Lethbridge, AB: 22 year old Australian Troy Wilkinson won the Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenge at the Enmax Center with 175.5 on two bulls highlighted by an 89 point ride on the Vold Bull Captain.
Troy rode the Armstrong bull Jessie Junction for an 86.5 an a share of the long go win.
Wilkinson edged current PBR Canada leader Zane Lambert by a half point. Lambert had the highest scored ride of the weekend with a 90 point score in the short go on Vold’s Big Valley Black.
Night one leader Beau Hill finished the event in third place with 170.5 points on two. Rounding out the top five were Josh Birks, with 86.5 points on one, who bucked off the infamous Vold Bull Slash who is to be retired at the end of 2013.
Birks rode Two Bit’s new bull by the name of Wasted for the tie of the long go win.
Montana’s Matt Triplett finished fifth with 86 points from night one.
Jared Farley got in a bit of a mess with Two Bit’s Bringing Sexy Back in the short go.
Troy Wilkinson had this to say after the event.
Professional Bull Riders Canada & 3D Bullriding Inc.
Bridge City Chrysler/LA Towing PBR Challenege
Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Center
Event Leaders (Total Score with payout)
1. Troy Wilkinson, 175.5/2, $7,735; 2. Zane Lambert, 175/2, $4,420; 3. Beau Hill, 170.5/2, $2,652; 4. Josh Birks 86.5/1, $3,315; 5. Matt Triplett, 86, $1,944.80; 6. Tanner Girletz, 85.5/1, $839.80; 7. (tie) Scott Schiffner, 85/1, $839.80; 7. (tie) Ty Elliot, 85/1, $353.60; 9. (tie) Stetson Lawrence and Jared Farley, 84.5/1; 11. (tie) Clint Johnson and Ty Elliot, 84/1; 13. Poncho Limas, 82.5/1; 14. (tie) Max Fortmuller and Adam Jamison, 81.5/1; 15. Dakota Louis, 81/1.
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