyone make this year, and it was for $100 g’s. Look for the round win here and Scott to start his charge for the CFR.
Dakota Buttar vs Idiot Proof – Number one man in Canada, that’s all you need to say. This kid doesn’t fall off too often, and that will be the case again here. Bull will be right there to the left and so will Dakota. This bull has two different trips, on his day you can be 90, if not you can be 86 so either way he will be back.
Look for a great event that my family and the whole town of Oyen work very hard to produce. Hope everyone has a great time and rides great!
PERFORMANCE: #1 7:00PM WED JULY 23 2014
1 TYLER PANKEWITZ PONOKA AB XCB 875 MOVES LIKE JAGGER
2 GARRETT GREEN MEETING CREEK AB XCB 330 PLAYMATE RECERTIFIED
3 BROCK RADFORD DEWINTON, AB XCB 320 GREY AREA
4 TYLER THOMSON BLACK DIAMOND AB WHB 918 GOIN’ STEADY
5 JAKE WILSON STRATHMORE AB XCB 01 EDGE OF GLORY
6 TY ELLIOTT NANTON AB XCB 369 NIGHT TIME 9
7 DEVON MEZEI BIG VALLEY AB WHB 063 KICKIN’ M.S.
8 TODD CHOTOWETZ MAJOR SK WHB 933 ROSIN FIRE
9 BILLY WEST CADOGAN AB WHB 079 GET THIS
10 KYLE LOUDON QUEENSLAND AU WHB 066 ROCKAHOLIC
11 DANIEL HANSEN CALGARY AB WHB 071 WIZZBANG
12 SKYLER MCBRIDE MADDEN AB WGB 0 FIDGET
13 JESSE TORKELSON WARBURG AB WGB 042 PAINTED PRETZEL
14 JORDAN HANSEN OKOTOKS AB WGB 012 MR MUGS
15 IAN MOLAN IRELAND WGB 011 POW WOW ECHO
16 FABIAN DUECK ACME, AB 2BB 697 HANDS FREE
17 JERETT NASH SANGUDO AB 2BB 968 FULL THROTTLE FREDDY
18 WACEY FINKBEINER PONOKA AB 2BB 813 T BIRDS DANGER RANGER
19 LONNIE WEST CADOGAN, AB 2BB 861 BUCKING FANTASTIC
20 ADAM JAMISON OKOTOKS AB 2BB 548 MAMBO #5
21 GERARD OVERSBY AUSTRALIA 2BB 852 BLIZZARD
22 RILEY GIBSON SEVEN PERSONS AB ESB 0818 BOB MARLEY
23 ZANE LAMBERT WESTBOURNE MB ESB 911 E.W’S BONNESS
24 STEVEN TURNER COCHRANE AB ESB 916 POPCORN TWIST
25 BEAU BROOKS COCHRANE AB ESB L10 JIM TOM
26 DUSTIN TOMPKINS WIMBORNE AB WGB 68 BLUE PRINT
27 REID LOZIER 150 MILE HOUSE BC WGB 962 WONDERLUST
28 SCOTT SCHIFFNER STRATHMORE AB WGB 108 ZZ TOP
29 DAKOTA BUTTAR KINDERSLEY SK WGB 831 IDIOT PROOF
30 JARED PARSONAGE MAPLE CREEK SK WGB V29 FINKLES DOG
1. WGB 106 FREAK ZOID (LOW)
2. ESB 0819 MINION STEWART
3. 2BB 867 BRINGING SEXY BACK
4. WHB 911 2 DARK 2 C
5. XCB 899 GRETZKY
6. WGB 104 MOTO MOTO (HIGH)