What’s That Bull for the White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch – July 24th, 2013
Oyen, AB: 2013 Marks the 15th year there has been a White Lightning Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch in Oyen. For the past few year’s it’s been an event sanctioned by the CPRA.
With the money won counting to the 40th CFR come November, this event attracts Canada’s best. It starts this year at 7:00pm but you’ll need to get there early if you want to get a good seat. Last year people were there hours early to get a seat.
For more on Wednesday’s Dodge Pro Cowboy Crunch, check out last year’s story leading into the event.
These are my thoughts on a few of the evening’s match-ups on who might come out on top.
Tyler Pankewitz vs. Trendon – Ty Elliot rode this Wild Hoggs Bull in Merritt for 86.5 at the start of June. In that trip he started right, and came back to the left. For Pank’s consideration I think it would be ideal if this bull went to the left and stayed in it. That’s what he did with Tanner Byrne in the Short Go at the Curtis Leschyshyn Invitational in Langham, SK a few weeks later. I’m going with an 86 here.
Todd Chotowetz vs. Morning Breath – Currently, Todd sits 18th in Canada after a pretty solid start to the year. A draw like this could really do him some good. This bull isn’t ridden much. Last year’s champion, Ty Pozzobon rode him in his hometown of Merritt in June. I think Chotowetz comes through here for the same score.
Tanner Girletz vs. About to Blow – I think Tanner must be pumped to have this bull of Josh and Tamara Berezay’s. We hadn’t seen this one for a while up until Saturday in Manor. It’s good to see him back. With this event on Wednesday being very near to Tanner’s home town we could see a big score. Scott Schiffner was one of the first guys to ride this bull last fall in Lloydminster, SK. I’m saying 87 and the long go win. It looks like Tanner has already got the CFR made. Every dollar counts but the weight is off his shoulders now.
Ty Patten vs. Mambor #5 – Jordan Hansen got in all sorts of a mess just a few days ago in Manor with this bull for the wreck of the night. Ty watched the video the other day and didn’t seem to be phased by the wreck on tape. He was too busy looking at how to take on his mount. Two Bit’s Mambo # 5 should help Ty get up another spot or two in the Canadian Standings. Look for an 85 here. Ty might even spur this one after missing Morris and Maple Creek this weekend.
Tanner Byrne vs. True Grit – Tanner may have won $35,000 in Calgary two weeks ago but that doesn’t count in the CPRA. He’s got to put the hammer down and do some winning to make the CFR again. Last year he was the average champion and I expect he thinks noting but the same would be a sub-par year. Girletz’s True Grit is a bull that he can get back to that six man short go on too. As per usual, look for some spurs flying from the former event champion right here in Oyen.
Below is the full draw. Take a shot at what you think might win the long go.
|1 JORDAN HANSEN||OKOTOKS AB||XCB 875 MOVES LIKE JAGGER|
|2 JODY TURNER||COCHRANE AB||XCB 369 NIGHT TIME 9|
|3 BEAU BROOKS||COCHRANE AB||XCB 777 JIMINY HOU|
|4 TYLER PANKEWITZ||PONOKA AB||WHB 90 TRENDON|
|5 SKYLER MCBRIDE||MADDEN AB||XCB 349 HARRISON FLATS|
|6 TY ELLIOTT||NANTON AB||XCB 719 HIGH TIME|
|7 KYLE LOZIER||150 MILE HOUSE BC||WHB 935 ANGRY MUSIC|
|8 DAKOTA BUTTAR||KINDERSLEY SK||WHB 916 K ROSE|
|9 STEVEN TURNER||COCHRANE AB||WHB 91 SAUSAGE STUFFER|
|10 GARRETT GREEN||MEETING CREEK AB||WHB 856 BACK ON TRACK|
|11 TODD CHOTOWETZ||MAJOR SK||WHB 818 MORNING BREATH|
|12 COREY WATERSON||STRATHMORE AB||ESB 911 E.W’S BONNESS|
|13 DUSTIN BOWEN||FREDICKSBURG, PA||ESB 916 POPCORN TWIST|
|14 TYLER THOMSON||BLACK DIAMOND AB||ESB 90 BROWNIE|
|15 KYLE GERMAN||CROSSFIELD AB||ESB 9 ROY BOY|
|16 JESSE TORKELSON||WARBURG AB||ESB 60 BIG CARL|
|17 TANNER GIRLETZ||CEREAL AB||2BB 703 ABOUT TO BLOW|
|18 CHAD BESPLUG||CLARESHOLM AB||2BB 835 BLURRED LINES|
|19 JOSH BIRKS||STRATHMORE AB||2BB LR761 DOOM AND GLOOM|
|20 TY PATTEN||BUCK LAKE AB||2BB 548 MAMBO #5|
|21 SCOTT SCHIFFNER||STRATHMORE AB||2BB 804 DEVILS WING|
|22 DEVON MEZEI||BIG VALLEY AB||2BB 50 IRONMAN|
|23 ZANE LAMBERT||WESTBOURNE MB||WGB 971 GYPSY RIDE|
|24 DENTON EDGE||MARWAYNE AB||WGB 962 WONDERLUST|
|25 JAKE WILSON||STRATHMORE AB||WGB 922 KNOCK DOWN|
|26 WADE MARCHAND||VERNON BC||WGB 63 FORGET ME NOT|
|27 COLE COLLINS||FORT ST JOHN BC||WGB 981 ANGRY PIRATE|
|28 DANIEL HANSEN||CAROLINE AB||WGB 62 FRECKLES|
|29 TY POZZOBON||MERRITT BC||WGB 941 SLUMP BUSTER|
|30 TANNER BYRNE||PRINCE ALBERT SK||WGB 801 TRUE GRIT|
Ty Pozzobon won this event last year, this is the link to that story where you’ll find the full event recap and his big time 90 point ride on the then Skori Bull and now Calgary Stampede Bull, Gingas Kong.
See you in Oyen Wednesday Night!