PBR Canadian Finals Qualifiers Announced

Courtesy of PBR Canada on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pbrcanada?fref=ts

Qualifiers Announced for the 2012 Professional Bull Riders Canadian Finals at Credit Union Centre
Saskatchewan’s own Aaron Roy tries to become first ever 3-time Canadian Champion

SASKATOON, SK (October 24, 2012) – The qualifying roster has been announced for the PBR Canadian National Finals, presented by Dakota Dunes Casino, which returns to Credit Union Centre November 16 & 17. This is the event that will determine who will be the 2012 Canadian National Champion and take home a $10,000 bonus for winning the national title.

Aaron Roy of Yellow Grass, SK comes into the event with the points lead as he tries to earn his record setting third championship title. He is sure to have his hands full as this years’ competition will be tough as Zane Lambert (Manitoba), Chad Besplug (Alberta), Ty Pozzobon (BC) and reigning Champion Tyler Thompson (Alberta) are all within striking distance. The years’ top 30 qualifiers have earned spots into the Finals and will be joined by five special invitation riders from the PBR World Rankings. The invitees include JB Mauney of North Carolina, currently ranked 5th in the World along with 10th ranked Robson Palermo from Brazil. Mauney placed in the top three at four consecutive World Finals events and is the only cowboy to ever stay on all eight bulls for eight seconds during the PBR World Finals competition in Las Vegas. The full list of qualified riders is as follows:

1. Aaron Roy
2. Zane Lambert
3. Ty Pozzobon
4. Chad Besplug
5. Matt Triplett
6. Kyle Lozier
7. Beau Hill
8. Scott Schiffner
9. Tanner Byrne
10. Tyler Pankewitz
11. Stetson Lawrence
12. Deveon Mezei
13. Zac Peterson
14. Tanner Girletz
15. Ty Elliott
16. Clint Johnson
17. Tyler Thompson (the 2011 Canadian Chamption)
18. Cord McCoy
19. Josh BIrks
20. Billy Robinson
21. Cody Ford
22. Travis Briscoe
23. Dusty Labeth
24. Sevi Torturo
25. Josh Ehlers
26. Reese Cates
27. Cody Johnson
28. Brant Atwood
29. Nathan Schaper
30. Nicholas Brien
And by special invite:
31. JB Mauney
32. Robson Palermo
33. Kody Lostroh
34. Douglas Duncan
35. Harve Stewart

The Championship competition starts at 7:30pm both nights. Tickets can be purchased at the Credit Union Centre Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, by phone at 938-7800 and 1-800-970-7328 or on-line at ticketmaster.ca. Tickets start at just $15 for Adults and this year advanced purchased tickets for kids are just $15 everywhere except in VIP seating. Plus, plan to come early to meet the riders, get autographs and see the bulls up close at the Corral Party will be held from 6-7pm before each event. To enter the Corral Party, fans will need a same day event ticket and a Corral Pass, which is included for free with all VIP tickets or for an additional $10 with all other tickets.



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