CORONATION, Alberta — It’s then end of August already, and I can’t believe it. Summer is winding down and I head back to school next week (not pumped) but there are still a ton of events on the PBR Canada Schedule. Up next, we have the Coronation Royal Rumbull, an always-great event that is a big chance for many of the athletes to make some moves in the Canadian Standings.
We have a great mix of talent from all over the world set to compete against some of the best bulls Canada has to offer so it is safe to say that fans are in for a great night of bull riding.
The night begins at 6:30 pm with sheep riding and wild pony racing followed by PBR Canada action at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at Golby Hardware, R.E. Brigley & Sons, and The Coronation Fair with children 10 and under getting in free. Additionally, the 50/50 is guaranteed to be $1,000 so you’re definitely won’t want to miss out. If you need any further information head to their Facebook page by clicking here.
Below are a few of my key matchups heading into tonight:
Fabian Dueck vs. C82 Throwin’ Shade
Fabian has been a staple on the Canadian bull riding scene for the last number of years, he is originally from Paraguay and has found himself a new home in Canada. When it comes to the current PBR Canada National Standings, Fabian finds himself sitting 31st and on the outside looking in when it comes to the finals in Saskatoon on November 23rd and 24th. Throwin’ Shade is a great bull from the Flying High Rodeo Co., Chase Outlaw was 88.00 points on him at the Cluny, Alberta event on July 1st. Throwin’ Shade will turn back to the right into Fabian’s hand, which should fit him, just right. If Fabian shows up with his riding pants on we could see him make some big moves in the Canadian Standings.
Dakota Buttar vs. 512 OMB Full Sleeve
Hot on the heels of the No. 1 man Jared Parsonage, Dakota has that $50,000 bonus in his sights and shows no signs of slowing down. After taking a few weeks off to heal a hip injury Dakota is back and I’m sure he is chomping at the bit to get rolling again. He is matched up here against OMB Full Sleeve from Wilson Rodeo, we have seen a lot of over the past few events. Shay Marks was the last person to get by this bull to the tune of 84.5 points, Full Sleeve isn’t the easiest of bulls to get by but a guy of Dakota’s calibre should have no trouble with him. I am going to go out on a limb and say I wont be surprised if we see Dakota come out with his fifth event win of the season.
Reese Cates vs. X313 Hells Bells
It’s cool to see a guy like Reese back up in Canada, after checking out ProBullStats.com it appears as if Reese is coming back from an injury and there is no better place to shake the rust off than in Coronation. Reese has been a top tier rider for the bulk of his career and I’m sure it wont take long for him to get back to form. He has drawn a great bull again from Wilson Rodeo named Hells Bells, which could be a homerun here for Reese. Edgar Durazo rode this bull for 88 points this spring at the Brooks, Alberta event back in April. Hells Bells should be in the gate around the right into Reese’s hand, and if he can get by Hells Bells we could easily see a round win.
Dayton Johnston vs. 532 Stuntman Hank
Dayton is one our young guns on the PBR Canada trail, currently sitting No. 23 in the National Standings and if he wants to secure his spot at the finals he is going to have to make some moves over the next few events. No better place to start than here, he will first have to conquer Stunt Man Hank from the Wild Hoggs Bucking Bull crew. This is a great bull that should turn back to the left away from Dayton’s hand, which will be no easy task but if he can ride like he can definitely get the job done. Stuntman Hank was last rode by Brady Fielder for 84 points at the Ranchman’s event in Calgary, Alberta back in July. If Dayton can get him twisted we should see a similar score here.
Stay tuned to Everything Cowboy for full event coverage on Thursday.