FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia — Round two and the Championship Round of the 2014 Daryl Mills PBR Invitational start tonight at the Fort St. John Rec Center at 5:30pm. Tickets are still available at the door for $40 each.
An extra $25 will get you a ticket to tonight’s Dance in the Dirt with Jake Matthews as well, that starts at 9:00pm sharp.
Last night, Australian Budd Williamson took the early lead. Who will it be taking home the biggest share of the $30,000 in added money tonight?
These are my thoughts on some of the match-ups for round two. There’s a lot to go over as everyone has a chance with the calibre of bulls present. Justin Volz did quite a job assembling this pen.
Look for some high scores tonight and some great bulls.
Jason Malone vs. Hands Up – After last night, Jason sits second, with another couple scores tonight he could win the event. He’s drawn well to get Hands Up from Franklin Rodeo in round two. Black with upturned horns, this bull should spin either way and give Jason a chance to win the round. They’ve ridden the bull for lots of high scores including an 88 from Brian Hervey last July in Calgary at Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall Inc. Look for a high score to kick things off.
Chad Besplug vs. Crazy Joey – I’m really not familiar with this bull but when I looked him up on ProBullStats.com, it showed that Ty Patten was 81.5 on him last June in Wanham, AB. This match-up might not win the round but Chad will get a score here and come back in good shape for a chance at the event title and big cardboard check.
Michael Ostachek vs. Smoothie – Speaking of Besplug, this is the bull he rode last night for an 85. Mike came up big last night for an 84.5 to sit sixth thus far. Another score in that range and he will be sitting pretty with a darn good chance at his first PBR Canada event title. My money is on Mike here for at least another 84.5.
Zane Lambert vs. Stellar – Zane had one of those four 85’s from last night, his was on a Vold Rodeo bull from Ponoka too. I think it’s funny he’s got to go all the way to Fort St. John to get on a bull he’s neighbors with but the crowd is far better here than in the practice pen. Last year’s champ from the Daryl Mills PBR Invitational, Zac Peterson, was 84 on Stellar in Coronation last August. If this bull has the same tracks he doesn’t have a chance against Zane. Make it either way for that matter.
Budd Williamson vs. Slingblade – This is a rematch from round two of last year where Budd and Slingblade met up for a tie of the round win. I’m not sure if the score will be as high this time around but I am betting on a score. Here’s a look at that ride the last time around.
Ty Pozzobon vs. K Rose – Brian Hervey was 85 on this bull two weeks ago now in Marwayne but Ty probably knew that about five minutes after he saw the draw. After coming down last night Pozzy needs a score and he’s likely going to get that here.
Jesse Torkelson vs. Freightshaker – This is another one of those match-ups that might not win the round but Jesse is going to get a score. Depending on how many rides there are he might have enough to get back on one score.
Tyler Pankewitz vs. Goin’ Steady – This Wild Hoggs’ bull is 3-0 this spring already, but Pank should break that streak. A high score would get him back to the Championship Round as well after a no score last night.
Make your picks in a comment below, I look forward to hearing them!
Round two draw for the Daryl Mills PBR Invitational. April 19th, 2014 in Fort St. John, BC.
|1||Jason Malone||FRNK4 HANDS UP||LB|
|2||Justin Lloyd||FRNK997 RED BULL||L|
|3||Chad Besplug||FRNK559 CRAZY JOEY||LB|
|4||Michael Ostachek||FRNK54T SMOOTHIE||R|
|5||Zane Lambert||WVR780 STELLAR||L|
|6||Brant Atwood||FRNK979 SUPER TOO||R|
|7||Resendo Ramarez||WVRV3 PIPE LINE||L|
|8||Leland Spence||WVR923 SLASH BABY||L|
|9||Skylar McBride||WVR7R3 ROWDY ALL NIGHT||R|
|10||Tanner Girletz||ENO937 SUPER NOVA||R|
|11||Shay Marks||WVR999 DEVILS REVERSE||L|
|12||Budd Williamson||WVR736 SLING BLADE||L|
|13||Edgar Durazo||ENO024 COOL POP||R|
|14||Tanner Byrne||ENO903 BODY TWIST||R|
|15||Colby Reilly||SKRI0818 BOB MARLEY||R|
|16||Wyatt Gleeson||SKRI916 POPCORN TWIST||L|
|17||Cameren Parkinson||SKRI911 E.W.’S BONNESS||R|
|18||Ty Pozzobon||HOGS916 K ROSE||R|
|19||Jesse Torkelson||SKRI902 FREIGHT SHAKER||L|
|20||Jordan Hansen||SKRI90 BROWNIE||L|
|21||Justin Lloyd 2||HOGS724 LOST WAGES||R|
|22||Ty Elliott||HOGS818 MORNING BREATH||R|
|23||Cody Ford||HOGS079 GET THIS||L|
|24||Josh Birks||HOGS911 2DARK2C||L|
|25||Bradley Ingersoll||SWYR62 REMINGTON COUNTRY||R|
|26||Scott Schiffner||SWYR014 MAN DIME||R|
|27||Tyler Pankewitz||HOGS918 GOIN’ STEADY||L|
|28||Brock Radford||SWYR866 BUCKET LIST||R|
|29||Miles Pennington||SWYR320 GREY AREA||L|
|30||Lachlan Richardson||SWYR180 WHISKEY THROTTLE||L|
|FRNK715 BOTTOMS UP||R||Low|
|WVR73 HOLY HAND GRENADE||R|
|SWYR731 TREE SHAKER||L|
|WVR43 RUSTY NAILS||R|
|WVR822 INDIAN TURTLE||L|
|ENO913 RUCKUS JUICE||L|
|FRNK501 COSA NOSTRA||R|
|SKRI0819 MINION STEWART||R|
|HOGS81 AXIS OF EVIL||L||High|