Vernon, BC: There’s a lot of work that goes into every bull riding event that takes place throughout each year of competition. Most of them are planned out quite far in advance as well.
That was sort of the case for yesterday’s Elite Pro Bull Riding event in Vernon, BC at the Coyote Creek Ranch.
In a little over a month, Wade Marchand, along with the help of a number of people were able to put together a very successful event.
“There wasn’t an empty seat in the house. Probably about 400 people were here.” Wade told me this afternoon over the phone.
“We had great support from friends and family.” He added.
With the help of technology, we are able to today share the story of what happened at yesterday’s event.
I’d like to personally thank Wade for sharing the videos on YouTube so we could all see them!
Here’s how it all went down:
Cody Moore started it off on the Marchand bull Major League for an 86.5
2011 Canadian High School Bull Riding Champion, BC Bull Riding Champion as well as BCRA Bull Riding Champion Ryan Jasper made a really good ride not long after on White Devil. Another Marchand bull that’s out of Rambler and a Heaven on Earth cow.
The bull of the day was decided to be Kyle Style who you can see throwing off Matt O’flynn here:
Cody Moore ended up winning the long round with his 86.5. Next came the short round.
Ryan Jasper took on the Marchand Bull by the name of Heat Seeker, known for his reputation of being mean in the short round:
Wade Marchand on Nocturnal Nailer owned by the JRB Cattle Company. For those of you wondering about the JRB Cattle Company, Vernon was their first ever event. Jimmy & Renolds Bonneau were brought in by the Marchand Family to sub contract the event.
When I asked wade about doing two jobs at this bull riding he said “Planning it was pretty busy, I wasnt even thinking about riding hardly.”
It turned out to work pretty well for him.
The final rider to go was Cody Moore. After the great ride he had in the short round all he needed was a bit more than 80 points to lock down the average win. He did much more than that on the Marchand Bull Anti Venom.
Here’s how the money was paid out yesterday afternoon at the Coyote Creek Ranch
- Cody Moore $1,700
- Ryan Jasper $1,380
- Greg Bridge $430
- Wade Marchand $400