Fort St. John, BC: Cliff Richardson of Via Cresford, NSW, Australia leads the First Ever Daryl Mills PBR Invitational from the Fort St. John Rec Center after Round One this evening.
Richardson rode the Armstrong Bull 979 Super Too for an 89 point score. After a bit of trouble at the start, Cliff got himself back in the middle and finished things off by spurring the little red bull in the neck.
Winning both rounds and the average at this event would pay over $11,000.
In the Grudge Match as the top two riders on the night, Cliff took on the Vold Bull 22 Suck Back.
This is what Cliff had to say on the lead thus far.
Jesse Torkelson bested the Xtreme Bucking Bull W822 Rip Tide for a second best 86.5 in Round One.
Torkelson came down early from the Wild Hoggs Bull 81 Axis of Evil in the Grudge Match. With neither rider getting a score, $500 each went to the Wild Hoggs Bucking Bull Company along with the Wayne Vold Rodeo Company for their bulls performance.
Derek Creswell of Weatherford, OK finished Round One in third place while Stetson Lawrence of Williston, ND was fourth. After a decent 81.5 point effort, Scott Schiffner sits in fifth place after night one.
As one of the wrecks on the night, Zack Bright got some air time on the Wild Hoggs 667 Little Joe.
The save of the night goes to the bull fighters on this wreck with Justin Siemens on Vold’s 769 In The Club.
The conclusion of the 2013 Daryl Mills PBR Invitational begins tomorrow afternoon at 1:00pm at the Fort St. John Rec Center.
1. Cliff Richardson on Armstrong’s 979 Super Too, 89; 2. Jesse Torkelson, 86.5; 3. Derek Creswell, 84.5; 4. Stetson Lawrence, 82.5; 5. Scott Schiffner, 81.5; 6. Zac Peterson, 80.5; 7. Steve Turner, 78.5; 8. Skeeter Kingsolver, 76.5.