The Last Call from Prince Albert, SK

Calgary, AB: The Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR was a great success. I had always heard of the great committee putting on a great event in Prince Albert. It was an outstanding event and a great event in memory of Max Clunie and Wade Cooper who were both a huge part of the event before the plane crash that took their lives from us much, much too soon on June 30th of last year.

The standing ovation the received at the beginning of the event both nights was one that still gives me chills and I think brought a tear to nearly every eye in the whole building.

Max and Wade were remembered in a great way this past weekend. The Max Clunie Ring of Honor award was also presented to Blaine Fyson.

A ring he will wear proudly.

As for the bull riding, it was a very eventful weekend. Chad Besplug was the leader after night one. I was able to catch up with him when he was in the lead here:

Little did we know then, that he would end up finishing the event high enough up that he won enough money to get the call to the PBR’s Built Ford Tough Series event this coming weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana.

This weekend’s event in Indianapolis will be Chad’s first ever appearance on the BFTS. The current standings show him in 19th place in the PBR’s Touring Pro Division Standings. With a good performance this weekend he should make the PBR’s next BFTS cut where he would then get five events for sure on Tour.

When asked about how this might change his year, Chad said he still wants to win this years PBR Canadian Title.

“I want to make the World Finals too.” He added.

For those of you wondering about the 2011 CPRA Canadian Champion’s plans, Chad also plans to return to the Canadian Finals in Edmonton, AB in November. He want’s to win there again.

As for this weekend’s event in Indiana, Besplug stated his intention well.

“To win. I want to ride my bulls. I wanna show people I belong.” Chad said.

In the past year he’s been riding as well as he ever has if not better. He will show up well.

Best of luck to you Chad! We are all cheering for you.

For those of you hoping to watch, you’ll get the chance to from anywhere in the world through YouTube on Friday night. Check out or PBRNow on YouTube for all the details.

Back to Prince Albert.

Ride of the Weekend

It was an easy pick to go with Aaron’s ride on the Calgary Stampede bull Pawn Star. The same bull that took Devon Mezei to a 90 point score and the event win back in Lethbridge that sent him to the BFTS for an event as well.

Bull of the Weekend

Pawn Star was the highest marked bull of the weekend. It wouldn’t be much fun to have the same video up twice, so I’m going to go with the bull of the weekend being the one that was talked about the most. Sure there could be others that could have won, but this one really stood out.

With a score of 44.5 points up against Scott Schiffner, here’s the Vold bull Cool Valley.

Contractor Stats

This is another bit of information that will be shared at certain PBR Canada events this year. We will share the top contractor average bull scores for those contractors who have a minimum of three bulls out per night.  By contractor from the first night in Prince Albert: The Vold bulls were first with a 21.16 average on 6 outs, Wild Hoggs came second with 20.75 on 4 outs. The Flying Four were 3rd with 20.67 on 3 outs.

That’s a wrap from the Clunie-Cooper Memorial PBR this past weekend in Prince Albert, SK.

Next up for the PBR in Canada is the Marwayne CTP Event Friday April 27th. After that it will be stop number 3 on the 3D Bullriding Tour May 31st in Asquith, SK.

There are still 36 riders with a shot at winning the truck this fall in Lloydminster!

Also, check back tomorrow or later in the week for interviews with Ryan and Jesse Byrne!

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2 Responses

  1. Lee Bellows

    Ted, not getting the clips to show on my computer. Is this my prob. or yours? Tried to watch these and just get a black screen. any suggestions?

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