Courtesy: PBR Canada
CALGARY, Alberta –Cody Coverchuk (Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan) earned his first PBR (Professional Bull Riders) victory of the season Wednesday night, taking the buckle at the Touring Pro Division’s (TPD) Ranchman’s Renegades Charity Bullbustin’ in Calgary, Alberta.
In Round 1, Coverchuk finished second, riding Red Pheasant (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) for 86 points.
The 23-year-old then logged the only qualified ride in the championship round, scoring 86.5 points aboard OLS Tubs Buckington (Outlaw Buckers).
For his perfect performance, Coverchuk earned $11,081.81 CAD, 60 world points and 320 points towards the Canadian National Standings, where he is now ranked No.5, trailing No.1 Jordan Hansen (Okotoks, Alberta) by 635.83 points.
As the only other rider to deliver a perfect, 2-for-2 showing in Calgary, Matt Triplett (Columbia Falls, Montana) finished second, after beginning night two of competition as the event leader.
On Tuesday, Triplett rode Grandpa’s Whiskey (Girletz Rodeo Stock) in Round 1 for 81.5 points, then logged 85 points aboard Anika’s Pet (Big Chief Bucking Bulls) for the round win in the short go.
Currently ranked No.8 in the world standings, Triplett earned $7,214.38 CAD and 30 world points, further closing the gap between him and the world No.1 Eduardo Aparecido.
Gustavo Pedrero (Jalisco, Mexico) finished third, backed by his Round 1 winning, 86.5-point on Chip Shot (Outlaw Buckers) on the first day of the event. Pedrero earned $4,908.75 CAD and 20 world points.
Four riders split the fourth place overall finish in Calgary, logging matching 85.5-point rides aboard their Round 1 draws.
On Tuesday, Koal Livingston (Burleston, Texas) took advantage of a re-ride on Chump (Big Chief Bucking Bulls), Tyler Harr (Hazen, Arkansas) rode Red Mile (Outlaw Buckers) and Lachlan Richardson (Gresford, NSW, AUS) made the 8 aboard Southern Heat (Vold Rodeo / Prescott), while Chase Outlaw (Hamburg, Arkansas) rode Dilly Gaff (Girletz Rodeo Stock) on Wednesday.
Each bull rider takes home $1,532.14 CAD and 7.5 world points.
Next up for PBR Canada’s TPD is the Bullbustin’ in Support of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre on Thursday, July 6 at Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. Action gets underway at 7:00pm MST with riders squaring off against some of Canada’s rankest bulls for a piece of the $20,000 CAD purse.
Official results from the Ranchman’s Renegades PBR Bullbustin’ on July 4th and 5th, 2017.
Round one: 1. Gustavo Pedrero on Outlaw Buckers’ Chip Shot, 86.5 points, $1,785.00; 2. Cody Coverchuk, 86, $1,338.70; 3. (tie) Chase Outlaw, Koal Livingston, Lachlan Richardson and Tyler Harr, 85.5, $334.70; 7. Matt Triplett, 81.5 points; 6. (tie) Cody Casper and Fraser Babbington, 81; 8. Todd Chotowetz, 80.5; 9. Zane Lambert, 76;
Finals: 1. Cody Coverchuk on Outlaw Buckers’ OLS Tubs Buckington, 86.5 points, $2,454.37; 2. Matt Triplett, 85, $2,008.13; no other qualified rides.
Aggregate: 1. Cody Coverchuk – Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan – 172.5 points on two bulls, $11,081.81, 60 points; 2. Matt Triplett – Columbia Falls, Montana – 166.5, $7,214.38, 30; 3. Gustavo Pedrero – Jalisco, Mexico – 86.5 points on one bull, $4,908.75, 20; 4. (tie) Chase Outlaw – Hamburg, Arkansas – Koal Livingston – Burleston, Texas – Lachlan Richardson – Gresford, NSW, Australia and Tyler Harr – Hazen, Arkansas – 85.5, $1,532.14 each, 7.5 points each; 7. (tie) Fraser Babbington – Gisborne, New Zealand and Lawson Nobbs – Moura, QLD, Australia – 82.5, $208.25 each.