CLARESHOLM, Alberta — The second Chad Besplug Invitational takes place this Saturday night at the Claresholm Agriplex starting at 7:00pm kicking off the 2015 Canadian Pro Rodeo season. Tickets are available at Frontier Western Shop in Claresholm and there are an additional 400 seats this year.
Chad himself and Ty Pozzobon, who won’t be riding on Saturday due to taking additional time off due to a concussion, added their thoughts on some of the top match-ups below.
Come on down on Friday night for a bucking bull futurity, steer riding and freestyle bullfighting as well.
Tyler Pankewitz vs. Super Too – “He will be first or second in the round if he rides him,” – Ty.
Harve Stewart scored 89 on the red bull in Merritt, BC at Ty’s namesake event last May.
Tyler Thomson vs. Hail Storm – This is rematch from the CFR in 2014 where Tyler scored 83.75.
“But Tyler thought he should have been more…,” – Chad.
The bull has been ridden twice in eight attempts recorded on ProBullStats.com. Expect Tyler to be around 85 points and not be disappointed in his score.
Jordan Hansen vs. Kish This – This is a rematch, from Innisfail in 2013, where the bull was victorious.
“This is a bull that a rider of Jordan’s caliber should ride and win the round on. This will be a good test for the young man to start off the year,” – Chad.
Jesse Torkelson vs. It’s Time – “This is a big flashy red and white bull that the crowd will like a lot. Expect Jesse to make a great ride on this bull and be in the top three in the round,” – Chad.
For the recorded stats, this Big Stone bull has been covered seven times in 18 attempts for an average score of about 85 points.
Chad Besplug vs. Liquid Fire – “Of course he’s going to win, it’s his event,” – Ty.
This bull hasn’t been ridden yet according to the stats but looks like one Chad could win the long go on.
Zane Lambert vs. Catch Me If You Can – A black and white bull from the Wild Hoggs that I haven’t see a lot of. What I do know is that the video Wacey Anderson pointed me to this morning shows a bull that Zane should be a few points on.
Dakota Buttar vs. Sprinkles – This is a rematch from Prince Albert, SK PBR last May where Dakota scored 85 points on the black Girletz bull. As Buttar is the reigning champion here in Claresholm and for Canada he’s looking to start off the year on the same foot as he did in 2014.
Draw for the long go of the Chad Besplug Invitational in Claresholm, AB on February 28th, 2015 at 7:00pm.
|1 DEVON MEZEI||BIG VALLEY AB||OB 98 WHITE RUSH’N||L|
|2 DUSTIN TOMPKINS||WIMBORNE AB||OB 813 MISSING LINK||L|
|3 MILES PENNINGTON||LACOMBE AB||OB 817 TRACKER||L|
|4 TYLER PANKEWITZ||PONOKA AB||CAB 979 SUPER TOO||R|
|5 STEVEN TURNER||COCHRANE AB||CAB 981 SHARK BAIT||RB|
|6 FABIAN DUECK||ACME, AB||CAB 973 FULL CRY||L|
|7 JERETT NASH||ECKVILLE AB||CAB 984 RAINY NIGHTS||RB|
|8 TYLER THOMSON||BLACK DIAMOND AB||VB 003 HAIL STORM||L|
|9 JORDAN HANSEN||OKOTOKS AB||BB 749 KISH THIS||R|
|10 JESSE TORKELSON||WARBURG AB||BB 853 ITS TIME||R|
|11 REID LOZIER||150 MILE HOUSE BC||BB 045 SEVEN DUST||L|
|12 JARED PARSONAGE||MAPLE CREEK SK||BB 013 CACTUS CUT||L|
|13 SCOTT SCHIFFNER||STRATHMORE AB||VB -69 RIVAL SON||L|
|14 WACEY ANDERSON||LONGVIEW, AB||VB 090 BLACK BIRKS||L|
|15 CHAD BESPLUG||CLARESHOLM AB||WHB 005 LIQUID FIRE||R|
|16 SKYLER MCBRIDE||MADDEN AB||WHB 81 AXIS OF EVIL||L|
|17 JAKE WILSON||CLARESHOLM, AB||WHB 056 SWORN ENEMY||L|
|18 ZANE LAMBERT||WESTBOURNE MB||WHB 016 CATCH ME IF YOU CAN||L|
|19 DANIEL HANSEN||CALGARY AB||WGB 68 BLUE PRINT||R|
|20 GARRETT GREEN||MEETING CREEK AB||WGB 057 JUNKY||R|
|21 WACEY FINKBEINER||PONOKA AB||WGB 831 IDIOT PROOF||L|
|22 BEAU BROOKS||COCHRANE AB||WGB 108 ZZ TOP||L|
|23 DAKOTA BUTTAR||KINDERSLEY SK||WGB 087 SPRINKLES||R|
|24 TY ELLIOTT||NANTON AB||WHB 166 KING PIN||L|
|25 TODD CHOTOWETZ||MAJOR SK||RGB 917 DIRTY MONEY||R|
|26 ADAM JAMISON||OKOTOKS AB||RGB 077 VILLAGE IDIOT||L|
|27 BILLY WEST||CADOGAN AB||BB 050 ATTITUDE DUDE||L|
|WHB 079 GET THIS||L – Low|
|BB 622 POP EVIL||R|
|BB 035 SHEEP CREEK||R|
|BB K2 SUGAR SMACK||R|
|OB 726 UP TIGHT||L|
|OB T22 RED STAG||L|
|VB 905 PROPER RIPPED||L|
|VB 008 HEAVENS BASEMENT||R|
|WGB 106 FREAKAZOID||R|
|CAB 111U BUFFALO CHIPS||R – High|